In this episode of the Table of Life podcast we are at the Firefly Kitchens headquarters in Seattle. I’m chatting with Firefly’s founder Julie, as well as Kristen from Urban Craft Uprising. Julie and I will be joining 75 other local makers, artisan food brands and kitchenware crafters at Urban Craft Uprising’s first food-fest Gobble Up in Bellevue on Saturday, November 25, 2017.  (If you’re in the Bellevue/Seattle area we would love to see you. Registration is free!)

I knew this conversation would be inspirational, and these two ladies didn’t disappoint. Listen to the podcast to hear more about how Urban Craft Uprising was “founded in 2005 to showcase the work of independent crafters, artists and designers — to provide a unique, high quality, hand-crafted alternative to “big box” stores and mass produced goods.” We’ll also hear what prompted Julie to start fermenting foods, taking the risk to start Firefly Kitchens, and how they are bringing so much to the Seattle food community.

I was lucky enough to go home with some of Firefly’s new seasonings, some Probiotic Tonic, and Salsa Viva Kraut, which was so good! Firefly’s kimchies and krauts are some of my favorite raw fermented foods, I hope you’ll check them out soon.

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More about Table of Life,  a weekly series I am SO excited to share with you! Here is the rundown:


Food is nourishment but it also is the cornerstone for nurturing family, culture, community and tradition. The table is where LIFE HAPPENS, memories are made, stories are shared, values are passed on, and the place where many friendships are forged. I want to share the stories of women in food that inspire me; healthy cooking tips and recipes; journey’s through health, wellness and a glimpse into the life of a foodpreneur and/or mompreneurs. Most importantly I want to extend a seat at our table to you, so pull up a chair and join us!

  1. I’ll be recording a brand new Table of Life Facebook Live session every Thursday morning, around 10:30 PST on the Mesa de Vida Facebook page. I would love to have you join in live to ask questions and be part of the conversation!
  2. I’ll then be turning these live sessions into a video you can watch anytime, or ask follow up questions about, hosted on the Video page at the Mesa de Vida Facebook page as well as on Youtube (where you’ll find all of our recipe and how-to videos!)
  3. Aaand, these sessions will also be edited into a podcast, the Table of Life podcast! You can listen when you’re working out, driving, or need some fun, uplifting, delicious banter to inspire and uplift you.  Listen on iTunes, Google Play or SoundCloud.