October 7, 2020

There IS a way to embrace your inner "Basic-PSL-Loving-Plaid-Wearing" side AND shop local. Begin your love-affair with Fall while shopping small! Simply click the yellow links.

1- DIY HARVEST BOARD

Move over over-processed (but adorable) fall treats, Harvest Boards are g...

May 15, 2020

As Covid-19 reached Tucson, local chefs were forced to close their kitchens. Servers and suppliers followed. Small food businesses began tanking. Fighting back with heart, they teamed up to create a video message. During which, award-winning chefs earnestly asked Tucso...

March 13, 2020

Blessed to carry babies, but miserably sick, five local Tucson businesses carried me through. Sick or not, this is the dream team Mamas! (Click the highlighted names to learn more about you next favorite small biz.)

1. The Clean Culture Co

Sick in bed for month...

March 13, 2019


Sipping cocktails by the pool may be a fantasy to some.  Lapping up a gelato-doughtnut sandwich is mine. That fantasy came true when SweetScape Desserts opened its doors. Sprinkles and sweet cream SCREAM FUN! Breeze over the Bingo Hall, and wafts of just-baked do...

February 7, 2019


Shame shame you know my name. And my name is CHOCOLATE! Like a siren to a seaman, I was lured into Monsoon by chocolate gem bonbons. The creamy complexity of these chocolates made me exclaim things. Basically foodie expletives for “insanely good!” Is this what chocola...

December 15, 2018

This winter, I bought a house in the country. So far in fact, that DoorDash does not deliver. Insert my horrified face! Yes there are chains nearby but we love LOCAL peeps. So imagine my surprise when I take a wrong turn and discover a mini-mall of local shops. Even a...

August 15, 2018



Sponsored by the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce

YES, there is great sushi in the White Mountains! Explore the mountains all day, then take foodie refuge at The Chalet. Imagine Ahi Tuna topping off tempura-battered squash "Surf boards."  These are THE BOMB! Crunc...

July 10, 2018

One serious case on the Monday's prompted me to escape into the mountains. Little cell service, and loads on nature. Just the remedy for my fried brain. 30 minutes into the drive, I was gawking at the layers of mountains, appearing blue in the distance. By 45 minutes,...

June 19, 2018

An American-breakfast diner by day, and Mexican-staple dinner by night, Frank's and Francisco's is what foodie dreams are made of. It's also all-too-close to my new home in Tucson! I may need to start a brunch running club...

The Eats

My order of Huevos Rancheros was p...

May 15, 2018

LOCALLY-SOURCED and limited-edition are terms that speak to my foodie soul. Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market in Hope Mills, North Carolina, has been the talk of the town. Stand-up comedian Minda cooked up a side-hustle with the market's local strawberries. Simmering these s...

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