Carie Toeller is a wife, mom, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin and friend with a passion for writing, reading, and real food. In no particular order. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two grocery-guzzling boys, and two oversized couch-lounging dogs. Her happy place is anywhere she can see, hear and smell the ocean. She has a proficiency for pairing organic wines with various potato dishes. She drives like a grandma with impaired vision in a red Dodge Charger named Fabio. And she brews her own kombucha. Seriously. True story.