Erica and Sebastian

Hi, I’m Erica!

I’m so happy you’re here! I am a self-proclaimed tree-hugging foodie and love helping people learn to cook and live a more sustainable life.

I believe there is so much cross over between sustainability and food. I love finding new ways to reuse leftovers and use up every last bit of an item. It feels like a game with an end goal of reducing my impact on the environment and figuring out how to make ingredients stretch as far as possible.

Cooking has always been one of my favorite activities. I love finding new recipes and serving them to friends and family. I can’t think of a better way to tell someone you care about them than by serving them a delicious meal.

I’m a mother to one amazing little boy, Sebastian, and our adorable dog, Da Vinci. Most days you will find me cooking in our kitchen, playing with our son, taking walks with our dog or working on this blog. My day job is as a graphic designer. I spend most of my time pleasing and serving others. This blog is a creative outlet and allows me to explore new topics of interest.

My Grandma

The name of this blog was inspired by my grandmother. She has always been one of my biggest supporters. Raspberries and kohlrabi were two of her favorite foods. Sadly she passed away from cancer a few years ago. Towards the end of her life, she lost her appetite. She said food just didn’t taste good anymore. I felt helpless as I watched her slip further and further away. Of course, to show her how much I cared about her I turned to food. I would always try to bring one of her favorite foods with me when I visited her in the hospital. I remember one day we drove to three different stores looking for kohlrabi since they were technically out of season. At a time when I couldn’t do anything to help her, I couldn’t think of a better way to show her how much she meant to me.

P.S. Now that you know a little about me I would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me here.