Bay Area native, loves all things active and outside, especially if the activity involves special treats at the end.  Cooking for my family and friends brings me great joy, as does the home food science project like kombucha, discovering the secrets to the best potato latke, plant based yogurt, or “how many veggies can I hide” in this mac and cheese.

Long term goal is to improve my green thumb and grow more food for home cooking/preserving.  Nothing beats picking sun warmed fruits and veggies from your own backyard!  My biggest gardening success is a passion fruit vine that provides 100s of fruits each year, all whilst shading our home in the hot summers.  Sharing this abundance with family, friends and neighbors is such a delight each year and epitomizes one of the many ways that food brings our community together.