I’m a garlic grower, beekeeper, and recipe nut. I live in Bayfield, WI on the south shore of Lake Superior in a tiny house with my husband Mark. He also happens to be my best friend, which works out really well. I’ve lived more of my life without running water and indoor plumbing than with. But as a recent convert to modern day convinces, I have to say that I really like my washing machine. A lot.

I grow just enough garlic to keep the vampires at bay and also keep a thirty three by thirty three foot vegetable garden. I live for the three months of summer when I can cook almost exclusively from the garden. In the winter I pretty much subside on soup and popcorn.

My dog Earl and I walk out our driveway and up a hill to check in on Lake Superior every morning. It’s nice to have something like that to count on. I’m an introvert which means I tend to be pretty tight lipped. This is my space to let my thoughts tumble out  as they will. I hope they bring you some joy.

You can reach me at hellojilllesley[at]gmail.com

17 Responses to “”

  1. 1 charly October 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    nice pig site

  2. 2 Dean and Joanne Flugstad January 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    You have a real writing talent and lots of good ideas. Congratulations on a going site. Mary and we two went to True Grit this afternoon. Jeff Bridges does a great job.


  3. 4 Sweet Mama February 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I’ll see True Grit with you!

  4. 6 Magdalen Dale February 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

    hi jill. i’ve been enjoying scrolling through your blog this morning. so many things i cherish too: garden cooking, honey and wax, our peninsular community… thanks for writing and sharing!

  5. 8 Ron North March 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

    You inspired me to make Kimchi. The resulting batch is delicious! I will be serving it to some guests this evening over a feast of Bo Ssam. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. 10 offensivehabits March 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I LOVE your blog. Been scrolling through it. You make me long for a garden, although I’m not sure I have the patience for it.

    • 11 GarlicPig March 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Aw, thanks Liz. Don’t overlook the prospect for a garden. You might just find that it gives you patience…

      • 12 offensivehabits March 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        Oh, you’re funny! Seriously, I had a flower garden, but we moved up my bulbs and whatnot to the front of the house and Kriner is going to try a vegetable garden. I bet he will have more than a few questions. Also, I am in the process of starting a blog – how do you like WordPress?

      • 13 GarlicPig March 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        You guys will do great! Don’t hesitate with questions. Love WordPress. Looking forward to seeing your blog develop!

  7. 14 retep431 March 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Jill,
    Sending good wishes and energy your way for a successful trip to Minneapolis.

  8. 15 Katie Claus March 13, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Jill – my Mom shared your link with me. What a.beautiful post. The pictures you attached brought back great memories of my childhood and our friendship. So many of my best memories include photos of you and I (and you with glasses). I think of you and your family often and wish you continued wisdom, mastery of words and enjoyment of the simplicity of life. I needed a reminder of childhood days and simple gratitude this week. All the best!

  1. 1 Garlic From The Market & Flowers From The Garden Trackback on July 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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