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Catching up with Renee Frojo of Laurel Street Kitchen

Hi friends!  I'm so excited to share with you an old friend of mine who is now a food writer, blogger, chef, and social media brand strategist.  Renee Frojo is the creator and chef-in-charge of the website Laurel Street Kitchen: California Cooking with a Touch of Spice, which she runs out of her kitchen (which is on, you guessed it, Laurel Street) in San Francisco.  Renee and I grew up together in Auburn, Alabama, and even though our lives took us in very different directions, it has been so great to reconnect through our passions for food and our businesses! As a part of her work with Laurel Street Kitchen (LSK), she maintains an Instagram account of her latest culinary creations...

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Fear is a friend who's misunderstood...

I'm having a big week this week: I have taken the first steps towards two big new projects that I've been incubating in my mind for the past few months.  Both are small steps down a path that I've felt called to walk.  Both will require that I put myself out there in ways that I've never done before. And once again, I'm faced with the gut-wrenching fear of jumping into the unknown that I've become more and more familiar with over the last year.  And while whenever it pops up I greet it like an old friend, it is just as scary each time it pays me a visit as it was the first time. Oddly enough, with all of the...

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