Sunday, September 29, 2013


this was the first custom miracle where 
9 women gathered in a wonderful venice kitchen
to be nourished, inspired & fed by a true beauty love fest

i packed up all my tea cups, sterling silver, linens,
cake plates, wood bowls, bread knives, ball jars & more.
i gathered my farmers market bounty medicinally/seasonally
chosen from the various markets, i collected my
stories, poems, words and heart to drive west
as the sun was making her way up the highway

these miracles are a space where we can
begin to give a voice to our kitchen story,
a place to discover our universal hunger for beauty.
i want to hear how we are doing this food thing in our busy lives,
how are we cooking? how are we not cooking?
to catch our breath inside a soup or hug this hardship
with a warm tea, whatever we bring to the table,
it's always a miracle!

here is the miracle news:
the miracles are going saturday, seasonal & custom!
the custom miracle means you pick the date,
you invite the people and i bring all the rest!
i can travel to your kitchen with all my goodies
or you can come to my kitchen
& as for my ONE miracle per season.. here it is!

10 - 2 pm
deadline october 18
jules kitchen//LA

we will fall in love with fall, break open the heart
of the season by inspiring you with simple & delicious
foods to create in this cozy time of year, taste the best from
the market, ideas for everything day to day to holiday & bring a
bit of the miracle home with you from your wood bowl love
see you soon beautiesxxxx

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

heal your kitchen, heal your life.

beauties! this is my part 2 interview with alisa donner of pregnancy awareness month... she asked me about the kitchen healing work and here is what happened! i hope you love itxxxx

Here is more of my interview with Jules Blaine Davis, kitchen healer, based in LA, who is redefining nourishment in our kitchens and what it looks like to gather, cook and eat simple healthy beauty food inside all the needs of a busy life.

PAM: How do you work with new moms in the kitchen? How do you help them transition from breastfeeding to hand feeding?

JBD:  When we are breastfeeding we are connected to our food source in so many ways; physically, emotionally and so much more is going on. This gorgeous variety of feelings is the creative source to nourishment. When we breastfeed, we are sated in such a deep and intimate way by feeding our babes, the connection truly feeds us. This hormonal dance between you and your baby is such a beauty love fest! It is creating what it means to nurture each other and be nourished. You and your baby are learning this together, it’s magical to learn about food in this way. You, as the mama, are giving your love, your medicine, your best cake, all to your baby and it’s so vital that you are feeding you too!  It is definitely a ‘from the neck down’ experience to create food in this way! 

Who knew we were so hungry for this kind of love? When we shift over to feeding our families and ourselves food from our own hands, we want to keep this same connection to our feelings, to the emotional source, the intimacy we felt and the SIMPLICITY of it all…. in how we gather and create simple healthy foods. The first step is in the gathering of your food. I always suggest finding what is growing closest to your kitchen with love and integrity; your nearest farmer’s market or your garden! Seek out what makes you say ‘BEAUTY!’ and buy all the beauty you can. You will be inspired to cook, cut, and chop. If you don’t know what to do with it, look for it on the blog or email me!

PAM: And by “healing kitchen” you mean what exactly?

JBD: My goal is to get you cooking (healthy, delicious, beauty) within your life, your schedule, your budget, your everything, inside a kitchen that you love, that inspires you, that feels like you. To heal a kitchen is to connect to it, the actual space, to do that we have to break open the heart of it. Our first meeting is a consultation where I meet your kitchen and hear your story. We make a plan.

Part one is about cleaning it all out, the drawers, cabinets, pantry, fridge, and freezer. We listen to the stories inside our tools, our heirlooms, our crap, all of it. We keep what inspires us, what works, what we need to cook simple healthy food. We get rid of what is no longer serving you. It could be unhealthy, broken, or something you need permission to give away sustainably. Once the kitchen is cleaned out, we replenish it with the essential tools and a basic pantry. I create a flow that is aligned with the physical space that you have to work in. Once you feel this shift, you begin to feel excited and inspired to cook! 
Part 2 is about shopping. We go to the markets, super & farmer’s together.  I see how you do it, where you get stuck & I show how to gather in this new way. Part 3 is all cooking! Once we have gathered the food, I show you all the ways you can cook and make this nourishment happen inside your newly inspired kitchen. 

We do this a few times until you feel like you have the wheel and feel confident. Then you can seek seasonal inspiration on the blog, see me at the market, a check-in consultation and come back every season for a miracle in my kitchen! 

PAM: What about your work has inspired you the most?
JBD: This process is hugely about trust; trusting me, trusting yourself, trusting the process, trusting that this investment of time and money will create a cook in the kitchen, a connection to food in a new way and a healthier family dynamic around food and eating together.

I am inspired by my client’s courage to create a new story, their hunger to grow & expand with grace no matter how deeply emotional it may be…I am inspired by the vulnerability we bring to the process. Then we make a soup, sauté some kale, hug it out and call it an amazing day. 

Jules Blaine Davis is creating a movement in redefining what it means to nourish ourselves and our families with food and beauty inside our busy lives. You can find her expressing this movement on her blog, instagram (@julesbdavis), the Hollywood farmers market on sundays, one on one in your kitchen, inspiring & speaking to groups all across America and of course in her kitchen.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

cooking inside a busy life//part 1.

have you noticed a shift?
where the heck am i? 
where are all the recipes, posts & poetry?

i am on a remote island where there
are no bars (wine or cell phone),
there are no extra hands, only mine &
i am needed 24/7.. sound familiar?

i am writing you from motherhood
as i always have yet we are a bit
under construction here...
therefore the ability to do it all
has temporarily changed to doing what
i can in the rare increments of time that
show up like a surprise goat at my door
offering my favorite yogurt
i could tell you that i am on vacation
but that would be flat out lying.

here is some inspiring beauty from windrose farms
they have some gorgeous carrots this time of year
and it's time to roast em' beauties!

roasting is SO easy and
here is the secret
if you are home for an hour
put something in the oven
don't worry about
when you will eat
or how
or with what

on your way to make your coffee
turn the oven on to 375 - 400
grab your carrots or a whole butternut
(whatever you got)
put them in a casserole dish
pour some olive oil & salt
put in oven & let your day begin
(put on the timer for 20 minutes here)

what do you usually do now? 
shower? kids brekkie & lunch?
check email? go cray cray in the club?
whatever it is you can be cooking while you
are rocking your life at the same time!

after about 20 minutes:
fork your veggies & move them around
and with the (softer) squash:
cut it in half with the flesh down, skin up
and go for another 20 minutes
(the timer is KEY here)

then take out, turn it all off &
put a cloth over the roasted veggies
let it be OUT on the stove top
yes.. this is another secret
that i had no idea was a secret
until my clients couldn't believe
the FREEDOM of just leaving it out!

we were not taught to prioritize food in a simple
way unless you lived in a home where
cooking was happening as a natural part of the day,
like bathing, laundry, working, talking...
 allowing for the creation of our food to
meld into our everyday, our connection
to nourishing ourselves & doing everything
else at the same time is vital to cooking inside a busy life!
so try it & let me know how it goesxxxx

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

high and holy.

gathering for the new year
round challahs from the west side
babes inside the ritual
giving them the beginning
of their stories
colored sprinkle cookies
in pink boxes

getting ready to pray
cut, boil and bake
break open my heart
inside an apple kugel,
a matzoh ball soup
the grace of a white carrot ribbon saute
and that speckled lettuce- 
like a bandaid curing everything
with some drops of pumpkin seed oil & salt

i can hear the sermon
inside pomegranate seeds
i can smell my story
on a wood board love
honey crisp, gala, windrose gold
avocado honey dripping thin strands
streaming a new set of mantras
resetting hope with
the needle on the record
turning it up high and holy
and sweet