Write Your Heart Out


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I had a great day. The writing workshop I went to was wonderfully informative and I’m so glad I had the chance to attend. The information gained, the sense of community fostered; sharing, learning, growing, hearing other blogger’s perspectives and experiences, it was all fantastic.

People in living room with computers and notepads

Dianne is amazing and such a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend her book if you want to improve your (food) writing skills.

Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob cover

The food wasn’t half bad either.

Liz’s lentil soup

Liz's lentil soup in red pot

Marie’s arugula, cranberries, pistachio, roasted beets, and goat cheese salad

arugula, cranberries, pistachio, roasted beets, and goat cheese salad

arugula, cranberries, pistachio, roasted beets, and goat cheese salad

A fruit and Gorgonzola cheese plate from Denise

A fruit and Gorgonzola cheese plate with nuts and grapes

…and tons of other food and goodies that I didn’t photograph.

It was a great day but now it’s time to be a wife and mommy and spend time with my family.

See you in the morning with a recipe along these lines

What did you do today?

What was the best thing you ate or did?

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  1. Hey Averie, thank you so much for writing about the San Diego food writing workshop. I was thrilled to meet you at last, and thanks for all the insights you contributed to the class. You are a talented energetic blogger who really understands her audience and your photos are spectacular.

    And those brownies you brought… killer.

    1. Dianne, it was fabulous to finally meet you in person! I know we will meet again…either in SoCal, at a conference, or who knows, but I know this was just the first of what I hope is many meetups. Your presentation was spectacular and I love the sharing that the group did and how we fed off your ideas and outline.

  2. Averie, you’re dessert at Saturday’s workshop was like a party for the taste buds! Heehee … Great to meet you. I ditto Jenny’s comment – much luck on your first book. Keep your eye on the prize and keep moving towards it, right? Have an awesome week!

  3. Very, very nice to meet you Averie. Saturday was a super fun day. Wishing you much success on your first book.. It will happen! :)

    1. Jenny it was awesome meeting you and you are soooo kind and genuine and such a sweetheart! I’ve been to your blog many times and I would have never recognized you as you, without your crazy red beehive hair and funky retro-ish pictures. Love your style! We need to keep in touch since we both live in the same part of the city!

  4. oh fun girl!
    I love those kinds of events to just learn and soak up all kinds of wise words.
    good for you!
    you’ll have to share with me what you learned.
    have a good rest of the night!

    1. I loved it and you would have, too. Dianne is amazing. Read her book if you haven’t already. WEALTH of info.

      And congrats on making it very high up in the Kitchn Food Photography Nominations! :)


  5. So glad it was a great event. I thought it would be! And that salad looks fantastic.

  6. Looks like you had a great workshop with some wonderful food! That salad is so colorful and your pics make me want to dif in to all of it! My husband and I went out for dinner and stayed for hours because one of my favorite local musicians was playing there. It was a relaxing evening.

  7. So glad you had a good time there! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

    Just getting started on the day here with lots of work…