An everyday ordinary woman trying to live an extraordinary life. Nothing brings me more joy than creating a delicious meal to share with family and friends. The challenge is now to make meals that not only tease and tickle the taste buds but also to nourish the body with traditional methods of food preparation.  This is a place for me to share the adventure, joy, trials, errors and triumphs of cooking traditional foods in these modern times. Also the things I may learn along the way as we continue to learn more about living a more natural lifestyle.


For the past two years I have been learning in baby steps how to become Queen of my kitchen. Not just to rule with judicious wisdom the flavor’s, textures and creativity of dishes but to also learn how to make them beneficial to the body without too much sacrifice on beloved flavors and textures.

After watching the movie Julie & Julia inspiration struck. I should blog about my journey or rather my adventure as the romantic side of me likes to think of it. A New Year’s resolution was to write at least something about anything every day. This of course to be started immediately after getting my sweet tooth under control and exercising on a daily basis. My own personal “Julia” is Sally Fallon, President of the Weston A Price Foundation. Her cookbook Nourishing Traditions has been the bible of my kitchen for a long time now. And sad to say I’ve opened and actually used it with about the same frequency as the average person does with the real Bible. Still, I regard it with the utmost respect and love quoting excerpts from it to my nutritionally lost and in need of nutritional salvation friends.

I currently reside in a large house with MyMan and the Doodlebug otherwise known as our four year old daughter. We are anticipating the arrival of a little boy this fall.  Our doors are always open and we have a veritable stream of people coming and going on a constant basis.

You have my not so solemn promise to adhere to the following rules when posting here:

– To post with poor grammar, marathon long sentences and possibly horrible spelling since I shan’t be passing my blog posts through the editors that normally get to make my verbal drivels readable.

– To always find humor in everything. Somehow. Somewhere. It may be subtle. It may be obnoxious. And it’ll likely be semi twisted. But it’ll be there.

– To perpetually share my passion for food, flavor, family, friends fun-times and oh yeah, nutrition too.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, Steph! So happy to have found you again!! You might
    not remember me, Amy, but you helped me a lot with my many health
    questions about 5 years ago when we were both preg. at the same time with
    our precious daughters! We had our 4th (Tori Faith)
    & I heard your daughter also bears the middle name, Faith!! I prayed
    for you to be able to have her & will now pray for the safe arrival of
    your precious son!! Congrats & may God blessings continue to
    fill your life as you keep walking with Him!!! Amy Gal. 6:9!! ;o)

  2. Steph, I’ve been praying for you off and on over the last few months that you would have a safe pregnancy this time around. I’m so glad to hear that you are doing well! Your painting project for the kids’ room looks awesome! I hope someday I’ll have the time to be creative with my kids’ rooms as well. Just wanted to let you know you’ve been being prayed for!


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