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Writing that captivates and educates can be earmarks of a good read, but the most successful styles and themes should provoke thought or action. Whether I’m reviewing a book, a wine or a new travel find, my goal is to bring a sensory experience to life on the page – creating a three-dimensional encounter in a two-dimensional space. When it comes to reporting on business news or providing insights into strategic planning and brand management, I hope my writing sheds light on issues that are important to your success, like B2B tactics, social media marketing and new ways to reach your customers in the 21st century.

Writing that captivates and educates can be earmarks of a good read, but the most successful styles and themes should provoke thought or action. Whether I’m reviewing a book, a wine or a new travel find, my goal is to bring a sensory experience to life on the page – creating a three-dimensional encounter in a two-dimensional space. When it comes to reporting on business news or providing insights into strategic planning and brand management, I hope my writing sheds light on issues that are important to your success, like B2B tactics, social media marketing and new ways to reach your customers in the 21st century.

Cottage Cuisine

Cottage Cuisine

Michigan BLUE Magazine Spring Issue 2014 If you’ve ever spent a summer at a lakeside cottage, you will have memories that are affectionately…

A Spritz of Summer

A Spritz of Summer

Michigan BLUE Magazine Cottage Issue 2014 Is it the effervescence of a bubbly wine spritzer that makes it so perfect for a hot…

Sweet Cherries Get Ready To Party In Spicy Salsa Recipe

Sweet Cherries Get Ready To Party In Spicy Salsa Recipe

Zester Daily June 30, 2014 Having been raised under the shade of a sweet cherry tree, I always took great pride in asserting…

Morel Mushrooms’ Unmistakable Edible Treasure

Morel Mushrooms’ Unmistakable Edible Treasure

Zester Daily May 13, 2014 Fungi foragers will always recall the first time they spied a morel popping up from a lush blanket…

Silky Mousse Pie Elevates Spring Asparagus

Silky Mousse Pie Elevates Spring Asparagus

Zester Daily April 30, 2014 Among my most exciting food experiences, I count finding my first edible morel mushroom popping up from the…

Blood Orange Chocolate Cake With Sicily’s Floral Aroma

Blood Orange Chocolate Cake With Sicily’s Floral Aroma

Zester Daily March 24, 2014 Using extra virgin olive oil in cake baking is not new. I’ve been doing it for years along…

‘Modernist Cuisine’ Through A Different Lens

‘Modernist Cuisine’ Through A Different Lens

Zester Daily March 11, 2014 I am not one of the lucky ones who owns the original “Modernist Cuisine” 2,400-page, six-volume set that rocked…

Seeking the Mighty Morel

Seeking the Mighty Morel

Michigan BLUE Magazine Spring Issue 2014 After winter’s thaw, Boyne City starts the high season early with an annual event that finds thousands of…

Nurturing Potential: Blue Water Winery

Nurturing Potential: Blue Water Winery

Michigan BLUE Magazine Spring Issue 2014 When Connie Currie and Steve Velloff of Blue Water Winery started hunting for an ideal place to plant…

Where’s The Oscar For The Best Popcorn Ever?

Where’s The Oscar For The Best Popcorn Ever?

Zester Daily February 27, 2014 It’s Oscars time, and in addition to dressing for the occasion, we always like to set the table with…