I’m a nutritional scientist, writer and food lover based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
By day my life revolves around the natural health industry (supplements, functional foods and the like), but by night I am an amateur chef, recipe developer and food photographer.
Although my main interests lie in the health properties of foods and their constituents, I’m no stranger to a good steak, pepperoni pizza or a hearty bowl of fettuccini alfredo. In fact, my two favourite foods are french fries and cheese!
‘The best thing I ever ate, and then some’ is my food and recipe blog featuring versatile dishes using fresh, simple ingredients and bold flavours, new takes on traditional favourites and reviews of local Southern Ontario restaurants.
I don’t consider myself a great cook; I’m just someone who loves to make food, eat and share food with others.
Just for fun, here are seven random facts about me:
- Reading and writing are my two favourite things to do; food is my topic of choice.
- I am half Hungarian, a quarter Italian (Abruzzi) and a quarter English (Cornwall).
- I was born and raised in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada, a small northern town located just outside of Timmins. To put it into perspective, it’s a 9-hour drive due north from Toronto.
- I grew up ski-dooing, ice fishing, hunting, camping and ice skating on our backyard rink. If you ever need tips on what to do if you encounter a black bear or moose, or how to gut a fish, just ask.
- I have a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a zoology minor and a Master of Science degree in human health and nutritional science. My master’s research focused on vitamin D and cancer.
- Throughout my life I’ve had the following collections: seashells, insects, pressed leaves, mosses and lichens, mushroom spore prints, photographs of mushrooms and beach sand from around the world.
- My married name as of September 2012 is Jennifer Andrews. Still not sure what I’ll do about all my logins, email addresses and my domain name.