About Me



My name is Anita Louise and I am an artist, hypnotherapist, photographer and food blogger

I was born in upstate New York and grew up traveling the country, moving often, state to state with my parents and sister. I’ve now lived in the Pacific Northwest for over thirty years.

I am happily married to a generous man who spends his work days operating a tower crane. He enjoys an office with the best views of Seattle and Puget Sound. Days off are spent with my husband. We love to explore nature, history museums, art galleries, restaurants, farmer’s markets and antique shops. We’re also avid hikers and love a great road trip.

I feel most comfortable spending quiet time at home creating mixed media art or cooking with my husband. We are quiet people and have great respect for both our private space and the environment we share with all.

We share our home with our tiny well-trained and behaved Yorkie, Giovanni. Giovanni is all of five pounds and now a very old little man. He is over 14, and sleeps most of the time in his little soft side crate.

I will be posting my experiences, memoirs, photos, and recipes of the foods I love to eat.

You are welcome to read and comment. Please don’t be too shy to comment. I’m told I’m awfully friendly, and I enjoy meeting new people. Come on in, pull up a chair, pour yourself a cup of tea, or a glass of wine, and share with me.


19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. this is a terrific story. The interests are exciting and in good taste. You have a lot of energy and are directing it in a positive way.

  2. Your thoughtful story about dinner with your son made me pause.
    My little goobers are 11 and 13 and already I am agonizing over how little I see of them.
    The minimalist element of your dinner only served to emphasize the real reason for being together. Here you are able to cook up anything — a good message for us all.

  3. I really loved reading all this and getting to know you better. I see we have a lot more in common than I knew. We do need to get together for tea!

  4. Angelnina, Words can not express my thanks to you for all your time,effort,humor,knowledge,RECIPES,PICTURES,and WONDERFUL STORIES that you have shared with us here! God bless you and your lovely family. As with you; family and lots of love and good cooking is what life(a blessed one)is all about for me.
    Love forever and ever, Suzanne

  5. I’m really enjoying reading your blogs. It’s almost scary how close some of our interests are. I want CHICKENS! I really love all of the things you are doing with your life and I look forward to us talking more.

  6. I am delighted to find your blog. Marriage is not for the faint of heart as I’ve learned–twice. I’m drooling over your cuccidati and Ina’s orange chocolate cake. I am obsessed with roosters and chickens in the kitchen–not the real kind–and think it’s a foodie thing. Good luck with your health issues. I’m currently in the middle of a bout of benign non-positional vertigo so I know about balance. Good luck.

  7. Thanks for the ‘basic’ shortbread recipe (& now to see how it works w/ whole wheat:)) I’m a lifelong fiend for these… but it took working my way through the Lorna Doones & blue tins of Danish Christmas cookies to find Real scottish shortbread… more butter than flour, maybe.
    Your shop is interesting. I’m a big fan of “experienced” kitchen cookware (no teflon-covered anything, thanks!), w/ a weakness for eggbeaters. Some of the old designs are so simple… and profound! Lovely little machines…
    I’ll be back, again.
    chow ^..^

  8. Sounds like very exciting life.
    I moved a lot too, not that often tough… only every 1-2 years. But am currently at the same house for 4 years or so… and thinking of moving to another hosue… 🙂
    But, yeah, as for our little family, we stick with each other.

  9. I was not aware of all that we have in common. I had my kids when I was 19 & Doug & I were married when I was 17. And after being in & out of the marriage 3 times…we are still living together. We are best friends also. I also love food and cooking & I really enjoy the recipes you share. Thank you.

  10. Your very first sentence about yourself, “I am learning to be present/in the moment/aware” had already convinced me about your credentials – i.e. you are someone in to intuitive counseling, but, I couldn’t guess whether as a teacher or a pupil – but, your very next sentence cleared my doubts. I am impressed with your honesty in biographical details and your multidimensional personality.

  11. love your blog, found it searching for coconut cream pie recipes.
    I’m going to attempt it tomorrow. Fingers crossed it will turn out as yummy as yours looks. 🙂

  12. I’m happy that I came upon your website and blog….! We’re all connected. That’s my philosophy. Thank you, Sharon – Danbury, CT

  13. Originally, I’m from Oroville, WA and after I married, I moved around, settling in Seattle area. After marriage exploded a couple of times, I ended up in CA after 53 years of fantastic WA state. I loved reading your story. It helped bring me home a little.

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