My name is Erin and I eat, drink, garden, and forage in the lush urban and forested glory of the Pacific Northwest.
Ever since I was just a little thing, I’ve always obsessed over good food. When I decided to become a vegetarian at 13, my parents decided that I would become my own personal chef. Fair enough. Lucky for me, I quickly discovered a deep creative love for cooking.
In 2008, I adventured from my sunny Florida birthplace and rooted down in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. After 13 years of vegetarianism and 7 years of strict veganism, I suddenly found myself surrounded by well-loved backyard chickens, beekeepers, craft cheese makers, brewers, and badass friends who raise and butcher their own meat. All of my fiercely held perceptions of ethical eating slowly crumbled as I formed intimate connections with where my food actually came from. It came from my community.
Local omnivorism really suited me.
Then luck brought me to a job in the organic foods and natural health world, as well as a wildharvesting, botany, and herbalism apprenticeship at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies – both of which intensely enriched my life and changed my path. I’ve since had the pleasure of writing articles and recipes for MaryJane’s Farm, Herb Companion, Mother Earth Living, Eugene Magazine, Earth First Magazine, Take Root Magazine, and Sadie Magazine. Pretty sweet!
My emerald home is a generous beauty and I am so thankful to be fed by it.
I dedicate this space to honor all that it provides.
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