Welcome to Sugar and Wine! I’m Jamie, a food blogger and recipe developer who brings you absolutely delicious recipes you can easily make in your kitchen.
Food is an amazing thing. It creates opportunities for people to connect and create memories. The fun had during a brunch, a BBQ, a Sunday dinner, a picnic, an epic dinner party, or even an average Tuesday night dinner is what life is really about. For me, being able to create the food that all of this life happens around is one of the most enjoyable parts of being in the kitchen.
A recipe is only as good as the ingredients I put in it. When I buy local, the food just tastes better. It tastes even better when I grow my own. In my garden, you will find organic, GMO fruit, vegetables and herbs. I like my beef grass-fed, anti-biotic free, and organic. My eggs are local and free range—and my chicken and pork is pastured.
I try to find the best ingredients for my recipe, for animals, and for the earth. Now, life isn’t perfect and sometimes the best ingredients aren’t always available. For example, I’d love to have fresh seafood but that isn’t happening here in the Midwest! Although, I do gravitate toward wild-caught seafood. And, I love tomatoes year-round. I really try to limit them when they aren’t in season because they aren’t as tasty but it’s hard!
I’ve also recently been diagnosed with a gluten intolerance so you’ll see gluten-free recipes here too. Since I don’t have an allergy and can tolerate small amounts from time to time, I’m not 100% gluten free so here at Sugar and Wine you’ll find a mixture.
As a home cook, I make recipes that are full of heart and a little bit of fun! I sometimes tackle dishes that seem difficult and make them easy to replicate. Everyone can be the hostess with the mostess with a little patience and a willingness to learn.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, suggestions and any kind of feedback. I love to hear from my readers!
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