2020: The Year that Was

2020: The Year that Was

Honestly, I thought I might skip the “year in review” post this year. I mean, I certainly wasn’t ready to write it while it was still 2020. Normally these “year in review” posts go something like: here’s how many posts I wrote this year, this 

Tips for Going Plastic Free

Tips for Going Plastic Free

It’s almost July, and that means the start of #PlasticFreeJuly. Every year, millions of people all over the world (250 million in 177 countries, to be exact) participate in a challenge called #PlasticFreeJuly. The idea is, they make a commitment to banning the use of 

Sourdough Focaccia

Sourdough Focaccia

When the going gets tough… the tough head to the kitchen. Cooking and writing have always been my best therapy. But there’s a bonus to being able to cook and bake, and that’s being able to take care of other people. A few nights ago, 

Sourdough Bread for the Apocalypse

Sourdough Bread for the Apocalypse

Well that went escalated quickly. I try to be active on this platform at a minimum of once a week(ish), and last week’s post had nary a mention of the words pandemic, social distancing, quarantine, or apocalypse, words, which I feel like I now hear 

Let’s Make Less Waste

Let’s Make Less Waste

Last year, I watched the documentary Just Eat it.  Jen and Grant are a local couple who decide to make a three-month commitment to not purchase groceries, but rather to scavenge every bit of food. It sounds weird, right? Who would take up dumpster diving 

What to Do After You Hit Publish #IFBC15

What to Do After You Hit Publish #IFBC15

Later this morning, I’ll be co-presenting a workshop with Lorraine Goldberg of Allrecipes.com at the International Food Blogger’s Conference in Seattle. Our presentation is called What to Do After You Hit Publish, and it’s all about how to use social sharing to drive traffic to 

Healthy Food on $4 a Day

Healthy Food on $4 a Day

I am in such a great place right now. My blog is blooming, and the past year, since I started to treat it professionally, it has really taken off. I’m thankful. Truthfully, there were days, not long ago, when I first was starting my PR 

December Blogging Challenge

December Blogging Challenge

Welcome to December! This is the crazy month of parties, gifts, turkey, and family. Hopefully, somewhere in there, you’ll get some downtime, too. I, along with a few other of my intrepid fellow bloggers, are doing a blogging challenge this month. The goal (for me) is 

3 Food Movies Reveal the Secret Sauce of Life

3 Food Movies Reveal the Secret Sauce of Life

I don’t get to the theatre often. It’s a reality of my life, despite the fact I love theatre and film, and remain deeply connected to the local communities. My schedule just doesn’t support it. But last night, I did get out to see Chef, 

My DIY $20 Lighting Kit for Food Photography

My DIY $20 Lighting Kit for Food Photography

It’s winter! And it’s dark! Thank goodness we’re finally past the shortest day of the year, and the days are finally starting to get longer. But it’s been harder and harder to get really good photos these last couple of months, because I rely pretty