Newsworthy: PGEW featured in The Sacramento Bee

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Once again, yours truly was asked to be featured in some local press, this time, in Food & Wine section of the main newspaper for the Sacramento area, The Sacramento Bee. This time around, I was more the main focus of the piece and it gives a bit more insight into my background, though I’m pretty much an open book on here anyway. (Which reminds me, apparently people get really touchy when those of us with imperfect finances are honest about our respective situations. You wouldn’t believe how snarky some of the comments were, bashing me for all sorts of things from having cats, to my weight [never let yourself get photographed with a fish eye lens; really packs on the pounds! My arm is SO not that big!], to the fact that I have the nerve to own a computer. *faux gasp*)

I suppose there will be naysayers regardless of what one does, which is the price of fame no matter how slight it may be. But I don’t really have time to waste on all that, because I have a bunch of new readers I need to welcome to PGEW! I truly appreciate having you here. Hopefully you’re all enjoying your first visits to the site, and if you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line.

Otherwise, for those of you who haven’t checked out the article, you can read it here, along with a few of the recipes I’ve posted in the past. Hope you all like it (I thought it was good), and stay tuned for a new recipe tonight!

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13 Responses to "Newsworthy: PGEW featured in The Sacramento Bee"

  1. Dana says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the article in the Sacramento Bee (about the only good thing left in the Bee is the Food section on Wednesdays!). Your honesty and sincerity are refreshing. For a brief moment I had the thought…if she’s so poor, how can she afford a computer…and then I kicked myself. Keep on cooking and blogging! Good luck to you.

  2. Kimberly Alexandra says:

    Hahaha, thanks, Dana! A couple other folks made similar comments and I was like…. I haven't ALWAYS been this broke. I did have a life before all this and it was funded a lot better than because I had a better job & cheaper rent, so I could do stuff like buy my laptop. That was 4 years ago. I can't even afford a toy laptop at this point! That wouldn't stop me though. I'd

  3. Megan says:

    Don’t worry. Your website is great. You can never please everybody. My dad always said, “You could hand out $20 bills and some people will ask for two $10s. What you’re doing is a life-saver for some of us, so please, keep it up!

  4. nengland says:

    Fantastic site that I found from this article. Thanks for the great resource and read! (can’t wait to try the scallop ceviche. Tres Hermanas ceviche really is the bomb)

  5. Stacey B says:

    Glad to have found your site, looking forward to pulling recipes off of it. I’m glad that you have a computer!

  6. Anonymous says:

    You’re doing a fantastic job and really inspiring a lot of people. Some people just want to make negative comments about anything, ignore those idiots. The good that you do far outweighs anything those haters have to say. Everyone else loves you and your work!

  7. A.Stokes says:

    Congrats on your Bee feature! It’s a shame that people have to be so negative, but I’m sure it’s just b/c they haven’t tried any of your recipes! I’m sure karma will have at ‘em, in one fashion or another, eventually. I’m sure Mr. Benton is a fabulously talented photojournalist, but you looked prettier in my photos! Just kidding, you looked just wonderful in both photo shoots! Keep up the

  8. Anonymous says:

    I just wanted to say that I discovered you through the SacBee article and I think your blog and your “theme” are fantastic. Also, I’d like to point out that the Sacbee comment section features a heinous group of trolls that will criticize a butterfly saving a drowning child if given the chance. Don’t let them get you down (which it appears you haven’t). I can’t wait to explore some of your

  9. Tara says:

    I’ve been reading you (but not commenting) for a while now. You’re doing a great job! I don’t understand why people would take the time to leave mean spirited comments on articles!

  10. Anonymous says:

    i found your blog through that article! i look forward to reading your site and checking out many of your recipes!!

  11. Barbara says:

    I found your blog through that article. I think I like you and your blog. I even put a link on my blog for my family and friends.

    Your blog is mouthwatering. I hope to learn a thing or two.

    I like the title.

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hey there, another new reader here from the Bee. Your recipes look great…I can't wait to try 'em out. I'll echo what was said above about some of those commenters at the Bee: they're a pack of rabid wolves. (Although wolves probably have much better manners.) You just keep being your wonderful self!

  13. Kristin says:

    I just found you today because of that article (and a post about it on Casual Kitchen). I'm really reading your past posts and I'll be checking in on you often. I feel sorry for those people who have nothing better to do than leave nasty comments about people they don't know. It's their loss. Your blog is fantastic and you are adorable. Keep on doing exactly what you're doing.


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