Last week, I wrote about my inability to feel the love for kale. I have the opposite relationship with avocados. It was love at first bite. When are avocados in season? While California’s peak season for avocados is February – September, we get a year-round supply of this fruit, thanks to our friends in Mexico....Continue Reading
Though I’m sad that summer is almost over, it’s fun to celebrate the warm months by looking back at all my favorite dinners. This year, it is a mix of new dishes and old favorites. Tuna Pasta with Crispy Capers The original recipe for tuna pasta can be found in my favorite cookbook, License to...Continue Reading
Whenever I give a talk or deliver a presentation, I pride myself on the Q&A. It’s my favorite part of the speech – the opportunity to let my guard down and be myself. Well, a few weeks ago when I delivered the keynote for a group of professional women in Bozeman, MT, I was myself alright...Continue Reading
Today, I’d like to share another easy, healthy family favorite — tuna with pasta and capers. In fact, due to its popularity, I have created many variations of the original dish, such as using chicken in place of tuna, substituting different vegetables and adding mozzarella. The recipe was inspired by the wonderful cookbook, License to...Continue Reading
I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. In addition, for each section, I’m food...Continue Reading
I love to grill in the summer, because it’s quick, healthy and there’s little mess to clean up afterwards. I often turn to my favorite cookbook – License to Grill – for inspiration. This month’s Bon Appétit also has some great suggestions for improving your BBQ technique. Taking advantage of my herb garden, I love...Continue Reading
What are “My Stories?”
War stories. Case studies. Opinion pieces. Writing samples.