I’m taking another step.
A step of faith.
I’ve decided to host my first ever, Soul Food: A Kitchen Gathering, at the end of this month at my home in Costa Mesa.
I want to provide a space for others to gather with me in the kitchen to watch, learn and be inspired.
It’s something I’ve been dreaming about for quite some time.
About 7 months ago a dear friend of mine, Miss K, and I met at Panera to grab a cup of coffee and catch up. I was telling her about my passion and love for food and cooking and describing for her what I dreamed and hoped to do with it, when a magazine article popped into her head.
She’d just read an article about a woman in La Jolla who was already doing something very similar to what I hoping to do, and she had to share it with me.
I could sense God was up to something here, so when I got home I found the full article online and read it.
Jodi Abel is a woman who hosts cooking classes in the kitchen of her ocean view home in La Jolla, CA. She started hosting them several years ago and they were such a hit, that today it’s become La Jolla’s number one tourist attraction. Many of the class attendees are international visitors to the United States.
Jodi’s had no formal cooking or kitchen training. She’s a person who’s simply passionate about food and cooking and wants to pass that along to others.
I also visited her website, La Jolla Cooks 4 U, and was so inspired.
I was moved to contact her by phone. I shared my story, my dreams of cooking and gathered some wisdom. It was a good conversation. She blessed what I was wanting to do.
Around the same time, Kim Powell, another dear friend of mine and fellow foodie, shared with me that she was going to take a risk and host a class called Farm to Feast. It too was something she’d been thinking and dreaming about for quite some time.
Kimmy’s inspiration is a woman named Jules Blaine, who hosts a kitchen experience once a month in Los Angeles, CA called Renaissance Mamas. I visited her website as well and was again, super inspired.
Inspiration and hope were swirling all around! It’s as if the Lord were using these things to say, “Don’t give up hope Linds.”
My heart came alive at the thought of hosting my own kitchen gathering. I mean if these women in La Jolla, Los Angeles and Newport Beach have one, then why couldn’t I in Costa Mesa have one as well?
So there you have it, that’s how this all started. I’ve not given up hope and I’m taking a risk.
My first kitchen gathering will be Thursday, October 28th at 6:45 in the evening, and guess what, it’s already full. I’m hosting a second gathering Friday, October 29th at 9:45 in the morning and spots are still available.
If you’re interested in attending then please view the full invitation at, Soul Food A Kitchen Gathering, and let me know.
Live deliciously! I do hope to see you in the kitchen!