Cook. Farmer. Tree hugger.
As I struggled through university and two jobs, I still ate better than most people in my situation did. I have my parents to thank for this, who taught me creativity and flexibility in the kitchen. My mother always found a way to make dinner even if the pantry WAS practically empty. I have always loved food and eating, making extravagant after school snacks, and always finding a way to garnish my hot chocolate at the age of 14. I grew up in Muskoka and spent a lot of time outdoors, listening to my environmentalist of a mother rant about people feeding toxic white bread to ducks, and eating cut up carrot sticks out of a washed and reused milk bag. As I got older and nerdier (if possible?) I became more invested in sustainable food systems and moved towards a more political side of things. Eventually I was going to school for a expensive degree in political science. I am proudly the first to attain a B.A. in my whole family but it is a degree that I have yet to use. Now I have turned my sights to more tangible ways of creating change in food systems-farming. After putting around on a couple of different farms, I joined forces with an undeniably sexy farmer and Sungold Organics emerged. For the first time in a while, I am settling down in one place for more than a few months at a time, and, I have begun to check things off my bucket list. These life goals all meet here on “Practically Empty Pantry” to figure out how the ways in which we eat and shop can have a direct impact on current food systems.
Blog: Eating sustainably on a budget.
Catering: Sourcing only from local farmers and suppliers.
Farming: Organically grown produce in London, ON
Soil: Personal interest and mission on improving soil health world-wide as a way to mitigate climate change.
Thank you for joining me on my adventure with food!