Welcome! I am so grateful that you are here.
Here you will find heirloom tea cups with cracks, wood spoons with burnt handles, all-clad cauldrons that crave a deeper conversation, kids art covering the walls, altars to remind me, wood boards to feed you and poetry hanging like copper pots from the ceiling. You might see the chipped cake plate holding the dish soap and a stainless steel scrubber, you might feel the permission hugging it out inside stained linens and forgiveness sewing up the holey oven mits from Mexico.
Here the fire is on even if it’s for ten minutes in the morning, there might be a stirring up of a soup, roasting some roots, creating a remedy to support the day, the base made from our food stories, softening inside the warmth creating a new kind of feast inside the storm.
Here is a conversation about nourishment, how we were nourished and how it steeps inside how we nourish our lives today. We share a food story as Americans, we share a food story as women and depending on who burnt the apron with the bra (your mother or your grandmother) we also share a cultural shame inside not knowing how to boil water, how to love our bodies, how to store the zucchini, or how to live a life that aligns with our values. Whether you burn the rice, run a kitchen, head a network, raise a household, heal a life, you have a story about food, about cooking, about your body, your hunger, your worth, your ability to nourish yourself and others.
I am a kitchen healer. What is a kitchen healer?
I am a mother. What is a mother?
I am a woman. What is a woman?
I have yet to discover the elevator pitch for any of these roles. The closest I have come to explaining what a kitchen healer is that it’s a custom blend of Jewish grandmother meets midwife creating a safe space to unravel our food story which as women can be our whole story. As we look inside this vulnerable space, we begin to heal, to grieve, to birth a new story and redefine nourishment as it lives in our present day lives as women, men, families, mothers and it is here that we make a tea, stir the soup and roast some beets.