Rhiana...

I need to write a biography. I am sure you all want to know who I am, or at least who I think I am. But I don’t have myself all figured out yet and I hope I never will, because that would be boring don’t you think? I mean,  trying to know everything is exciting, it’s compulsive, obsessive and constantly growing and changing, but knowing everything is different… it’s done, it’s quite and it’s calm.
I’m the first one.
You can get to know me by reading each post; I try to include a real life story with each recipe making into a window into my life.
Here is the best way I could think to describe myself, the ingredients that make me up…
I Believe in
Doing it From Scratch
Farmers
Butchers
Bakers
Oyster Farmers
Cheese Mongers
Wine Makers
Saving Honeybees
My Mom’s Green Eyes
Learning Languages
Using Good Salt
Planting Things
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve
Pie
Napa Valley
Fresh
Slow
Romance
Doing the Right Thing even if No One Notices
Seasonal
Sustainable
Santa
You
Breaking Bread
Love at First Sight
Walking the line Between Being Humble and Super Confident
The Power of Hugs
Alice Waters
Taking Big Risks
Making Mistakes
Dessert
Grandmas
Not Taking Shortcuts

I Love
My Family
Flowers
Flours
Ritual
Cinnamon
Lavender
Long Showers
Long Walks
Feather Blankets
Pretty Dresses
Pretty Dishes
Brunch
Water – Sparkling and Still
Teal
The Market
Cheese
Accents
Tea Time
Planning Surprises – But Not Getting Them
My Daddy’s Mustache
San Francisco
Traditions
Bad Movies
Sage
Garlic
Handmade
Lists
Mint
French Bulldogs
Cookies
When Boys Wear Hats
Throwing Parties for Almost No Reason
Curly Haired Babies
Stripes
Sleeping In
Salty Mediterranean Sea
Miette
Red Orange
Daydreaming About the Future

I Wish For
Honesty
Integrity
Bravery
French Bulldogs
Curly Haired Babies
A Sweet Bed & Breakfast
My Grandma’s Resilience
Fig and Olive Trees
Soup Tureens
Key Pajamas
Wonder
My Sister’s Style
Good Books
Best Friends
Shared Secrets
To Flourish
Unbeatable Memories
Skies filled with Stars
Champagne Coups
Travel
Laughing Until My Cheeks Hurt
Angels
Fresh Squeezed Juice
Sweet Dreams
All the Answers