This is a story about an old man who leaves his home in the desert and goes on a sailing adventure to find berries. Things don’t go as planned and he ends up discovering something even sweeter. Food pairing is Blackberry Coffee Cake Muffins.
This is a story about a boy learning to share his precious wooden box. Food pairing is carrot cake.
Tis the season of holiday parties and winter storms. What if you could hitch a ride on a tropical storm? This poem is swirling with precipitous fun. Food pairing is a tropical parfait of pineapple, mango and coconut.
Have you ever read Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree? It asks us to think about the appropriate relationship between human beings and nature. This story is my exploration of that question. Meet Nilo and his friend Stuart, the apple tree. Food pairing is French Apple Tart.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! This is a story about a new piece of brown packaging paper on its first delivery job. However, throughout the delivery process, the paper starts to struggle with the reality of the profession – that being packaging paper can be a thankless job. Luckily, not all folks see things in the same way and that is often how creativity is born. Food pairing is Lemon Pound Cake.
This is a story about a special connection made between two strangers on a bus. Food pairing is Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
This poem is special. I wrote this poem when I was 12 years old for my elementary school newspaper “Henderson Puppy Prints”. Food pairing is Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes.
This is a poem about silver linings. Fears unfold as a girl imagines her first day at school. She is alone, terrified and does not fit in, but her creativity and hope is steadfast. Food pairing is Spinach and Bacon Quiche.
This poem was inspired by my appreciation for all the wonderful spaces that life has to offer. I wanted to celebrate the simple things that bring me joy – and scones with tea is one of them. Food pairing with this story is Apricot Coconut Scones.
This poem was inspired by a trip to Portland, Oregon – the land of coffee and chocolate. It describes a rainy evening in the city vs. the countryside and how both experiences turn to the comfort of food at the end of the night. Food pairing with this story is Dark Chocolate Mug Cake.