I love to cook and eat (most everything), but hate to clean up (ugh). I also live (that was not a typo) to draw and paint (traditional and digital), design cool things for clients (logos, posters, websites…), and travel to far away places (most returned to city – Paris).

I live near the Pacific Ocean in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Wine Country of Northern California, so it feels like I’m going on vacation every time I step out the door. With my loving husband and our sidekick “Poo” (our 2 1/2 year old silver standard poodle), I’m having a blast eating fabulous foods and tasting great wines.

Culinary Eden is still very young, but I’ll be adding a lot more posts soon, especially in the world of travel. So, please hang in there while I build up the archives. Each week I will feature a post from one of the three main categories noted in the navigation menu. Occasionally you will see a bonus double feature when I have additional new recipes and other things from a given season to share.

In the fall of 2013, I’ll be setting up shop for my line of custom designed kitchen and dining textiles. Additionally there will be guest writers sharing news on wine and food pairings, cheese, party planning, travel tips, and more.

Also, be sure to check out the website and Facebook page for my graphic and web design company, Landon Creative. Currently it can’t be viewed on most mobile devices, however, a redesign is in the works that will showcase select designs, illustrations and photography my husband and I have done over the past few years:

Landon Creative