Welcome romantics, visionaries and fellow foragers to my most humble journal, Roost, a place of rest and reprieve. Here you will find a sampling of recipes, descriptive musings and personal chronicles as I live life with my loving husband and precocious kitty, Lady Mary. After feathering our hipster nest in the Pacific Northwest we dug our heels into Alabama clay where we now dream of starting a bio-dynamic, organic farm.
Three years ago my husband and I embarked on a radical journey to eliminate all sugar and processed foods from our diet to further heal my husband’s Crohn’s disease. It is with a joyful heart I tell you he is now medicine free and thriving. Here at Roost I wish to encourage others to eat clean, seasonal foods that not only taste good but are healing to the body. It is also my hope to capture beauty in its most uninhibited form, whether that be in nature, at home or among loved ones. I glean inspiration from all facets of life but mostly from classic and children’s literature, moody cello serenades, world travels and my affinity for all things British and proper.
When I am not fostering my craft or idly daydreaming in my home studio I spend my time prop and food styling alongside fellow creatives. I enjoy a lively collaboration and always look forward to learning from others. I am a connoisseur of long walks and heartfelt conversations. Singing is a pastime I long to revive, if my nerves will allow. I watch copious amounts of period dramas and often find myself convinced I was born in the wrong era.
I am thankful you have stopped by, and I do hope you will send a note or inquiry my way if you feel so inclined. This journal is a most treasured collection of heart songs, and I hope you will get lost in its very pages.