Hello Foodies! Welcome to The Herbalist & The Carnivore.
We explore what Pacific Northwest cuisine and lifestyle is all about. Being a coastal area, seafood is always on the table, we love our Dungeness crab. Foraging is a way of life with our vast forests and soups get us through the rainy season. Yes, a lot of rain, but that’s what makes it so lush here in Washington State. Did I mention we love our coffee? We do, I mean we ARE the home of Starbucks! And bourbon keeps us warm at night; we have a growing amount of distilleries popping up.
I may be bias but I truly believe it’s one of the best places to raise a family. Surrounded by mountains, outlined by beaches ,where local farms thrive and homegrown is a way of life. If I’m not cooking, you can find me out on the trail with my husband, kids and dog, remodeling a room in our old farmhouse (take a peek at the progress: DIY Farmhouse Remodel page) or digging in the dirt growing my own veggies..
I haven’t always loved cooking! Before I met my husband I was mostly a vegetarian. (I say mostly because I ate seafood, I mean we are in the Pacific Northwest!) Actually I didn’t eat much at all because I was an aspiring fashion model and stick thin just isn’t in my genes! It was a serious struggle to stay a size 4 at 5′ 10″ tall. I’ve got Swedish logger blood in me, you know.
When I met my Texan husband, he had never heard of a vegetarian, being a total carnivore. Seriously! It was when I had just given birth to our first child that I asked him to go to the local diner and grab me a cheeseburger. And that was that. I never went back. That was the beginning of my love of food and cooking and it’s a good thing because I had a family to raise.
Want to work with us?
- Recipe Creation
- Food Photography
- Food & Product Marketing
- Private Cooking Classes
We are located 60 miles north of Seattle, WA. If you would like to work with us, send us an email or give us a call.
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