Still learning who I am and savoring what I can.
It feels that my whole life has been about food, even when it wasn’t. From gardening with my Pepé, making gnocchi with Memé, naming ‘pet’ rabbits who would later be ragout to making homemade cinnamon lollipops to sell out of my locker in grade 7 (got in trouble for that one). My dad and step-mom homesteaded, my young impressionable self spent time with that. My college years ended with me cooking professionally. The years after massage school where shared with catering and baking. Every time I tried not to make my life about food, I got further into it.
Once I embraced it I went deep in to organic growing and preserving food. I am now a garden educator for two garden programs, a large summer camp and a small private school, I teach year round. I am also a Master Food Preserver (though Cornell), teaching canning and fermentation wherever I’m asked. I develop recipes and do consultation work in the food industry for food preservation and allergen diets.
Here I hope to share in brief posts, photos and recipes what I am finally learning and creating in my middle aged life. These are very good years to find our truth.