I was raised in Davis, California in the heart of the Sacramento Valley where the long, hot summers and deep, rich soil allowed for gardening in abundance and where cooking from and sharing the harvest of my garden was one of my greatest joys. Now I live on the north coast of California where growing tomatoes is a challenge and learning cool, short-season gardening has many rewards, albeit sometimes hard won.
My passion for cooking, gardening and feeding family and friends has never abated, so when I was encouraged by my sons to write a family cookbook, during that process I discovered the world of blogging and never looked back.
Then there's the photography! Who knew I would be so smitten by a tiny, sleek, silver, digital wonder that I would travel way down this fork in the road before I realized what was happening?