Welcome to Life in the Boat, my personal blog about living and eating in the beautiful mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, or as locals call it “The Boat.” Before moving to Steamboat my husband, twin sons and I lived aboard a sailboat for four years. (I’ll make sure to share a few of those “boat” memories along the way!)
I love food. I like to grow food, cook food, talk about food…but especially I like to share recipes. This blog is for you – family and friends – including friends I have yet to meet who also like food. As a working mom and wife, and registered dietitian nutritionist, it’s always a challenge to put healthy homemade meals on the table. Does this sound familiar to you? Whether you are looking for easy meals, ideas for cooking produce from your farmer’s market or high altitude canning advice…I’ve got you covered. I have lots of recipes and insights to share with you…all family tested in “the Boat.”
Really? You want to know more about me? Well, okay…
- I work for Colorado State University as the director of CSU Extension in Routt County. I am a Family & Consumer Science/4-H Extension Agent. Please understand that all the information and opinions in this blog are my own and not my employer.
- Bob Marley is our adorable, yet poorly behaved, family dog.
- I have edited several cookbooks, but the best known books are – Simply Colorado and Simply Colorado, Too!
- My husband is a passionate science teacher that has taught both at the high school and college levels.
- When I’m not cooking you will find me hiking with our dog, skiing, mountain biking, or weaving.
- I love to teach! I have had teaching positions in middle school, high school and college-level institutions.
- My twin sons are amazing young men. They keep us on our toes as they continue their education and travel the world.
- My career as a registered dietitian nutritionist has included positions in worksite wellness for many companies including Coors, Storage Technology and Dairy Council.
- Our four-year family sailing adventure covered 15,000 miles of water which included crossing the Atlantic Ocean.