Here’s some of the common questions I answer on Minnesota Locavore. If you still haven’t gotten the answer to that pressing question, comment below and I’ll get an answer to you right away!
Do you blog full-time?
I wish. Seriously. Someday that’s totally the dream.
But for now out of the kitchen, I am a full-time Senior Behavior Therapist for The Lovaas Institute, an organization offering early intensive behavioral intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I alway say the best part of my job is that no two days are exactly the same–it helps to support my need for variety and encountering new things. How I arrived in my position is a longer story, but it includes degrees in Psychology and Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and some fantastic internship experiences.
What else do you do on the web?
I currently contribute to two other food blogs and manage Facebook/Twitter feeds for Minnesota Locavore.
I am a regular contributor to 20food.net a blog about other Twin-Cities twenty-somethings who are learning to grow and prepare their own local food for the first time. You can read all of our adventures, successes, and challenges as we participate in the thriving sustainable local food movement.
My guest posts can also be found on Simple, Good, and Tasty a Minneapolis based food blog about–you guessed it–preparing and eating simple meals that are healthy, good for the environment, and tasty.
Are you paid to write about all the local products?
All of the notes/links to local products and producers are posted on the website because I have chosen to feature them. I love local food after all! Occasionally, food writers are offered free products, meals or additional access to local food events. In these cases, you’ll see a notation in the post. Free stuff by no means ties me to a favorable review or a review at all.