I’m a writer and former magazine editor who lives, works, cooks, prays, and reads in a 1960s ranch in Nashville, Tennessee. I’m a Midwesterner. My husband, Brad, works in media and 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
// That time we had a baby



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.


Other sites that mean a lot to me:

Food Loves Writing Exquisite writing and whole food recipes from my friends Tim and Shanna Mallon. They’re no longer writing here, but it’s always worth a trip through their archives.

Diagnosis Unsolved Brad’s blog about his treatment.

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

Alexandra’s Kitchen Recipes I always want to make and when I do, they’re always as promised.

A Couple Cooks Inventive weekday meals, always good for you.

Design for Mankind Beautiful words, lofty thoughts, down-to-earth advice.

The Rabbit Room My people (so, writers and artists who love Jesus).