After being lured to Washington by Northwest berries in the 1970s, Debra became enchanted with the diverse bounty of local fruits and vegetables. She has taught seasonally inspired vegetarian cooking classes in Seattle since 1990, and has been a regular contributor to Vegetarian Journal for over a decade. Her recipes and articles have also appeared in Delicious Living, The Sound Consumer, and Mother Earth News. An avid farmers' market shopper, Debra continues to develop recipes and write about local foods her blog. She lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband, two basset hounds, and a barn cat adopted from Mair Farm-Taki, an organic farm near Yakima, Washington.