That’s the Official Bio for Professional Purposes.
Less officially, I am a mother of two, a lover of all kinds of foods, and a fitness enthusiast. I adore living on the west coast of British Columbia. The beauty of this place, our home, hits me bone-deep. My love for this place is not limited to its oceans, mountains, and tall trees; I love the people, the fertile fields, and abundant farmstands just as much. Our food and farming community here is strong and it is inclusive. I am thrilled that I have been able to contribute to our community, even in a small way, for over 20 years.
I have been a longtime supporter of local food systems and sustainable agriculture here on Vancouver Island. I put my money where my heart is: I buy ethically raised meats, sustainable agricultural products, and locally-produced food for both my family and my business.
My proudest professional accomplishments to date are in helping people find their joy in the kitchen.
I am of course, proud of this: that in 2011, I was awarded the Foodie’s Foodie award at the EAT Magazine Exceptional Eats Food & Drink Awards for my contribution to food education in the city of Victoria. But my pride in this award comes because it was a popular vote, decided by the many enthusiastic cooks in this city. Thank you.
I still live in Victoria, BC, close to the ocean, with my two growing sons, who (thankfully!) no longer find Thai food too spicy.