About the Blog: This blog started as a way to share my experiences cooking through all the recipes in Simply in Season, which was part of my quest to discover simple ways of preparing local, healthy foods and to learn more about nutrition, sustainability, and how our eating choices impact the world.
I’ve cooked most of the recipes in Simply in Season, and still hope to finish them all one of these days, but my focus has expanded.
Some of the topics you’re likely to find:
- Recipes, from the simple to the complex. Mostly healthy, mostly using local foods. Sometimes not. I work full time, so I’m realistic and non-judgmental. In real life I have friends who are vegan, vegetarian, follow Nourishing Traditions, make everything from scratch, make nothing from scratch, are professional chefs, and who never cook if they can help it. I like good food and like to support local artisans. I try to include nutrition info and tips and tricks along with reviews of the recipes.
- Exercise and My weight loss journey. DH (Dear Husband) and I love food, wine, and beer, and although we’re pretty active we both need to lose some weight. I’m on a journey to lose 100 pounds, so I post about my journey.
- Simple Living. My work has given me firsthand experience in developing countries, and I’ve developed a sense of biblical justice and a desire to “live simply so that others may simply live.”
- Sponsored Posts, on occasion. Also, sometimes companies send me things to review that fall into the category of cooking/frugal/green/health/fitness and these are always disclosed and all opinions are always my own.
- Misc. I have a ton of interests, from cheesemaking to triathlons to sewing, so although most posts are about the above topics, you never know what I’ll post about next!
About Me: I’m a 30-something DINK who grew up in a farming community as the daughter of a potato and onion farmer, and ran away to the big city only to find myself working for an international relief and development organization that specializes in food security and helping farmers in developing countries. Since then I’ve been rediscovering my roots by learning to cook delicious food featuring products from local farms.
I work full time at a job I love, doing public relations for aforementioned international relief and development organization. I have a great husband whose hobbies include homebrewing and triathlons. Our “kids” include two Italian Greyhounds and two cats.