Welcome to Saltwater & Sunshine, a California lifestyle blog about California cuisine and coastal living. How did I pick the name? As a California girl, I live for the beach; but it’s also a play on my two favorite ingredients: salt and water. And as a California native, sunshine is in my DNA.
I started blogging five years ago as The Gonzo Gourmet with the goal of keeping my programming skills and writing life alive and well. A few years ago, when I went gluten-free, I changed the name to Whisk & Cleaver, two kitchen tools I can’t live without.
Today, I find myself wanting to write about more than food. We all have so many interests to explore! My family and friends (and the beach) always come first, but I also love traveling to new countries, exploring Disneyland, celebrating the California coastal lifestyle, and eating at new restaurants up and down the coast.
And so Saltwater & Sunshine was born.
You’ll see, of course, the healthy, easy, everyday recipes focused on fresh California ingredients that I featured on Whisk & Cleaver. But I’ll also share my secrets for coastal living, from finding the best margarita in San Diego, to the most tempting tastes in town, to my travels to Disneyland and beyond.
So thanks for being a loyal reader for the past five years, and if you’re here for the first time, welcome!