It’s time I come clean. My love of garlic is out of control. Every year I find myself planting way more than our little household of two can possibly eat. I just can’t seem to help myself when it comes to plunging those plump cloves into the cool October soil. Needless to say, we eat a lot of garlic. Our vampire problems are minimal.
We also eat a lot of honey. This is another habit that has gotten way out of hand. I used to be an occasional honey eater, at best. Then I got a hive of honeybees. Which later turned into two hives, which then turned into three. You get the idea. Let me just say that a drizzle of honey is a marvelous addition to just about anything.
In addition to the ever-expanding garlic patch, I also keep a 33 foot by 33 foot vegetable garden. I live for the three months of summer when I can cook almost exclusively from the garden. Which sometimes leaves me wondering why I don’t relocate to a climate zone that has more than three months of summer. But even in the depths of winter when the stores of squash and potatoes have gotten low, I still love to cook. My idea of good time often involves a cookbook.
Now that you are fully versed in my eating habits, I will give you the nitty-gritty. I live in Bayfield, Wisconsin in a teeny tiny house with my husband Mark. He also happens to be my best friend, which works out really well. We heat with wood and we do not have running water. To compensate for this, we built an outhouse that has a killer view of the valley. I work from home as a freelance graphic designer and writer. Overall, I live a pretty small life in the woods. But my days are constantly interrupted by big and inspirational things – like garlic, and honeybees, and food, and the loads of way cool people that bring my community to life. So much so that it’s hard to keep quiet about it all. And that, my friends, is how this blog came to be. Enjoy!