About Me

I live in the amazing city of Portland, Oregon with my husband, Emmitt and our orange tabby, Sydney.  I was born and raised in Chicago and have always had a passion for cooking and baking.  Being in a strong Italian/Bohemian family, food was always plentiful and delicious! I decided to go to culinary school after realizing college was just not for me. Going to culinary school completely changed my life and brought my career to a new level, but after a while, that was not enough anymore.  I still strived to be around other people like myself, who have a passion for cleaner eating, being more eco-friendly and gardening.  People thought I was crazy for wanting a worm compost and chickens! So after 27 years of living in Chicago, my husband and I packed up and made the 2,000+ mile journey to our new home on the west coast.

I wanted to create a website to share my new recipes and experiences with family and friends.

Simple & Delicious

I love creating small recipes that use simple ingredients! I is super irritating when I am looking to try a recipe and the serving size is 12…there is no way I need to be cooking that much food. I try to keep my serving sizes between 2-4 that can be easily multiplied for extra guests or leftovers!

I also have a huge passion for making anything with dough!  You will probably notice that carbs and dairy are my two favorite food groups.

Gardening

Gardening is one of the most rewarding experience for a homecook. Being able to create food that you grew, is an amazing life circle that the whole family can enjoy all year round!

Learn to grow what you love and the possibilities are endless.

Blogs

After years of cooking, cleaning and of course, culinary school, you learn a few tips, tricks and life hacks! I love using anything eco-friendly, resuable and sustainable.

“Mise en plas”

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Everything in it’s place. This is the most important thing I learned in culinary school that I not only apply to my cooking, but my everyday life.  The key to a peaceful cooking environment and life is order and organization.

Recipes

Blogs

My Other Passions

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Eco-Friendly Products

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Kitchen Gadgets

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Sustainable Living

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Compost & Recycling

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Cats & Fur Babies

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Nature & Portland

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Real Reviews

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CEO Divi Chefs, Divi Recipes

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CEO Divi Chefs, Divi Recipes

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