Thanks for taking a moment to stop at Backyard Owl! This blog is a place to find clean, nutrient-dense, scrumptious recipes, as well as ideas to make your life more meaningful and fulfilling, and nutrition and lifestyle tips for making you the most energized, vibrant, and amazing self you can be. I use this blog to write about what fascinates me most in our world: vibrancy, aliveness, the quest for health, delicious food, beauty, simplicity, and happiness. And dark chocolate. Always dark chocolate.
Hi! I am the blogger and photographer here at Backyard Owl. In my non-blog life, I’ve had (and have) many identities: graduate English student, pastry chef and cake decorator, sustainability analyst, and research manager, among others.
My current identities include reader of historical fiction and romance novels, occasional knitter, summer-time cycler, piano tinkler, doting cat owner, visionary gardener, and scheming kitchen experimenter.
I like finding the right words to express what I want to say, capturing something beautiful with my camera, reading in my chair with a mug of tea, and doing my best to remember that the life that feels best is one that is mindful, purposeful, pleasurable, delicious, and filled with love and gratitude.