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I’m a writer and magazine editor who lives, works, cooks, prays, and reads in a tiny apartment in the Bay Area. I’m a Midwesterner. My husband, Brad, also works in media and is studying for his Master’s in holistic nutrition. We both love to cook, we both love family, we both believe in God and His goodness, we both really like bread. I really like chocolate.

What’s on this blog is simply how we live life. It’s the way we eat, it’s how we cook, it’s what I’m reading, it’s what God is teaching me, it’s how obsessed I am with imported British television shows (and how Brad graciously puts up with it). I’m not an expert on anything–I just like to talk a lot.

Curious about what I’ve talked about in the past?

// My husband’s Lyme disease
// My Lyme disease
// How I learned to deal with the above
// Some of the crazy things we eat to try to heal the Lyme
// What I’m reading

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What’s the story behind the name “honey and salt”? By God’s grace, I want my words to be both sweet as honey and as powerful as salt. Humbly, I hope that this will be a place of grace, as pleasing as honey.

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24)

I also hope I’ll have the courage to be bold and say the unpopular truth when I have it in me, as potent as salt.

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (Colossians 4:6)

And I bake with both those ingredients a lot.

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Other sites that mean a lot to me:

Food Loves Writing Exquisite writing and whole food recipes from my friends Tim and Shanna Mallon.

Diagnosis Unsolved Brad’s blog about his treatment.

London Bakes The most delectable treats–often gluten-free–online.

Naturally Ella Where at least three of our meals every week come from–always delicious.

Summer Harms A Midwest girl writing about food, family, and Jesus.

Hems & Fringes A woman of exceptional faith, gritty and well-expressed.

Not Without Salt Ashley Rodriguez’s peerless stories and food.

Green Kitchen Stories Inventive but completely doable seasonal food.