Food Photography

Still Life Masters

  This January it was my turn to host a luncheon for my Gourmet Cooking Group.  My cooking team decided we wanted the menu to feature citrus, which is in peak ripeness this time of year.  With citrus in mind, we decided the theme of our luncheon would be Still Life Masters.  This theme … [Read more...]

San Simeon Bay & Sebastian’s

There is a special spot on the central coast that I love to visit when I am in the area – San Simeon Bay! The bay is a beautiful circular stretch of white sand and crystal blue water - when comes to shore crashes upon large rocks, sending white foamy water upward to the sky.  Healthy overgrown … [Read more...]

Christmas Ravioli

Each year before Christmas my family gathers to create our family recipe of ravioli.  The recipe has been past down through the generations on my mother's maternal side of the family.  My grandmother Lucille taught us how to make ravioli many years ago.  She pasted away along time ago but she is … [Read more...]

The Salt Lick BBQ Texas

This month I visited family and friends in Texas!  What a great trip I had!  My visit consisted of lots of quality time with family and friends, a college football game, a Hill Country road trip, Texas wine tasting, The Alamo, lots of shopping, and fabulous BBQ!  Along our road trip, I had asked my … [Read more...]

Food and Wine Pairing at the Mauna Kea

Each March my husband and I attend his company's reward trip to Hawaii.  This year we went to the Big Island of Hawaii and stayed at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.  The Mauna Kea is the oldest hotel on the big island - build in the 50s by the Rockefellers.  Although the hotel has been completely … [Read more...]

Hog Island Oyster Company

My husband and I love oysters! Raw, barbequed, Rockefeller – they are all good. My favorite way to eat them is raw with a little squeeze of lemon and mignonette - accompanied with champagne and really good sourdough bread.  A match made in heaven! I prefer Pacific coast oysters from very cold and … [Read more...]

Regale Winery

Like most of you, I love to go wine tasting with my husband and friends.  Over the years I have tasted in many of California's wine regions and have enjoyed their numerous appellations.  But Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and El Dorado are a good distance from my home, which take a planned weekend. … [Read more...]

Two Years And Counting!

February is my blog’s anniversary month!  Blogging has been a super fun project that I have grown from immensely.   Blogging has given me a great venue to showcase my photography, expand my portfolio, stretch my photographic abilities, and hone my writing skills, as well as meet amazing people, and … [Read more...]

Stumpy’s Burgers & Dogs

Who doesn’t like a good burger?!  I mean a really good burger.  I bet if I asked just about anyone, a burger would be one of their top five favorite foods! … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

I had the good fortune to photograph the feature article for the December 2014/January 2015 issue of South Bay Accent Magazine!  The feature article is on high-end craft cocktails at very cool local bars.  I had a great time during the four-day photo shoot at ten bars!  As you all know, people who … [Read more...]