Author: Melissa

I live in the high desert outside of Los Angeles in southern California with my 14-year-old daughter and my 6 yr old son. I love to help people, which is why I am a teacher! I find so much joy in helping others create a life they love. This little blog is about food. Growing it, cooking it and eating it! I hope it inspires you to try something new and stretch yourself!
Drinks Food

Why I Love My Espresso Machine with Recipes

It’s 5am.  My alarm goes off, but I have already been awake for a little while just lying in bed enjoying the silence of the early morning.  No other time of day is this quiet and peaceful.  I reach over and hit the off button on my phone before the ringing wakes Gavin, who has likely snuck into bed next to me sometime during the night.  After rising from the warmth of the blankets, the very first thing I do is head to my new espresso machine in the kitchen.