About

I wasn't always a canner in search of fun ways to use up what I canned.  I started out posting my original recipes on my food blog Coconut & Lime in 2004 as a way to keep track of recipes I made and to share them with friends.  I am now a full time recipe blogger, professional recipe developer, food columnist, two-time cookbook author and amateur food photographer.

Since starting Coconut & Lime I have appeared in a wide range of online and print publications, webcasts, television and radio. I also started canning.

A lot.



I canned so much, I ended up completely overloaded with homemade pickles, jams, fruit butters, jelly, barbecue sauce, fruit in syrup and ketchup. I hate to waste food so I tasked myself  to finding new and interesting ways to use it all up. Which brings us to today and Can & Create. My place to share what I am making with all that I preserved.


Some facts about me:

I was on a reality show hosted by Andrew Dan-Jumbo.

I organized Baltimore's First Cupcake Camp and several Baltimore Food Blogger meet ups.

I did a live cooking segment about  bananas on Fox 45 Baltimore on behalf of Dole.

I judged the chocolate contest at the Maryland State Fair.

I don't eat: ketchup, pumpkin pie or cantaloupe.

I eat: pretty much everything else.

You can read my full portfolio here to see all of the other places my work has been published.

You can email me at coconutlimeblogATgmailDOTcom.


My original canning recipes
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You can follow me on Twitter where I mostly talk about food, movies and my dogs.
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