Living only minutes from farmland in the Fraser Valley, I have a passion for healthy food, cooking, and baking that nearly equals my passion for writing. Notes From the Cookie Jar began in April 2006 when curiosity got the better of me and I decided to figure out what this "blogging thing" was.
A self-professed Twitter addict, I have a tendency to whip up decadent concoctions in my kitchen and then tease my twitter followers with drool worthy photos. My idea of fun is to visit local farms and chat with the farmers, purchase some of their items, and then cook something with them at home. If I meet you in real life, I'm likely to show up with a batch of cookies. Strictly food content can be found at Chasing Tomatoes.
Food and writing are my passions. I dream to write like famed Stuart Mclean, and enjoy my kitchen creations like Nigella Lawson. Writing isn't the only thing I do. By day I'm also a special education assistant in an elementary school, and by night I work in the service industry, satisfying people's need for a tasty coffee.
When I'm not corralling small kids, slinging coffee, cooking or writing, you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my family. I'm mom to a now adult son who is out taking on the world of bitcoin, and have been happily married for over 20 years.
I love photography, nature, road trips, anything that has a sense of adventure, and coffee.
I live for coffee.
Where else to find me:
Canadian Living Magazine
"O Canada" September 2003
"Raising the Roof" January 2004
Low Tech Family Travel Fun (Kids Can Travel)
Making a Family Travel Journal (Kids Can Travel)
8000 km from Canada to Mexico (Kids Can Travel)
Christmas Charity: A Story (Everythingmom.com)
The Fight Against Child Abuse Takes More than An Avatar (BlogHer)
Jamie Oliver and Taking a Stand for Healthy Lunches (BlogHer)
Gonna Start a Revolution (Sweetspot.ca)
How to Make Cinnamon buns (Work it, Mom!)
Mom Blogger Bake Off (Sweet mama.ca)
Food Revolution Fridays (2010, ongoing)
Food Revolution Road Trip (July 2010, July 2011)
Traverse Trip (with GM Canada), to BlogHer 2011
Speaker, Breathe Now April 2011 Building Community
Speaker on Panel at Blissdom Canada 2010: Blogging for Social Change
Foodista Featured Blog
Canadian Family's 53 Top Mom Blogs
Everything Mom (Meal Planning Editor)
Kraft's Recipes For Joy (December 2010)
Foundation Studio (October 2010)
Lunch Revolution Twitter Party/Blog Party August 2010-trending topic in Canada! Sponsors were Whole Foods, Tfal Canada, Mabel's Labels, Please Mum, Watergeeks
Yummy Mummy Club (Food Editor, 2011-2013)
Media: The Globe and Mail
Jamie Oliver (featured blog on his site as well as mentioned in newsletter video for Food Revolution Fridays and Food Revolution Road Trip )
Recipe development for the BC Egg Marketing Board
Food blogger at Life in Pleasantville