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Mad Tea?

May 28, 2019


We strive for things that are simple and we all fall guilty to the routine.  But I’ve learned, albeit slowly, life is in the details.

So pick up flowers from the market or better yet, pick wildflowers, I promise they will make you smile. Set your table, it will save you from hunting for a fork later. If you’re feeling crazy, light candles, because isn’t everyday worth celebrating? Remember what used to make you happy … a decadent dinner, mad tea, beachside picnic … create it again.  

Beauty is everywhere, you only have to look for it. 

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For Good Measure


February 26, 2019



I believe whole-heartedly in the power of food… its ability to nurture the body and soul giving quality to our lives.  Nearly three years ago, when Mia was diagnosed Type 1 diabetic, everything we knew about health, nutrition & diet shifted and this project began to form.

Today I’m pleased to share with you, For Good Measure, featuring low-carb, farm-to-table California cuisine – a diabetic resource with specific ingredient lists and compiled nutritional data.

I’m hoping with my heart and hands it will make your life a little more flavorful.  Be inspired.




For Good Measure

Test Kitchen

October 24, 2018



Test kitchen evokes a mental picture of glistening stainless steel, prep bowls colored with precisely chopped vegetables and mouth-watering scents. After four months, I can attest it is nothing short of creative chaos … and if you’re lucky, something to serve for dinner.

With a hundred recipes tried and true, I emerge – burned, stained … but happy. I admit, food has been a palatable passion since I could see over the kitchen counter. This journey, which culminated in finding joy in something I once thought ugly, has been nothing short of inspiring.

People choose a low carb diet for reasons from weight loss to autoimmune complications; we converted to keep our type 1 diabetic daughter healthy. The wisp of a girl who loved to hold my hand when crossing the street is now the teenager I stroll with under the moon. She has and will always be my greatest muse. For Good Measure is for her and anyone who struggles with not only what life throws at them daily, but also the never ceasing struggle to stay alive.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates