Live and explore through California life simply!

Welcome to Simply-California.  This site exemplifies all that is California – beauty, nature, diversity, food, and much more.  Join me as we explore the Golden State and guide you through extraordinary places to see, adventures to embark on, tantalizing food to eat, as well as helpful tips to get you on your way whether a tourist, short term visitor looking for an authentic local experience, or a native-lover of California.  Enjoy!

Get to Know California

NuWave - A Product Review

My family does a lot of cooking. I think it is just something we enjoy and are good at, especially my dad’s side of the[...]

Exploring California - Recipes from the Davis Farmers Market cookbook

The Davis farmers market is a perfect mix of humble, sociable town center type open air market with tons of nutritious foods being sold for[...]

Exploring California - My visit to the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg

It was an exploring kinda day and the Old Sugar mill in Clarksburg was calling to me!  It has been raining almost every day the past[...]

Exploring California - Gjelina Pizza Recipe

This unique pizza type recipe is from the cookbook:  Gjelina, Cooking from Venice, California. I had to make some modifications to the recipe due to[...]

Exploring California - My visit to Venice

Venice is electric!  While Malibu is one of my favorite places to photograph because it is lively, has plenty of wall art, and the sunsets; Venice has[...]