Hello! Thank you for stopping by! I am 31 years young, and live in the up and coming, always fun city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. A few things about me and my blog:
I am a yooper, born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. I grew up in an old two bedroom Finnish farmhouse with four other siblings–tight living quarters! I ended up doing most tasks at the kitchen table–sewing, beadwork, embroidery, homework. The kitchen became my favorite room in the house. Our kitchen was teeny tiny so my mom always shooed us out of it so she could focus on getting a meal on the table. I was only allowed in the kitchen while she was cooking if I sat on our old blue and white chair (that said “hyvaa paivaa” or “good morning” in Finnish) and read out loud to my mom. When I was 10 I received a year-long subsciption to Hearth Song’s Cook It! Club and each month I received a new set of recipes to add to my recipe binder as well as a new utensil to use in the kitchen. I was hooked.
It wasn’t until college that I started experimenting with healthy cooking and I had some real disasters in the kitchen (rubbery fat-free zucchini bread, I’m looking at you!). It wasn’t until I started focusing on eating a whole foods diet that I really felt I found my niche. I also discovered that if you use good, whole, fresh (preferably local) ingredients, food simply tasted better.
The recipes featured on my blog are in line with my efforts to eat clean, delicious food so I can be healthy and full of life! I hope you enjoy the recipes–I wish we could have dinner together!