Sunday, August 10, 2014

A New Endeavor

I'm so excited to share a new endeavor with you all today!  I recently started writing the Chef's In section for one of my favorite magazines, Focus on the Coast. 

Each month, there will be a new theme and August is all about savoring summer.  I'm sharing three recipes that showcase summer produce, and even one to help cool down your pup in this warm summer sun! 

When I thought of the August heat, the first thing that came to my mind was a cool, refreshing granita.  This Agua de Sandia granita is the perfect treat and it couldn't be easier to prepare. 
Photo by Jason Armond for Focus not the Coast

For my second recipe, I went with an oldie but goodie - my Tomato & Goat Cheese Bruschetta.  Ripe tomatoes and local goat cheese are the showstoppers here. 
Photo by Jason Armond for Focus on the Coast

We can't forget about our pups this time of year!  I made Roscoe some Elvis inspired pup cream, complete with yogurt, bacon, banana, and peanut butter.  When Mike and I get frozen yogurt, Roscoe gets his own treat! 
Photo by Jason Armond for Focus on the Coast 

Check out the complete recipes on the Focus on the Coast website! 


  1. Congratulations!! Such a fun new gig! Can't wait to try these out. My pups will be excited too!

  2. The watermelon slushy looks delish!!!