Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin and I teach others how to cook more at home, make homemade sourdough bread and how grow fresh homegrown produce.
I am a wife to a firefighter, mom of two kids and most of the time you can find me in the kitchen. Also known as " my happy place ".
I learned how to cook when I left my job to stay at home with my kids full time. We needed a way to save money, develop healthier habits and improve our overall quality of life. I needed to desperately turn my health and fitness around after having my second child, and in the kitchen is where it all began.
We enjoy all things outdoors from hiking and camping to fishing and crabbing. Not to mention, we live in the perfect place to experience all those things. The Pacific Northwest.
I grew up and have lived in the PNW my entire life, having Mt. Rainier as my backdrop. I now love introducing my kids to the experiences I grew up doing with my family. We are a very active family, so consuming good foods to sustain that lifestyle is a must.
My blog Dirt and Dough is dedicated to my passion for foods that are healthy, and maybe a little indulgent for my family. Made from scratch recipes, growing produce from home, homemade sourdough bread and how to navigate the kitchen are some of the things I want to pass on to others.
I am a self taught cook who has the desire share that love. I hope you leave my site encouraged to start cooking more at home or maybe even start a small garden of your own. I believe everyone has a cook inside of them and I want to help bring that out. You don't have to be a gourmet cook to make good tasting healthy meals for your family.
The name Dirt & Dough came to me on a day when I was preparing my garden for spring planting and came inside to wash the dirt out of my fingernails just to turn around and mix together a loaf of sourdough.
That dirt was washed out for scraps of dough and the name stuck. I love taking simple things like dirt in the ground or dough made of just flour and water and turning it into a beautiful garden or the most spectacular loaf of sourdough bread. Fresh homemade and homegrown food is something I live for and look forward to sharing with you.
If you need help getting started with cooking more from home, making a sourdough starter or your very first loaf, or have any questions about any of my recipes feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts or send me an email.