The Kitchen Press

Re-discovering life with my camera.

Surrender the Me for the We

Not too long ago, I knew how long a week was. It was predictable, a constant that happened every day, every week, every month. The inevitable inertia of life. A … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

What’s A Tea Towel Anyway?

Like their counterparts, the dining room cloth napkin, tea towels are a workhorse. And while their uses around the house are varied, so is their history — a lesson we learned … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Food for the Soul

I want to start the year by  sharing two beautiful documentaries that I hope will inspire you. Even though resolutions are always a possitive way to start a New Year,  more times … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dia de los Muertos. San Andres, Mexico. Four Families.

November 1st 2013 San Andres, Mexico On November 1st, all over Mexico, families gather together in commentaries to clean their love one’s tombs and decorate them with flowers and candles. … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Market Day.

Are markets the heart of a community? With every social interaction, noise getting louder, the different smells overpowering at times but adding to the experience, and the infinite color palettes … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ahhh, Paella.

If you have ever cooked Paella  or have a wonderful friend  (in my case) that cares enough about food to prepare one, you know Paella is not all about the … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Meet Maew

I met Maew while covering an assignment for Edible Austin.  (Check out her and her husband’s story at Edible Austin’s last issue. “When Harry met Maew” it is a wonderful … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stories from a mom – Love is never divided it only multiplies.

I never quite understood the amount of love we are capable of creating until I became a mother. I remember thinking there was no way I could feel more love … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 9 Comments

A Place for Inspiration

Inspiration:   In spirit with whatever moves your life.  This is what I think :  Simple unexpected things bring the most inspiration.   They might not be what we expect them to … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

A little messy, but that’s ok.

At Mongolian Hot Pot  in Houston  the idea is to self cook meat and vegetables in a very hot and delicious spicy broth shared and placed in the center of … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Baker’s Wife?

A bow, an ear?  A cow, or the baker’s wife?   Mexican bread has funny names,  each piece  with a little childish sense of humor, from who knows who and … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 9 Comments

Everyone ate together at the same time.

Back when I was a little girl, I did not know my father would be the first foodie to influence my life. My father had high standards about food and … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bees looked happy in Floresville, TX

Two weeks ago I took a field trip to Floresville, TX.   It was a spring day and the countryside looked like a Matisse painting.  We  had had two weeks … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fresh fish should smell like Watermelon.

If you have ever tried fish, caught and cooked by a local fisherman, you know that few things are better than that.  Fish that is so light and soft, it … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Meet Melissa

The day I met Melissa Guerra at her San Antonio home, she was cooking a culinary basket of homemade goods for a nonprofit event at the library.   Melissa is … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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