Uncommon Goods for Uncommon Sustainable Gifts This Holiday Season!

Recently I was approached by uncommon goods to help promote their Website and share their mission statement with my readers.  While I normally don't do this type of blog post, after seeing the gift ideas that uncommongoods sells and reading their mission statement about their commitment to sustainability and the environment.   And while I am being … [Read more...]

My Favorite Kitchen Hacks using Pam Cooking Spray

PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. I've spent most of my life in kitchens, working as a cook, waiter, manager and finally as a professional chef and culinary instructor.  Shifts can be long and grueling in a professional kitchen and working quickly and efficiently is a must! Everyone's got their … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About Heirloom Tomatoes #SavetheFlavors

Do you know what an Heirloom Tomato is?  Do you know what the difference is between heirlooms and hybrid tomatoes? I wasn't prepared to answer those questions a few months ago when I was accosted by a family member refuting the authenticity of heirloom vegetables, specifically heirloom tomatoes.    Just a bunch of bunk (thats the nice … [Read more...]

Do you Blab? It’s the Next Best Thing in Social Media!

It never ceases to amaze me at the never ending stream of new social media that's being developed and implemented for use in for business and for social interaction on this great blue marble we call planet earth.   And as each new platform arrives the planet get smaller and smaller.   We find friends in parts of the world we've never seen and … [Read more...]

Save the Flavors with The Seeds of Change #SaveTheFlavors

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seeds of change and their save the flavors campaign. All opinions are 100% mine. As a chef and a culinary instructor I have a deep love for food and quality has always been the first of my priorities when it comes to ingredients.  With that in mind, what could be better than growing your … [Read more...]

Celebrate Your #Selfie…Refresh Your Day with Noble Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine If you've been following me you know I had a 6 week road trip that finally came to an end a week ago. And although Lisa and I did have an amazing time traveling it's always good to get home and for me home is Florida! I've been a Florida … [Read more...]

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation can help you become employable

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. All opinions are 100% mine. I can't remember the exact day I decided to become a chef, but I do know that it was the best decision of my life.  Becoming a chef and being involved in food service has been a rewarding occupation, offering … [Read more...]

Selling out America – Congress has failed us #ConcealOrReveal

Despite hundreds of thousands of Americans just like you and me telling their representatives in Washington that we did not support the Dark Act, on July 24th congress passed HR 1599  275-150.  Selling out America has now become the norm in Washington as lobbyist make promises of campaign contributions and good old boys make deals to ensure that … [Read more...]

Just Label It – Because we have the right to know #ConcealorReveal

This post was created as part of the Just Label It campaign in which I’m a compensated Labeling Advocate. All opinions expressed are my own. Just Label It! As the presence of GMOs grows in the United States, there has been an enormous increase in the use of herbicides that may harm our health and the environment.   This year The EPA approved the … [Read more...]

Appear.in a great new app for video chats

If you're looking for an alternative to Google+ hangouts or Skype (does anyone still use skype?) Theres a great new app for video chats.   Appear.in just might be what the doctor ordered. I was chatting with my friend Larry Fournillier about G+ hangouts and all the issues we had been having lately, when he mentioned a new app he was using … [Read more...]