I’m Mom to 3 grown children who are amazing and wonderful human beings. I’m mother-in-law to 3 very impressive and loveable people. I’m Grandma to 5 ridiculously cute, smart and funny grandchildren. I’m wife (for 41 years) to the most incredible man I’ve ever met. I'm a retired marriage and family therapist. I’m 60 years old, and I'm passionate about food, cooking and all things culinary.
Not too long ago we lived in a very beautiful spot on the Central Coast of California, overlooking the Monterey Bay. But the lure of family (our two daughters married brothers from Nebraska; our son and his wife are in Longmont, CO) pulled us out of all that beauty, and we started a new adventure in the Midwest, where beauty has been absolutely re-defined for us.
In 2002, we bought a tiny homestead cabin built in 1901, set in a wooded plot of
land near a river in the Nebraska prairie. We began remodeling/building, and in 2006 we sold our home in California and headed East. Over the last eight years we have slowly built ourselves a beautiful home,
which lovingly wraps itself around that original cabin and includes the kitchen of my dreams.
We are also the keepers of 6 chickens who provide us with all the eggs we need and amuse us greatly.
Leaving California and moving to a rural life in the midwest has challenged and enchanted us. The changes for us have been dramatic, from the weather, to the cultural and everything in between. It's been 10 years now, and we couldn't be happier that we took the leap. Of course, being near the kids and grandkids completes the picture.
Why Circle B, you ask? Growing up, my husband's grandparents lived in a wonderful cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains, where he would spend many a summer and holiday. The logo of the family which was burned into the logs supporting the fireplace mantel was a circle with a B inside. A few years ago my husband decided to revive the old logo for our family, but set the circle inside the B, and our sons-in law
forged the brand which now represents our family, our history and the connectedness of our lives. The Circle B Kitchen is all about that life and the food we love to cook.
My family and my home are the center of my world, and my kitchen lies at the very heart of it all.