Welcome to Butter & Burlap! I’m a Southern girl who absolutely loves food. I love dreaming about food, trying new recipes, creating new creations in the kitchen, and the best part – tasting the food. My southern roots lead me to create recipes that fill the belly and the soul! I’ve been fortunate enough to travel all over the world, and every time I come across a new and exciting food experience that inspires my taste buds.
My Foodie Roots
Over the years I have grown a liking to food. And then we started talking…maybe a bit of flirting. Then things started to get more serious, we were courting for a while, and now were in a full-blown loving relationship:).
Food has always been a central part of my life. When families gather at meal time (like the Italians do – p.s. I’m so jealous of all you Italians out there), there is always good wine, good drinks, lots of laughter, and GREAT food. Those kind of memories are the BEST kind. Food is so much more than a means of survival, it’s fuel for the soul.
Being an athlete for 97% of my life (yes, that’s accurate math), has given me great perspective on how to enrich my body and my life with food. But, in truth, I’m not a paleo-eating-califlower-pizza-granola loving dieter (well, I do love granola). I love to eat everything and anything! Because really, life is short, so eat what you want! Can I get a “Amen”?
In essence, you’ll see some really great recipes in here, things that are decadent and well worth sacrificing counting those calories (but only if you want to, no one is forcing you here :)) as well as refreshing and light recipes that are good for the body. You’ll also get to experience my love for animals, photography, nature, and of course food. Enjoy!