Episode 5 of this season’s Growing a Greener World (my PBS show) has been posted and you can check out my recipe for how to cook Lemongrass – 2 ways.

These two recipes are super simple and extremely delicious: a lemongrass coconut jasmine rice and a ginger mint lemongrass tea (shhh, don’t tell Latte). Enjoy!

National Heirloom Expo

I’m so excited to be speaking, cooking and signing my cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, at (and attending) the National Heirloom Expo in September!

For those of you who don’t know about this event: The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism.  This year, it will take place from 9/11-9/13 in Santa Rosa, California and there are so MANY renowned speakers, activists, chef, presenters, gardeners and farmers who will be there.

So, make sure you mark your calendars and scout out your Latte locations – it’s going to be an awesome event!


New Episode of Good Food America Tonight

Another new episode of my new show, Good Food America, airs tonight on Veria Living (Verizon & Dish).

Here’s a snapshot from a previous episode where I visited my buddy, Corky (an urban beekeeper), in Seattle, from Ballard Bee Company. His honey is the bomb and I think he may even be able to ship some directly to you!

Speaking of honey… thinking… what goes well with a heaping teaspoon? You guessed it… and Latte agrees.

Book Nabbing

With Lattes in hand, Super-sous and I made trip #??? to pick up some more boxes of my cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh, from my storage unit about an hour outside of LA.

(Who’s crazy idea was it to do this without a publisher/distribution? Oh wait, that was me.)

Well, the good news is, we’re getting familiar with the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis and… well… um… catching up on our favorite podcasts. Ya.

You see? Not a crazy idea at all. Right? Anyone? Hello?!


Day 6 of ?!?!?


I’m the only remaining alternate jury person which means I have to wait outside the courtroom while the other jury members discuss the case. If any questions are asked to the court I then return to the courtroom to hear the question, then remain to hear the answer (if one is given) then return to the hallway outside the courtroom until the remaining jury members decide the case.

In short, I’m an understudy. Yet, without the applause.

Latte. At least we have one another.

Saturday and Sunday Fundays

It was a fabulous day yesterday at De Tierra Vineyards!

With a 5:00am wake up time and Latte’s in our hand, Super-sous and I flew up to Monterey in the morning, rode to the Vineyard and went straight to the kitchen to begin prepping for my cooking/speaking gig.

We prepared my Roast Eggplant Caponata on Crostini and Fresh Fruit Salad with Vanilla Sugar and Hand Torn Mint from my cookbook, Great Food Starts Fresh.

The backdrop for the speaking/cooking demo and book signing was picturesque – a little haven surrounded by vineyards and a group of wonderful people. It’s a little slice of paradise at the Vineyard.

And the fun didn’t stop there… another episode of my new show, Good Food America, was on last night. From Chicago to Texas to Wisconsin to Seattle… we’re taking you all over the US. If you like what you see – let me know. You can email me or post on my Facebook or Twitter!



And now, to start off this beautiful, sunny day… Super-sous and I are off to the delicious Hollywood Farmers Market.

Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!