My name is Jane, plain and simple. I have lived my entire life in Iowa. I am a farmer’s daughter and have retained my love of the land. Although my husband is a design engineer and we have lived in town our entire married life, I love my own garden spot where I can grow our own food. However at this time we are living in a 500 sq. ft. apartment while our new home is being built. I desperately miss my own fresh produce, fresh flowers and herbs.
I am a follower of Jesus and am actively involved in women’s ministries. I love my husband who is my very best friend! We were high school sweethearts and have been married for 38 years. We raised 3 sons who are now all married and we are blessed with 7 grandchildren who continually light up our lives!
I am a morning person with a routine…pray, read, and coffee! I meet with God which power starts my day and equips me to face the remaining day. I love food. I love the flavor, the scent, the color and the texture. When I cook I feel like I have an artist’s palette at my fingertips. I have always been intrigued with nutritious food. I stay away from artificial ingredients, transfats, high-fructose corn syrup and other nasty stuff. I am for clean eating!
I chose Sweet Basil Kitchen, because I use a lot of herbs in my cooking. They infuse your food with kicked up flavor! They are God’s gift to our palette.
My favorite pastime is reading…usually cookbooks or Christian inspirational books. I also enjoy reading other food blogs.