Whitney Fisch

Whitney and I met on-line. She and I met because I had been admiring her from a far (well, not so afar – from my phone screen) and was completely in love with her POV.

Wendy Turner

Another pre-school connection. I know – so many bad-asses came out of that “institution”! One of my first memories of Wendy was when she walked in to my furniture factory for the first [...]

Dayna Taus

Dayna and I met when our eldest kids (now almost 21 years old) were about 2 years old. We landed in the same pre-school class. The connections and the friendships that we created from that [...]

Lori Kleiman

Lori and I met in high school, over 40 years ago. Although we went to different high schools, I was BFF’s with one of her BFF’s and she and I became fast friends. Always connected through that [...]

Leigh Koechner

Leigh and I met on the internet, on LinkedIn specifically. I found her and liked her vibe. That was about a year ago. We took our new found relationship “off line”, hopped on a call, had a great [...]

Caitlin Roberts

I, like most of the universe, has become obsessed with Marie Kondo. After binging her Netflix show, Tidying Up, I googled the crap out of this woman to learn more. I had read the book years ago, [...]

Lindsay Albert

Lindsay and I met through our friend, Suze around 1993. She was fresh out of the Graphic Design program at U.C.L.A. and my brand, Little Folk Art, needed her. She and I immediately clicked and we [...]

Brenda Holzke

Brenda and I met in 8th grade. She and I went to different middle schools, but we had mutual friends that brought us together. Brenda and I instantly connected and became fast and best friends. [...]

If You Want to Go Fast

I heard this quote on a Podcast the other day and it stuck with me.It was on my early morning walk with Lola and I had to pause the episode because I wanted to write this down when I got home.

Finding Your Lane

Finding our lane isn’t always easy.  Some of us find what we want to do really early on. I have friends who got into their profession or work right out of college and that was it for them, [...]

Day 15: Holiday Cooking

Brisket is always best when made a day in advance. Hannukah is tomorrow night and I am not making one, but two briskets this year. Why you ask? Levi volunteered my brisket for the Multi Cultural [...]

Lentil Bolognese

  Fall has finally arrived in sunny Los Angeles and it’s that slight chill in the air that makes me yearn for warm soups, one pot stews, and hearty pasta dishes. One night a week pasta [...]

Baked Eggplant Crisps

I love eggplant, but get stuck making it the same old way; roasted and then mixed with pasta and lemon, gratin (way too many calories), and grilled then made into ratatouille. Inspiration for [...]

100 Great Summer Recipes

photo courtesy of Rosco (sideshowphoto), originally seen at Brave Tart used with permission Memorial weekend, traditionally, kicks off the beginning of summer. Grilling, eating outdoors, and [...]

Green Lentil Caviar

By Thursday or Friday everything that I have prepped for the weeks meals and snacks are pretty much gone. Turning little bits of this and that gives me the mid-week creative boost that I need. [...]

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Spring has sprung! When it comes to weather, we Californian’s have it pretty darn good. Crisp mornings, sunny afternoons, and cool evenings reminds us that soon enough, we will be sporting [...]

Pan Fried Chickpeas

A few months back we took the kids(and some of their friends) to Pizzeria Mozza for a “pizza”. Yes, we ordered  pizza, several different kinds of pizza. Plus one of every [...]

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

I always look forward to Thanksgiving. Sharing the holday with my family, extended family, and a handful of friends. Each year, my sister-in-law and I alternate with hosting it. I do like having [...]

Persimmon Mojitos

Persimmon’s are finally in season and they are all around us. At the market, on my friends tree, and at the local farmers markets. I am a late bloomer when it comes to this overly delicious [...]

Halloween Round-Up 2011

Itty Bitty Baked Doughnuts Halloween is around the corner.  I am starting to bake for our school’s big Halloween Hoot this weekend, the house is almost all decorated, and the kids have [...]

Leek + Turkey Patties

Before heading off to the farmers market this past Sunday, I took inventory of what I had on hand that was still salvageable.  I had some leeks, some cooked quinoa, a few pieces of fruit and [...]

Apple Crisp Bars

I had a vegetable drawer filled with fuji apples that had seen better days.  They were not fit to eat for my mid morning snack.  It’s rare that I clean out my vegetable bin and [...]

Homemade Chicken Tenders

For those of you that have children, you are fully aware of the kids menu in most restaurants. Hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, pizza, and french fries. It is rare that [...]

Homemade Ketchup

The supermaket shelves are lined with bbq sauces, ketchup, salad dressings, and marinades. Over the past couple of years, I have stopped purchasing almost everything and anything, such as the [...]

Grilled Ratatouille

Summer is around the corner and our bar-b-que is cleaned and ready to roll. I love summer grilling. Not just the food and the luscious flavors that come off the grill, but the whole idea of being [...]