With words that evolve into stories, I help people feel less alone. My work demonstrates that despite life’s beautiful suffering, all of us have the opportunity to remake ourselves. Irreverent insights, rebellious humor, and integrity infuse my writing, as I seek to answer the question: What do we mean by the good life?

Instant Pot Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

On our recent cross-country journey from Seattle to Florida in Pernell, we aimed to be as self-contained as possible, avoiding restaurants and restricting shopping trips as much as possible. I … Continue reading Instant Pot Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Romanesco Broccoli

My favorite thing to do with Romanesco Broccoli is to give it a very Italian treatment by slow cooking it with anchovies and garlic. The taste explosion is a party … Continue reading Romanesco Broccoli

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits as a thing, a meal that’s worthy of attention, first crossed my radar in 2010 on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina.  Grits weren’t something I much … Continue reading Shrimp and Grits