Monthly Archives: March 2012

Go Texan

Today, we (me, the team, and Latte) wrapped up day 2 of shooting my new TV show. This morning I was thrilled to visit the Sunset Valley Farmers Market here in Austin and then a delicious restaurant that is all … Continue reading

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2 Lattes. 2 Shoots.

Today was the first day of shooting for my new TV show where I travel around the US spotlighting restaurants that support their local food purveyors as well as visiting the food purveyors themselves! With one Latte under my belt, … Continue reading

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Deep in the Heart of Texas

Yeeeehaw! My sous and I arrived in Austin this afternoon. We got to fly out with the Director of Photography who is from San Francisco and connected through L.A. (great guy) and were greeted in Austin by my new Executive … Continue reading

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T minus 12 hours

Only 12 hours left before my sous and I take off on our 3 week adventure, shooting my new TV show! With my taxes finally done (I owed), laundry in the dryer (I need more quarters), dishes washed, and last … Continue reading

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Dueling Muffins.

Last night, I cooked up a batch of my double chocolate toasted almond orange zest cranberry muffins from my cookbook (in the chocolate, yes chocolate, season) to deliver to the crew at KTLA (channel 5) in the morning. Getting ready … Continue reading

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The Lyon Cometh

This week, (a week I’ve been waiting months to arrive) I embark on part I of the filming of my new TV show, and I couldn’t be more excited! On Thursday, me and my sous (who is traveling with me) … Continue reading

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A Lyon Dreams of Sushi

Inspired by the movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, that my sous and I recently enjoyed, this morning we headed to downtown L.A. and took a fantastic 3 & 1/2 hour sushi making class at the Sushi Institute of America. Also … Continue reading

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Cookies for Breakfast?

Last night, as I was shopping for ingredients (at my local grocery store) for the recipes I have been testing in preparation for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking for Solutions Event that I am participating in, I spotted, in the … Continue reading

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My Cookbook, Some Spice, and Everthing Nice

This is a really fun thing! My favorite spice company, My Spice Sage, is sponsoring a giveaway of a signed copy of my seasonal cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh. Spices and a free signed cookbook? Read on and share with … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?!

When I embarked on the journey (5 years ago) to write my seasonal cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, I always planned to self-publish so I could take my time with each recipe – ensuring deliciousness, make sure each photo was … Continue reading

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