Growing a Greener World Begins Again

Yay, Latte!

Season 3 of Growing a Greener World, my PBS show, starts airing today!

Check your local PBS listings to watch the show and/or you can watch episode 1 (for free) in the coming days when it is posted online.

In today’s show, I make a delicious pan-roasted broccoli in this episode. Trust me, it’s a goodie. Enjoy!



Discovery plus Me plus Pulled Pork

This morning, Super-sous, Latte, and I headed over to Silver Spring, Maryland, to the headquarters of Discovery Communications (which hosted my show, A Lyon in the Kitchen for 5 years) for a cooking demo and book signing for my seasonal cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh.

In preparation for the Fourth of July holiday, I prepared my slow cooked pulled pork with homemade barbecue sauce and my apple cabbage slaw with an apple cider vinaigrette. (All delicious recipes found in my cookbook!)

Everyone at the demo and those who helped make it happen, namely by buddy Chris, were such a joy to be with: very welcoming, helpful, and engaging. What a treat!

Now, we’re off to New Jersey for the weekend for my Executive Producer’s (of my new show, Good Food America) daughter’s bat mitzvah.

Let’s hope the Jersey Shore is cooler than what the temperature is right now. A steamy 107 degrees. Now THAT’S slow cookin’.


Up, Off and Away!

Super-sous and I are jet setting to the East Coast today.

First stop, Washington DC. I’ll be doing a cooking demo and book signing at Discovery Health Headquarters (home to my show, A Lyon in the Kitchen).

Then, a trip up to New Jersey to attend my Executive Producer’s (from Good Food America) daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

After that, we swing back down to the DC area, Arlington to be exact, to celebrate 4th of July and spend time with my parents (who live there).

After the 4th, we’ll be doing a cooking demo and book signing at the Falls Church Farmers Market (on July 7) and we’ll be cooking for a private dinner for a fundraiser for my elementary school.

And, in the middle of it all – a sneak peak of my show, Good Food America, on July 4th and the series premier on July 7th!


Looks like it will be an action packed week.

Latte, prepare yourself!

11 Day Countdown

As the days grow closer to launch of my new TV show, Good Food America, I am getting increasingly excited for everyone to take part in the fun!

If you haven’t seen the trailer for the show, check it out when you can spare, say, about 30 seconds…

Just 11 more days until the premier (July 7th on Veria Living) and you know what that means… at LEAST 11 more Lattes… I’ll drink to that!

Simple Things

Last year, Super-sous and I enjoyed the best cantaloupe of our lives from our farmer buddy, Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms.

Needless to say, as melons are coming back in season here in California, we have been keeping our eye on Alex’s farm stand at the Hollywood Farmers Market each Sunday.

Today, with hope to re-create last year’s experience, we took home 3 different types of melons to try. With great anticipation we will break into one of these beauties later today after our afternoon hike.

Other than a double shot Latte, what more does one need than some fresh summer fruit and a dream?