No. 262Recipe Card Posted on 2 Comments

Bella Monte | Perfect Pairing

Classic Pesto | Bijouxs Little Jewels

Caio Bella! Goodbye to Summer, hello to Fall – with views of acres of green and beautiful mountains, all courtesy of a pretty little jewel of a townhouse right on the links. Join me on the patio for the view and a bowl of one my of favorite pastas – savor a Perfect Pairing. Continue reading Bella Monte | Perfect Pairing

No. 211 Posted on 4 Comments

Family & Friends Cookbook


Thanks for your patience! Phew! That ‘coming soon’ banner was up for a very long time. Truth be told, 2013 was the year that just ‘was’ but–it’s 2014, a New Year and I am proud to say the lovely new website is live and first digital cookbook is on the shelves! The details on the book are here.

First, a quick background. For many years I worked as a personal chef and for even more years a commercial designer in firms specializing in retail store and graphic design. I began writing a series of little jewel cookbooks, then came a turn–both economic and in publishing–the answer? Roll up my sleeves and find a way do it myself.

So, I begin with a series of digital cookbooks, PDF format. A beautiful, practical book that can be used on a multitude of devices and platforms; with no internet connectivity issues. The books and recipes go with you to the market or on vacation; perfectly portable and forward thinking.

A labor of love, the books are written, photographed and designed by, well, yours truly. A book takes a team, and of course a great copy editor, plus a few others mentioned in the credits to make the project happen. Thank you everyone who supported the project and encouraged me!

I hope you enjoy my first little jewel, Bijouxs Family & Friends! Thank you to all who follow, read and purchase my first book! Here’s to a great 2014.