Friday, August 17, 2012

New Beginnings


It has been a very long time since I have written on my blog, but I would like to share some exciting news!! I am officially the new photographer and writer for the Beanilla.com blog. I am excited to begin this venture with them and hope that loyal readers will transition with me to the Beanilla blog. I love the products that they offer and the quality is superb!

Follow me on over www.beanilla.com/blog

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A new Chapter

I can't believe it has been 8 months since my last post! Life has been incredibly busy and so I put blogging on hold, waiting for me to to come and resurect it one day.
So..... What have I been up to? In the past year I have changed career paths, yes I still am a chef. Working as a personal chef definately had it's highs and lows but after much soul searching and quite a few job interviews for Executive Chef positions, I came to the conclusion that I needed to follow the path of Alice Waters and The Chez Panisse Foundation. It's not glamorous and I most likely will never be recognized for the work that I do, but it I am making a difference in a child's life and the way that they view food and nutrition.

In the next month I will be revising SJGourmet to reflect a more modern, simpler website with a mixture of fresh recipes and food photography. Thanks for your patience and I hope to see some new faces as well as familiar old ones.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Party Time

I love to entertain..... I love the preparation, the design and planning aspect that seperates a great party from a good party and of course the food.


Over the years I like think that I have become an efficent event planner and a gracious hostess. One of my favorite events of the year is without a doubt my husband's annual birthday celebration. Here's a little glimpse of the celebration.