My good friend and member of my creative team (which really isn’t a “team”, more like me bouncing blog ideas off her to see if she likes them) Lateca Roman and I were discussing her son’s school trip to the Pumpkin Patch a few weeks ago and I happened to ask her what she did with the pumpkin after it was brought home. (more…)

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I’m sure you’ve noticed that this post has taken a while. Folks, I’m sad to say that I’ve lost my mojo. (more…)

Yes, my friends, I have been to another beautiful locale and bring back tales of foodie bliss. I went to the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival to support a wonderfully talented filmmaker whose feature, Money Matters, was showcased and nominated for the HBO feature film award. The movie was excellent – the best movie of the festival. While I was there, I had the opportunity to visit some great local restaurants and see some cinematic gems from great up and coming independent artists. (more…)

I love Sundays. They are just filled with a lot of nothingness to do. WONDERFUL!! I wanted to share some foodie finds and observations that I’ve had over the past two weeks. (more…)

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 I took the opportunity Friday to knock another restaurant off of my “Gotta Get There” list. I visited Oyamel for dinner, and I fell in love with Jose Andres. (more…)

One of my favorite summer dishes is sautéed yellow squash. My grandfather grows them in his garden and there is nothing like fresh picked vegetables straight from the earth. (more…)

When I started doing research for this article, I only planned to highlight peaches – I have a fantastic peach cobbler recipe from Tyler Florence that I am anxious to try. I ran across an article on peaches and nectarines in the Food section of the LA Times and– the article called them “kissing cousins”. Since there are only small differences between the two fruits (and I haven’t posted a blog in a while), I decided to highlight them both. And anyway, who doesn’t love a sweet nectarine? (more…)