Welcome to Edible Tapestry!

I decided as a young adult that a culinary career was something I simply needed. This realization led me to enroll in culinary school.expeditor

PracticumLine cooking in a fast-paced commercial kitchen is just about my favorite thing to do outside of my home, but when I realized my children were growing up right before my eyes, and it felt as if my time with them was slipping away, I came back to the nest, full time.

I now work out of my home in mobile application development, as a graphic designer.  You can find my fun graphic design artwork for sale on my website, The Glocky Coggler, my vintage emporium and old time party store. Or visit the Free Printables page on Edible Tapestry for some fun freebie graphics.

A hobby as a book reviewer who creates recipes to go along with new and old publications has added an interesting twist to my life, schedule, and blogging. And it’s just so much fun! Find my book reviews and the recipes that go along with them in the Book Inspired Recipes page of the blog.

The hours of my day that aren’t filled with cooking, writing, reading, baking, soap making, and graphic design, I spend caring for the animals and plants on my small mountain hobby farm. See what’s new in the garden, or coming out of it, and maybe even what’s being taken to my local area farmers markets on my Garden page.

After long years of moving from place to place – Florida to New England to Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina to a Mennonite Dairy Farm in West Virginia – while pining for the smoky blue ridges of the Southern Appalachians that I spent just about every family vacation in when I was growing up, my husband and I were able to settle on a beautiful little farm with a view of the Appalachian Trail to raise and home-school our sons. homeschool

I am fond of watching things grow and thrive on our farm and love to include my harvested produce, herbs, and fresh eggs from our hen house of pet chickens and mixed flock of ducks in the weekly menu. Foraging for edibles within nature’s landscape is another pastime I find extremely rewarding and a survival technique I found fascinating as a child, when I first read the book My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. I always knew that I would run away to the mountains like the character in her book and am so grateful to have these old, beloved hills all around me, every day.

Edible Tapestry allows me to practice within my chosen career field while dedicating my life to my farm and family. Thanks for stopping by this journal of our day-to-day lives and helping me to do that.



Where you’ll find me:

Email: imalwrite@gmail.com

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  1. Dawn Turner February 24, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I love this recipe! It looks and sounds so fancy..but even someone with three thumbs in the kitchen could do this. I think! LOL

  2. tammara February 24, 2011 at 12:17 am

    WHOA I can finally learn how to really cook from you across the miles:)

  3. thekitchenchaotic May 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Would you believe that My Side of the Mountain was one of my FAVORITE books when I was growing up? I literally tried to move into the tree behind our house. I moved back home approximately 20 minutes later.

  4. edibletapestry May 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    That’s incredible! You are the only other person I’ve spoken to who even knows about the book. Pretty neat. I always think of Sam when I see a hollowed out tree that I think would be large enough to live in. lol

  5. Jocelyn February 18, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I LOVED My Side of the Mountain as a child! Have you read the sequels? <3

  6. edibletapestry February 18, 2013 at 1:36 am

    The boys and I are in the middle of the second. I won’t finish it without them, but we are on the last Chronicle of Narnia and have started the Harry Potter series. We just never seem to get back to Sam Gribley. 🙁


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