We believe food is a powerful connector and can be a source of health and happiness. We love to cook, gather and share food.
We give thanks for every moment and appreciate the simple things in life that bring joy - like pancakes!
Savor the ritual of the table.
No matter how modest the meal, create a special place to sit down and set the table with care and respect. Mealtime is a time for empathy and generosity. A time to nourish and communicate.
- Alice Waters
We believe the best ingredients are the simplest.
The farmers who grow our Sonora use regenerative methods that improve water and air quality, enhance ecosystem biodiversity, produce nutrient-dense food, and store carbon to help mitigate the effects of climate change
Unlike other commercial flour, our grains are stone milled. This is an ancient process that although slower than steel roller mills, retains 100% of the grain and its vital nutrients along with the grains distinct flavor.
Sonora wheat was brought to California from Mexico in the 1700's and followed the trail of California's missions up the coast. It adapted to the semi-arid climates of the Sonoran Desert in California and Arizona. It is stone milled as a 100% extraction whole grain to retain its rich, sweet, earthy and nutty flavor — characteristics typically found in whole wheat flours, but with the lightness and low protein (gluten) levels of a white flour.
Spelt is an ancient relative of wheat. It is one of the earliest domesticated grains and has not changed much since the first farmers grew it, perhaps as early as 5000BC. Though spelt is not gluten-free, it has a different molecular structure and is more water soluble, which means its nutrients are more easily absorbed by the body. It is very high in protein, fiber and B complex vitamins and is known its nutty rich flavor profile.
Super seeds have higher levels of vitamins and minerals compared to most foods in the American diet. This earns them the name “nutrient dense.” Chia, flax, sunflower, poppy, sesame, pumpkin, hemp seeds and quinoa fall into this “super seed” category for their nutrient-dense qualities.
food is precious
Good food can only come from good ingredients.
Its proper price includes the price of preserving the environment and paying fairly for the labor of the people who produce it.
Has been a private chef for 15 years. She's been fortunate to use her love of cooking to create a space of nourishment and togetherness for some amazing families. Her cooking has always been centered on whole foods, vibrant flavors and traditional methods.
Her love of gathering and connecting through food along with her passion for design, nature, music, and enjoying life inspired her to start These are the Days.
Her boys love of pancakes and “laffles”, inspired her create ones that not only taste amazing but also “do something”.