I am a foodie and oenophile who loves to write. I named this blog After the Harvest because it is after we harvest from the garden and the vineyard that we sit down together and eat, drink and connect. To quote Jamie Oliver, "I profoundly believe that the power of food has a primal place in our homes that binds us to the best bits of life." Food and drink do indeed connect us all, and they weave themselves throughout all aspects of culture. It is my aim with After the Harvest to share the stories behind the food and drink. Who are the people growing, preparing, cooking and serving this food and drink? What drives them? I also focus on environmentally sustainable food choices, as well as recipes, wine picks, and food and drink fun! How did I get here?
Photo Credit: Tony Martins
I grew up finishing every last bite at the dinner table and writing in my diary about family meals we enjoyed. I guess I always knew that food was a passion of mine, even at a young age while helping my mother bake, or as I grew up, experimenting with flavours in the kitchen with my father. From small town beginnings, I spent most of my adult years in Toronto, and it was there that I truly delved deep into the world of food and drink. From years working in hospitality to wine courses at George Brown College to learning from some amazing Chefs to working for one of the best food retailers out there, I immersed myself in everything food and drink related.
These days I have a "day job" but I still enjoy sharing stories on After the Harvest. It is my hope that someday we will all eat, drink and connect while enjoying local, sustainable food that nourishes us, body and soul. Cheers and Bon Appetit! Thank you for joining me on this journey.