Our blog focuses on fresh, local, organic, and homegrown food, prepared from scratch, inexpensively, and without fuss. Going far beyond the supermarket shelf, we share tips on making your own bread, yogurt, and puff pastry, hunting for morels, growing a garden, and even shooting and butchering your own supper.
With her love of hunting, butter, and a fearless approach to mastering new dishes, Sofya is a bit of a cross between Sarah Palin and Julia Child. She grew up in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, but by the age of 23 found her way to the beautiful Driftless Region of Wisconsin, where she made a home on a ten-acre farm together with her husband Jacob and their two children. While she is at home with the traditional American cookery, a lot of her recipes are influenced by her native Russian and Azerbaijani cuisines. She can be contacted at driftlessopportunity (at) gmail (dot) com.
Rebecca grew up on the land in North Carolina and Ohio. Her parents were living green and off-the-grid back before it was cool. She used to complain about wearing thrift-store clothes and having to weed rows and rows of beans, but she finally figured out after years of city living that it was more fun trying to be a self-sufficient gourmet living off the land. She lives in Ohio with her husband Brendan, son Dominic, and daughter Avila, teaches philosophy and literature part-time most of the year, and runs a market garden business during the growing season.