Jewel Allen


Another amazing French meal tonight. <3 Steak au poivre, Ratatouille (cue the movie soundtrack), Veggie Nicoise Salad, and for dessert, bread pudding with cream sauce (okay, I don’t think this is intrinsically French but it was made with baguettes, so…). We started this feast at six but then I had to […]

French Cooking, Part Deux



Tonight’s dinner was French-inspired. ♥️ Hors d’oeuvre of cheesy garlic shrimp on baguette slices. French onion soup (Drew’s favorite). Slow-cooked Boeuf Bourgignon (boor-geeg-nyon) on Buttery mashed golden potatoes (Drew’s specialty). Mousse au Chocolat Blanc (white chocolate mousse) for dessert. On July 9, 2014, my husband Drew and I celebrated our […]

Slow-cooked Boeuf Bourgignon









We needed a dinner Plan b one night last week so I told my hubby I would check in the freezer for a “simple meal.” What do you know, we had 2 lbs. of cut-up London Broil, ready for Korean bulgogi so I thawed it in the microwave. The success […]

Bulgogi, or Korean BBQ









Jolie Gordon is a talented photographer whose favorite photo subjects include shelter animals, wild animals, and landscapes. She will chat about how she got started taking photos for the Humane Society, how she fills her creative well, and what creatives can do to improve branding. Q. Did you get lots […]

Q&A: Animal Photography with Jolie Gordon