My name is Nicole, welcome to my kitchen.

I have come to realize that creating a meal in my own kitchen is not only healthier and more economical than eating out, it’s also a lot more fun! Through this site I hope to share my enthusiasm for cooking and perhaps convince a few people that with fresh ingredients, a little imagination, and some good music playing in the background, anyone can cook great meals and enjoy it too!

I started this blog over ten years ago while living in Italy.  I had the wonderful opportunity to spend four years living on the island of Sicily – an experience that was just as amazing as it sounds.  I have always loved to cook but the sights, sounds, and tastes of Sicily inspired me in ways I never could have imagined. Pinch My Salt is the result of those experiences.

I am originally from central California, but I have lived in Oregon, Florida, and southern California.  All of these places have influenced the way I think about food.  I am currently cooking for friends and family near Fresno, California, where I continue to be inspired by the variety and abundance of fresh produce available here.

Unless otherwise specified, the photos on this site are taken by me.  If you have questions or comments, please contact me at pinchmysalt (at) gmail (dot) com

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