“Live life deliciously” is the mantra entertaining and gardening expert Valerie Rice carries into every occasion. Like all things delicious, the formula is refreshingly simple: eat, drink, garden—and have fun while you’re at it.
Based in Santa Barbara, Valerie has earned a reputation along the California coast for her expertise: how to make a good meal amazing, a struggling garden bountiful or a routine party unforgettable – elevating the ordinary and infusing every detail with her signature Mediterranean chic style.
Through her blog, www.eat-drink-garden.com, Valerie shares her best tips, recommendations, experience and recipes gathered from her own garden, kitchen and table often in the company of laughing, happy, and sometimes famous, guests. Her focus is fresh and fun, keeping things sophisticated – rarely formal, never fussy. Valerie’s creative spirit and witty style bring delicious little luxuries to everyday life—making each new day beautiful.
Valerie also regularly contributes her own recipes and favorite tips to Montecito Messenger, Santa Barbara Magazine and Table Talk. Her blog has been featured in Santa Barbara Magazine, C Magazine and on The Daily Meal.