Hello! We are Joan and Rhona and we welcome you to our blog: food and friendship santa barbara! This is an endeavor that has been several years in the making, starting from a seed of an idea that came to us as we shared our morning exercise routine, and emerging into the light of day as we realized that there are so many people like us out there who might enjoy sharing what we’ve learned: how we use the gorgeous natural bounty of Santa Barbara in our cooking and entertaining, as well as how we incorporate friendships and relationships into our lives. Both of us are wives, mothers, teachers, writers, editors, and more, and have a lifetime of combined experience in the kitchen and in the garden. We will share our recipes but also we will share the wonder of how our friendship has nurtured and inspired us …. and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer.