Hi! My name is Lisa and I am the creator of Serene Cuisine - a personal chef business. For as long as I can remember I have been passionate about good food. I have been known to forage in the hills, garden in the back yard, and scour the local farmer's markets in search of the best and finest ingredients. I have found that foods that are local and traditionally raised taste better. This blog was inspired by my daughter Carrisa who lived with me the summer of 2010 because she wanted to learn how to prepare healthy food. This is a record and sometimes a retrospect of some of our shared food adventures. Carrisa is back in school now - but will continue to be a major inspiration and contributor to this blog.