I am a self-taught home cook. Before I met my hubby, I truly found it difficult to boil an egg and cooked mainly with the microwave. Then I met Mr. B – that man eats enough at each meal to feed a family of four. I quickly realized if I didn’t learn to cook, we were going to go broke eating out at fast food joints and restaurants and buying heavily processed foods at the grocery store. While we aren’t health nuts, I realized we were heading down the wrong path and I decided that I need to make a change.
I started reading through cookbooks and asking people for cooking tips. The very first thing I made for my hubs was a disaster (shrimp scampi) but I figured out a way to make it taste better at the last minute. He was ringing my doorbell, smoke was wafting towards the front room, and mid-panic I realized what I could do to make my dinner taste great. And then it hit me – I might have a knack for this thing called cooking!
That’s where Honey & Birch and began.
Why Honey and Birch?
I started off as Honey B’s and Birch Trees – we are the B’s and we eat, which led to Honey B’s. I love trees and birch starts with B… alliteration is my friend… which led to Birch Trees.
But telling people I was Honey B’s and Birch Trees led to me writing it out A LOT, and even though I loved the initial name, it didn’t seem to be as user friendly of a name as I had wanted. Not wanting to change the name drastically, I decided to shorten it and it sounds so sleek and professional now. Honey and Birch. Ah, rolls off your tongue.
What will you find at Honey and Birch?
I focus on easy recipes and fun cocktails although there are several craft tutorials available from my early days of blogging. Our most popular post to date is my Melt and Pour Soap tutorial. There are also some fun gift guides.
Can I share your recipe/image/post on my site, publication, Facebook page, etc.?
Thanks!! I’m glad you like my stuff. 🙂 I would love you to share my work, but ask that you follow these guidelines:
- Do not copy the recipe and repost it anywhere.
- Link back to the original recipe on my site.
- You may use one image from the recipe with a credit link to honeyandbirch.com and the recipe you are referencing.
- You may not include any of my content and subsequently charge others for its use.
If you follow these guidelines, there’s no need to ask my permission to use my recipes and photos.
If you want to use my images or content in another way, please inquire by emailing jennyb [at] honeyandbirch.com.
Please come back often and join me at Honey & Birch for recipes, DIY projects, and general attempts at craftiness. And thank you for wanting to know a little bit more about me.