Thanks for your curiosity. My name is Karen, and it’s true, I’m addicted to soup.

I’d get help, but ya know, I just don’t wanna. I mean, it’s soup. Who wants to be saved from soup?

I’m four-season vegetable gardener and seed-to-kitchen cook in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a home cook and gardening advocate, my recipes feature whole foods prepared with learnable techniques and reliable results.

An independent writer with 20 years of professional experience, I began my career in the tech sector, publishing articles on software and office automation, resulting in over 50 bylines in some of the best tech magazines and journals of the day. Over the last few years, I’ve transitioned to the food and gardening world and, among other engaging special projects, I’m the gardening columnist for Edible Ohio Valley magazine.

I hope you enjoy this website and the recipes within. Want to get in touch? Drop me a note!