Welcome to my new website

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Here you’ll find me blogging – at last – about different things I find interesting around food, wine, culture, travel, my goats and my garden, projects, and reflections. In a new section, Provence, 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 written or co-authored. I’m planning to turn several into ebooks. A Pig in Provence is already an ebook, and I’m hoping to turn it into an audio book with me reading. Wouldn’t that be fun?

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

My big project right now in the consulting category is working with my business partner, Ann M. Evans on our blog, “Who’s Cooking School Lunch?” Do subscribe to this to read weekly 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. And also for information on how to become a sponsor. www.whoscookingschoolunch.com

What is La Vie Rustic, you might ask? It is a work in progress, an online company in the making. It is 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 wishes to practice a sustainable lifestyle mindfully producing, cooking, and caring for their own food, even if only a small part of it. Look soon for La Vie Rustic products on its own website – feed and fodder, rubs and brines, herbs and seeds, many produced, and all created, by me and my husband, in the spirit of Provence, on our small farm in Northern California.

In On Assignment you’ll find photos and posts from my work as a journalist, as well as links to selected articles by me and sometimes, about me.

Here on the home page, I’ll post upcoming events such as cooking demonstrations and classes, tours and more.One project project right now in the consulting category is working with my business partner, Ann M. Evans on our blog, “Who’s Cooking School Lunch?” Do subscribe to this to read weekly 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. And also for information on how to become a sponsor.