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Here you’ll find me blogging about different things I find interesting around food, wine, culture, travel, my garden, projects, and reflections.

On September 3, 2014 La Vie Rustic, my on-line store  openswww.lavierustic.com – where you will be able to buy bunches of my fresh sweet bay laurel, cut the day your order ships, DIY charcuterie kits, jars of Sel de Figues, French Heirloom Lettuce Seed Collections and more.

What is La Vie Rustic, you might ask? It is a company dedicated to bringing, in the French style, the best and most authentic products to the new wave of backyard gardeners, animal husbandmen and women, home cooks, and anyone, anywhere who, like me, wishes to practice a sustainable lifestyle mindfully producing, cooking, and caring for their own food, even if only a small part of it. Most of the products are created and produced by me on my small farm in Northern California.

In the Provence section, you’ll find information about a village house to rent there, books, photos, and other items of interest centering around that magical place where I’ve lived off and on for many years. It just seemed it needed its own space on my website just like it has in my heart.

In Books, you’ll find almost all of the books I’ve authored or co-authored, along with awards and some of my favorite books by others.

In Recipes – I’ll be posting new ones every week or so, so keep visiting.

On Assignment showcases some of the articles I write for newspapers and magazines on travel and food. Look soon for links to stories written after my recent trip to Bali.

In the consulting category, Evans & Brennan, LLC continues to work to provide training to school lunch staff on world flavor profiles, and on cooking from scratch with seasonal produce. We also continue to write our blog, “Who’s Cooking School Lunch?” Do subscribe to this to read  interviews and see photos of real people cooking school lunch, plus guest blogs from the changing world of school lunch by the people making the changes.  www.whoscookingschoolunch.com

Here on the home page, I’ll post upcoming events such as cooking demonstrations and classes, tours and more.