About me


Summer, summer, summertime–eating a brat at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. And yes! That is a dangling foot behind my head. How good of you to notice.
About me

I’m Erin. I love writing. Creating, reading, talking about it, and editing it. And I love food. Looking at it, smelling it, tasting it, making it, celebrating the variety that we have. Two plus two equals four…so you put them all together, you do the hokey pokey, and I write about food here, among other things. I’m notorious for making things once and never again, for not measuring, for not using recipes, and for not remembering how I made something. I created this site to force myself to keep track of dishes I make, to write, and to give myself a creative outlet.

I graduated from Brigham Young University, and yes, I’m a Mormon. I studied nutrition, editing, and English–all of which I am passionate about.

In real life, I’m a professional freelance editor and writer who also teaches piano (you know what they say about variety). I’m also a professional mother, wife, baker, recycler, maker of yogurt and sower of seeds (during our two-week growing season here in Minnesota), and candlestick maker (except that last one). I have two children and one husband and one medium-sized puggle. The puggle might like food more than any of us combined. We live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hello!



11 Responses to “About me”

  1. Brittny April 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm #

    Oh my dear friend!
    Reading over your site brought back many memories of several of your “cleaver” kitchen creations, which you so graciously bestowed on anyone around. You have always had a giving, unselfish nature. And I can see many years of hard work beginning to take formation with this site. Keep it up, I look forward to trying more of your quick (ie. less than 10 min) recipes.


  2. Heather April 24, 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    What are you eating in this photo?!…..It looks amazing whatever it is!

  3. esprout May 15, 2008 at 8:51 pm #

    It is a Midwestern staple…Minnesota, specifically, and helps Minnesotans to rival Texans for state pride. It’s a bratwurst, which Minnesotans think are normal and common, but Minnesotans are offended when someone calls them a “hot dog.” So don’t do that. The photo was taken because my dad thought this was a once-ever moment, since I’m not big on beef prods and fatty things. Have to admit, they are good, though Dad might be right. If you want a Minnesota (originally from WI, imported and now kind of native) specialty, this is it. MM says you really can’t get them out of state.

  4. lo (Burp! Where Food Happens) July 3, 2008 at 6:44 am #

    I didn’t realize that you were blogging from so close! Greetings from Wisconsin šŸ™‚

  5. em September 10, 2008 at 11:35 pm #

    girl…i love to read your stuff…you need to get you and david’s blog on a RSS feed so i get the regular updates:)
    miss you…

  6. Jess's mess September 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm #

    Thank you for keeping me in your prayers. Enjoyed your blog. Jess

  7. Jess's mess September 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    Thank you for thinking of me in your prayers. Loved your blog. Jess

  8. Mandy September 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    LOVE this photo! Must try to convince hubby to try Lactaid. Although I must confess I often sneak in a bit of cream cheese and/or Romano into many things. Don’t tell! xoxo

  9. Kim December 10, 2008 at 6:23 pm #

    that is the best picture!

  10. Melinda December 15, 2008 at 9:24 am #

    Hi Erin, I’m a freelance food writer from Minneapolis, also! I’m graduating from the U in May, I’d love to get together with you to get some advice from you. Oddly enough, my blog is also called Sprout. (Because I was working on a vegetable farm this summer.)

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