I am a writer who cooks, a gatherer of wild things, an enthusiast of walking in the rain. I love stories of all kinds. This is where I share my own stories – through words, recipes and pictures – as they unfold. This is where I celebrate being alive.  I grew up in Michigan (sand and lake water in my blood), and have since lived in Colorado, Washington, Vermont and most currently, Falmouth, England where I am working on my Master’s Degree in writing. I have a husband and two cats, an inordinate amount of cookbooks, and a pair of very muddy boots.

You can contact me here with questions, or just to say hello.

Note: I work very hard on this blog and spend a lot of time taking photos, writing, editing, creating recipes. If you’d like to re-post something you’ve found here, please ask me first (I’ll probably say yes).

Photo courtesy of Shari Altman