Keys to Success from Abby Wambach and London 2012

I’m catching up on sleep. My blood pressure has returned to normal. I haven’t wept in at least three days.That is to say, the London 2012 Olympics are over, and slowly but surely life is resuming its normal rhythm....more

Chipotle Chocolate Sorbet

Coconut Sorbet With Chipotle Spice Chocolate Syrup

Hot Chocolate. I can barely utter the words because the searing summer temperature is supposed to top 101 degrees today. The last thing I want is a steaming hot cup of sipping chocolate.And yet…...more

Going Home

I was born in the Pacific Northwest.Not really. I was actually born in Texas and grew up in the Southwest: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico. But when I graduated from college I moved to Seattle —trading drought for damp and chiles for blackberries....more

Hello, Tom. And Other Seattle Eats.

There is a trend happening in the food and restaurant world, and it goes hand in hand with doing things more sustainably, and using fresh, local ingredients. This trend is toward doing a few things – just a few things – very, very well....more


I decided to go gluten-free for a while. I don’t know how long; it might be a few weeks or it might be forever....more

Tendonitis and a Double Scoop of Hope

I’m struggling lately with bouts of negativity and fear....more
I was at the MS Walk 2012 in Los Angeles this morning. I couldn't help but feel how utterly ...more

The Voices in my Head and Little Grilled Flatbreads

I’ve been here before. I’ve felt this way before. I’ve written about this before. That little voice has been getting louder and louder lately: “I’m not a good enough photographer, I’m not creative enough, I simply don’t know enough, my work isn’t dynamic enough, I’m never going to make it.”...more
My mouth is watering just admiring the pictures! It looks delicious!more