​​​​​​Explore ~

* New places, opportunities, ideas, music, foods, subjects

* New places ~ at home and abroad

* New perspectives ~ through photography, blogs, classes

* Easy ways to reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease

* Easy ways to make a difference in your community and the world

* New ways to simplify and enhance your life

Share ~​

Your time and talent through volunteer  opportunities

* Fun with friends in culinary classes and other events

* Knowledge, skills, expertise, encouragement, ideas, hope

* Donate  hygiene items, school supplies, basic necessities  

​​​​Learn ~ 

* Culinary classes for any age ~ fun, fast, fresh, easy!

* Personalized travel experiences

* Educational, entertaining events and activities

* Blog ~ current information and thoughts on timely topics 

* My  books, for sale as eBooks, or hard-cover on Amazon.com

* Volunteer opportunities ​of all kinds, for any age

* Ways to enrich, empower, and enjoy your life ~ every day

  Learn * Share * Support * Explore * Empower * Enjoy  

Support ~ 

* LiveJazz ~ Attend shows, gigs, concerts by local musicians

* Local authors, artists, musicians ~ buy their books, art, CD's

* Local causes that are sustainable and promote sustainability

* Aspiring women ~ with scholarships, micro-loans for start-ups

* Partnerships with organizations that assist women survivors and the children in their care

Empower ~

* Yourself ~ with tools to make life easier, healthier, more satisfying

* Your family ~ with healthier foods that taste great

* Survivors of abuse, disease, disaster (especially women &  children)

​* Those who are making a sincere effort to rise above their circumstances

Enjoy ~​​​

* Fabulous foods that you learn to prepare yourself

* Great jazz in intimate venues, at low or no cost

* Classes & Events that you probably won't hear about elsewhere

* Photos, stories, music, and more

* A more meaningful, purposeful, content, healthy, balanced life


Reservations are now closed for the 2023 Vietnam & Angkor Wat Food & Friendship tour. A personalized cultural and culinary adventure like no other, our small group offers access to experiences and places not normally available to individuals or larger groups. Tentative dates: October 2-20, 2023. For details, visit travelNOTE: This tour is open to COVID vaccinated persons. Don't miss out on this extraordinary experience!


​​2024 Magic of San Miguel de Allende  (Mexico) Food & Friendship tour, February 26- March 9, 2025. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been voted "Best City in the World" by several travel magazines for several years, and in 2022, San Miguel de Allende was voted "Friendliest City in the World." Experience it for yourself! Click here for more information. 



Personalized cooking classes in your kitchen or workplace, to suit your culinary and nutritional needs and preferences. Rebecca comes to you! Ideal for anyone who wants to transition deliciously to a healthier plant-based diet and have a fun doing it! Rebecca offers tips, tools, techniques, information and amazing user-friendly recipes your whole family will enjoy. Click here to contact Rebecca. Here is a sampling of the cuisines featured in these cooking classes/parties:

Vibrant Vietnamese flavors shimmer and dance on your palate. Vietnamese cuisine is much more than noodles and rice wrappers. Learn about this fascinating culture through its food.

To honor our brave Ukrainian sisters and brothers, Ukrainian Comfort Food. Rebecca's grandfather was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and Rebecca's grandmother cooked Ukrainian dishes for her family. Rebecca will share some of her grandmother's recipes. All dishes are vegetarian, but not vegan. (Sour cream is mandatory in many Ukrainian dishes!)

Spectacular Syrian cuisine evokes the exotic, earthy flavors of the Middle East, Turkey, Greece, and North Africa. This ancient culture is home to some of the world's finest cuisine. 

Inspired Italian, much more than red sauce and pasta! Vegetables and herbs take center-stage. You have never experienced anything like this.

Marvels of Morocco features aromatic spices (not spicy-hot) that explode on your taste buds. and an abundance of colorful vegetables and dried fruits. 

Also: Mexican ~ Persian ~ Thai ~ Greek ~ Caribbean ~ Khmer (Cambodian) ~ Peruvian ~ Spanish ~ Indian ~ and much more.

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