Making Kimchi with kindness & love

Over this past summer we have enjoyed getting to know our new neighbors. We have exchanged veggies and also other garden needs. One day her granddaughter was walking by and I asked if her grandmother would be willing to share her kimchi recipe. She replied, well yes I believe she would. Within the hour they…

Back to school; a new tradition has begun

The boys were invited by my girlfriend Deanna to join in a new tradition the night prior to school starting. “A jump in the bay” to start off the new school year. Her two sons Mikey and Carter our great friends to Jaden and Bren. She was able to round up a few other friends…

Garden Eats & boundless beauty…

I’m so grateful everyday for our garden eats! I absolutely love it sets the menu for our evening dinners. Peppers have a arrived and have not been shy… Celery! cucumbers! Summer squash-finally! I can’t capture behind the lens the abundance of daily tomatoes that we are producing. They are a lot of work…. But have…

Summer goodness: lunch-date and family fun-day

Lunch with these lovely ladies. My girlfriend Cynthia and her beautiful daughters. Cynthia and I have completely bonded over our love for produce gardens. I take in our time together and learn so much from her. Sometimes being spontaneous is some of the best adventures. Being a tourist and seeing the sights is always something…

My son Jaden’s first art gallery opening

Over the summer my son Jaden went to art school. Everyday he was full of excitement when he woke up. In his exact words “I wish this would never end” It was the perfect gift from grandma Susan. She is a artist so the gift came with not just love, but passion and a bond…

A Killer In Your Fridge ~ Sweet Poison…A MUST READ

A killer in your fridge- A must read! Rhonda Gessner In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain….

Saving The Season!

The summer has been nothing less than perfect in the northwest. Starting our produce garden this year was definitely the right thing to do. With the over abundance of produce I had to learn quickly the importance of “saving the season” Canning production has begun! One of the family favorites is slow roasted marinara sauce….

Touched by such kindness

What a wonderful surprise to receive such a thoughtful gift in the mail. My girlfriend Jen that I have know for many years…out of the blue sent me this amazing cookbook & loving card. She knew I would love it! Instantly, I was hooked and could not put it down. I have made a few…