Prince Still Rules My World

Tatjana and I are beyond bereft with the news. We have all have just lost another of the all-time great geniuses, and my personal favorite. 2016 seems to be the year of the grim reaper, but my lord what a jam is happening in heaven… Keep Reading »

My Five Cents Worth On Aging Gracefully

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel
Learn to age gracefully
It happens to the best of us, if we are lucky, we age. In our society, it’s almost a… Keep Reading »

Spring Clean: Better Late Than Never

I live in a house that was built in 1927. Obviously not the consumers we are now, they did not build the big walk-in closets we’re used to today. Neat (and not so neat) piles started to spring up around my home until what once… Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tip: Your Turn!

Taking food photos became a necessity for me when I started Jewels from The Roving Stove 3 1/2 years ago. I learned very quickly that it is much harder than it looks! I don’t like being lousy at things, so it became an obsession until… Keep Reading »

Cashew Cream of Asparagus Soup

Friday Food Tips: Asparagus

Asparagus is readily available year round these days, but April is considered it’s peak season – which runs from spring to midsummer. Not only will it be in flavorful abundance, but you should see it’s price tag drop considerably, which is another great reason to… Keep Reading »

Eau de Vie Julie Anne grappa label

Looking Back, and Ahead over Spa Week

Do you ever like to look back through the years? With a blog that is particularly easy to do. This week one year ago, I was toasting a new era with the launch of the Personall Chef Approach™ on Julie Anne, and celebrating the release… Keep Reading »

Favorite Reruns II

“A rerun or repeat is a re-airing of an episode of a radio or television broadcast.”- Wikipedia
I’m making like the networks, and running some blog post reruns while I take a brief break. Take a click down memory lane (click on the photo or the link below to… Keep Reading »

Gratuitous Dinner Porn

Since many of you love your food porn, I thought I’d let you have a sneak peak at this week’s Premium Members Weekly Menu Plan, so you can see what you’ve been missing out on. Don’t let the presentation fool you – all are simple… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne Rhodes

Food in Film Series

J: With a background in film as an actress in addition to my career in food, you can imagine my excitement when film maker Penelope Worley suggested doing a series about food in film. It took all of two seconds to say YES! She will be writing… Keep Reading »

Amanda Eliasch

The Seven Deadly Sins or Just Peccadilloes

My clever friend Amanda Eliasch is at it again! This time she enlisted help from equally, creative, and wickedly fun art patron, Kay Saatchi.

Gallerist, Jonathan Brown will present “Peccadilloes””, showcasing Amanda’s new neon works based on Kay’s cartoon drawings of her.  Amanda has humorously lent herself as… Keep Reading »

What Have You Got to Lose? Getting Started

I’m not a compulsive over-eater when it comes to cooking savory food, so it doesn’t effect the majority of my work as a personal chef. My thing is sweets. One bite and the “off switch” just disappears.

Personal Chef Julie Anne Rhodes
Two days into reading A… Keep Reading »

Happy Halloween!

This year I’ll be hopping on a commercial broomstick to Florida to celebrate with some old friends, and their new baby boy for a much needed mini-holiday break.

Tigress Tatjana Rhodes

I confess, I had a little “baby clothes addiction” slip, but it IS his first Halloween!… Keep Reading »