All posts tagged: love

How competition shows keep you in a box.

Do you watch competition shows? Baking and cooking shows. I can’t stand them. That’s why I watch them. When I saw the advertisement for Beat Bobby Flay, I couldn’t wait to tune in. Sadly, it didn’t involve a baseball bat so I changed the channel. I recently just finished Blown Away on Netflix. It’s a competition show with glass blowing artists. I love glass art and have enough vases in my house that my funeral is going to be awesome. Glass is so beautiful and to be able to work with it is no easy task. I had the opportunity to work with a glass artists and let me tell you. Glass work is no joke. What I hate about these competition shows is that they ask you to make something from your creative perspective and then they critique you on it. I don’t understand this. “I like what you did here Alex. I just wish you would have used a different color or done a different shape.” Get the fuck outta here. It’s like asking …

Gluten Free Banana Bread in Collaboration with Vida Salveo

A very dear friend of mine, Leila, just recently started her blog.  Vida Salveo is about health is wealth and living your best life free of stress and getting back to basics in our food and products. She writes from her soul and is just her being her so it’s beautiful and a joy to read. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Leila years ago on Amelia Island Florida. My first impression of Leila was that she was approachable, warm and welcoming. She never spoke ill of anyone and was never judgemental of anyone’s actions. Leila said something when we first met that has stuck in my mind that I wished I had used and stuck too as she had. When asked why she never went out often with the crew after work and grab beers. Leila made the comment that as often as we went out to the bar you could have put that money away and traveled. And traveled she did. Leila is one of the few I’ve kept in …