About Cafe’ Terra

September 27, 2010 · 19 comments

Welcome to CafeTerraBlog, a place to share, enjoy, and sit down with old and new friends. I live in North Carolina with my amazing husband, sweet puppy Ode’, and precious kitties Tuki & Juno. When I am in the kitchen, it is my yoga. There is a sense of calm to creating new recipes, and sharing classic favorites. For my day job I work as Senior Food Safety/Quality Assurance Specialist for restaurants, hotels, amusement parks, arenas, and hospitals.

PicMonkey Collage me d

I don’t always cook alone, my husband and I make a great team in the kitchen. He enjoys grilling something new on one or all four of his grills. Then I create a dish to go with his grilled treat. Teamwork at its best!

PicMonkey Collage my baby b

CafeTerraBlog was started in 2010. In the beginning my goal was to share healthy treats. I received a Nutritional Science degree from University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Then as the years went by, I slowly drifted away from healthy treats. Times have changed, and now in my fourth year of blogging, I am back to creating healthy dishes. Recently we discovered I have to change to the Diabetic and also the DASH diet. You can definitely expect to see many sugar free, low sodium, and gluten free recipes! My promise to my friends and family, I will still share some fun sweet treats just for them!

PicMonkey Collage fun b

Here is a chance to get to know me just a wee-bit more.

Ten things about me:
1. My favorite color is green.
2. My favorite food is pizza.
3. My first college degree was in broadcasting, my dream was to be a D.J. in NYC!
4. My favorite movie, Footloose (the one made 1984.)
5. My favorite actor, Kevin Bacon.
6. I love watching football, my team is San Francisco 49er’s.
7. I would love to live in a small town in Canada someday.
8. I have a severe hearing impairment, so I read lips VERY well.
9. I love all animals, and the only kids I have are furry & precious!
10. True confession: I break out in a dance if the food I am eating is that amazing!

PicMonkey Collage kids c

If you would like to email me:    


I am on Twitter as CafeTerraBlog

I am on facebook fan page as Cafe’ Terra

You can find me on Pinterest as CafeTerraBlog:

I look forward to connecting with you!

Come on in, Have a seat, ALL animals welcome!

Hugs, Terra


  • Sissy

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pic of you!!! It is one of my favs!!! Pls resend it to me!!!

    Carrie Ann

  • Megan

    Yay!!!! So excited for you!

  • Mom

    How super……just got a moment to look things over. I love it.
    Very creative and very exciting. love you

  • Amy

    Love it! I love the picture of you too :)

  • http://annajohnston.com.au Anna Johnston

    Hey Terra, I’m a chef in Australia – happened upon your blog & thought I’d love to connect & hear more about the industry’s goings on. Looking forward to reading more.
    Cheers Anna

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Hello Anna,
      I am excited to connect with you here. I am a foodie, who aspires to be a chef. I work in the food industry in Food Safety/Quality Assurance. I look forward to connecting with you, do you have a blog, twitter or facebook page to connect with there?
      Take care,

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I just located you blog, and other social media sites, sorry for the confusion:)
      Have a wonderful week!

  • Eva

    Je te souhaite bon courage pour l’apprentissage du français ;)

  • Jessie

    Hi Terra, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger award. Details will be on my blog tomorrow morning.

  • Isabella

    Hi there I just met you on twitter and am enjoying your website and blog (a fellow The Wire lover, foodie and yogini) xxoo Isabella (@fitbet)

  • http://www.cookinghealthyforme.com/ Ann

    What a great life plan!  When you open your cafe – I WILL be there….Following on Google – it’s like having all your friends in the kitchen with you (I love having the faces up on the blog – it makes you think of them every time!)

  • Gathered and Sown

    I am a freak about food safety, and don’t understand it much, so I always end up feeding my family soggy, overwashed veggies or over cooked meat! I’m going to follow you, because I just might learn a thing or two :)

  • http://twitter.com/scattergirls Scatter Girls

    I love love love Chobani Greek yogurt! Thanks for linking up to Scatter Girls. Loved getting to know you. 

  • http://myfunnylittlelife.com/ Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Aww, this seems to be a very cozy corner in the web space! :)

  • http://www.asianinamericamag.com/ Betty Ann @Mango_Queen

    If I haven’t said it enough, just want to say what a wonderful friend you are, Terra! And I truly love your blog with so many recipes and stories to inspire us. Thanks for all that you do, my friend! Hugs!

  • http://www.foodstoriesblog.com/ CJ at Food Stories

    Just read about you over on Orgasmic Chef and can’t wait to see what your next post will be! I’m a nurse that’s passionate about food science & nutrition :-)

  • http://www.acreatrix.com JD

    Rosemary cracker recipe looks great! Where did you get the “cracker cutter”?

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Hi there! I got the cracker cutter at Sur la Table:-) Love that kitchen gadget!! Thank you for stopping by, Terra

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    Love your About Me page!!!

var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-18896150-1");