My family is a patchwork of people from many places in the South. My parents came here from two different states in the South with their parents and here I am. When they arrived in California they just assumed that everyone lived as they did or they should and so they have never truly given in to the California way of life. My grandparents were a special kind of Southern that would make you roll your eyes and thank God for it. I soaked it all in. The love of family and food, a strong work ethic, crazy beliefs and a big mouth to boot. I also have a deep love of California and the land here. It all mixes up in this crazy head of mine and I have passed it along to my kids as well. I see it as a good thing. So here is a place where I will share my thoughts, my food and some of my crazy.