Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Living within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's West Coast, 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. 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.

When I'm not baking or writing, you can find me corralling my teenager, or camera in hand, enjoying the outdoors. I love photography, nature, road trips, anything that has a sense of adventure, and coffee.

I live for coffee.

Where else to find me:

Print Publication:

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 (

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 (

How to Make Cinnamon buns (Work it, Mom!)

Mom Blogger Bake Off (Sweet


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

Sweetmamma (

Foodista Featured Blog

Canadian Family's 53 Top Mom Blogs

Worked with:

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 )

Better Together

Current projects:

Recipe development for the BC Egg Marketing Board

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