Welcome to A Food Lover’s Life!
You might be here for recipes, or gardening ideas & tips, maybe sourdough tutorials, or how to make your own kombucha. We’re glad you popped in!
We’re Chris & Sara – a garden to table team, each passionate about our own contribution and commitment to making our lives healthier and happier – together.
Sara has navigated a lifetime of cooking and baking, starting out in the kitchen as a very young girl, creating her own recipe books and binders, catalogs of favorite dishes, and menus. Scratch cooking and baking was taught by parents who were raised in the Great Depression and self sufficiency and frugality was a way of life. Everything was homemade. From the age of 14 on up she received formal training in various culinary classes and courses, an internship, then worked in the food industry for 5 years before becoming an RN. Cooking and baking daily over the years has expanded her knowledge of regional and international cuisine, preserving, fermenting, wild yeast, and brewing. Sara started her food blog in 2014 which underwent a complete renovation in late 2019 – revising the style by moving away from a blog format to a recipe resource and tutorial gallery only. Giving you what you need and nothing you don’t.
Chris provides all the fresh produce for A Food Lover’s Life. He is a biologist at heart with a medical degree. Spending downtime in a pure and peaceful garden was the balance needed for a busy and sometimes hectic career. What started out as a small garden space turned into a raised bed, then 2, then 4 and now 10 years later he gardens 1800 square feet of growing space. Chris is focused and fascinated with the science, the soil, and the seeds. He’s come to incorporate the mechanics and engineering of irrigation, sheltering structures, and planning bed space to maximize growth potential. He’s studied soil amendments & compost, plant growth and development, natural pest and insect control, and storm mitigation. He shares his knowledge through video tutorials. With building a greenhouse in 2019, he now gardens year round providing fresh produce and a market garden just steps from the back door. He provides food for his family, friends, and those need.
We hope that gives you a little window into our little corner of the world, the values we share, and our commitment to growing and seasonal eating.
We want to provide you with encouragement for growing your own food, and inspiration for cooking and baking. Please take a look around and stop by often. If you have questions or comments please let us know! We’re busy on Instagram and Pinterest and would love to see you there, as well.
Thanks for visiting!
Chris & Sara