Food Photography

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...]

Chocolate Lovers Delight!

In 2013, I had the good fortune to taste an extraordinary piece of dark chocolate.  The flavor was unique-unlike I had experienced before.  It was rich and complex, with a depth of flavor that I had not tasted before.  I was given this chocolate as a pairing to an extraordinary cup of coffee at … [Read more...]

Paso Robles Valley, Part 2

Each year during the Giovanzana family annual trip to the Paso Robles valley, we join our friends who live there, for a fun filled day of wine tasting.  We drive along beautiful country roads,  that lead us to an assortment of unique and charming wineries.  In an area that boasts more than 200 … [Read more...]