Eat Less Water Kitchen Table Tour-Coming to a Kitchen Near You

The Eat Less Water (ELW) Book Tour, traveling to every region of the U.S., will take a detour into home kitchens near you, with the Eat Less Water Kitchen Table Tour.  While I read a short excerpt from the book, setting the theme for the evening, the ELW Kitchen Table Tour is not intended to … Continue reading Eat Less Water Kitchen Table Tour-Coming to a Kitchen Near You

Eat Less Water Pre-Launch Book Tour Starts in NYC

The Eat Less Water (ELW) book tour has launched beginning in NYC. More events in NY are planned, including a reading in the John Hozka Community Garden featured in my Gardens and Water chapter, and a cooking demonstration in a private home in Brooklyn. For more information on these and other upcoming books readings please check … Continue reading Eat Less Water Pre-Launch Book Tour Starts in NYC

Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

"Get the good chocolate for yourself," advises author Simran Sethi, on her newly launched chocolate podcast,  The Slow Melt.  Good chocolate demands you place the decadent morsel in your mouth to slowly seep into each pore of the tongue. And as Simran Sethi discusses both in her podcast and book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of … Continue reading Get The Good Chocolate for Yourself

America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Dear Mr. Scott Pruitt (President Trump's Nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency), On warm winter afternoons, my daughter Estrella and I head to the beach.  She sits in the matching beach chair beside me with her sketch pad and Harry Potter book. But the books are quickly tossed on the beach towel. Instead, she … Continue reading America the Beautiful Thanks to the EPA- an open letter to Scott Pruitt

Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

I hosted an impromptu brunch for 11. Bell pepper, onion, kale, cheese, and butter leftover from last week's farmers’ market were perfect ingredients for a tasty omelet. Apples and bananas leftover from the week's grocery trip earlier in the week, and oranges from our backyard tree became the fruit salad.  The guests, already in my … Continue reading Spend three times the money on pasture-raised eggs or eat three times the eggs

Have You Been to a Fermentation Festival?

  "I don't want to go to a fermentation festival," complained Joaquin, my ten-year son. "I don't like kimchi or sauerkraut," he groaned. I reminded him of other fermented foods, which don't involve cabbage he likes, like salsa, pickles, kombucha and chocolate. He wasn't convinced, but he and my youngest daughter, Estrella had no choice … Continue reading Have You Been to a Fermentation Festival?