Hi, I'm Ally
The recipe developer, writer, food stylist, and photographer here in the Crave kitchen.
Crave The Good is a great place for adventurous home cooks like you to find delicious, interesting recipes to help mix up the menu and keep things fresh in the kitchen!
Whether you're into long slow smokes on the Traeger, like my low and slow smoked pork butt, fostering living colonies of beneficial probiotics in your very own fermented hot sauce, or you've got a bit of a sweet tooth for fudgy, decadent sourdough brownies, there's something here for you.
I left my parents' nest at 18 to go to post-secondary and I didn't know how to cook, and if you had told me back then that one day I'd be making a living cooking I would have told you that your time traveler was broken! HA!
I met my husband, and I still did not know how to cook. Thankfully, Kevin is an excellent cook, or else we'd have starved! He actually taught me to cook, and the most amazing thing happened.
I loved it.
I became so passionate about food, about cooking, and about trying new things.
It's been nearly two decades in the making, but I have taught myself skills I would have never imagined having, how to turn simple ingredients into delicious dishes, and how to use those things as a vehicle for connecting with and inspiring others.
Why Crave The Good?
I started sharing recipes out of the Crave Kitchen as a creative outlet almost 10 years ago when I was a stay-at-home mom of two littles. It slowly evolved from a food diary into its current form over the years and I evolved along with it. My photography improved, my recipe writing improved, and my free time also improved!
The thing that drives me every single day is being creative, trying new recipes and flavors, experiencing new things, and learning new skills.
Crave The Good started as a food diary to share what I was eating and what I was craving. And I was craving good food!
It stuck and here we are, 10 years later still craving the good!
This is like asking which of my kids is my favorite! Ha ha!
Seriously, though, it's really hard to pick. A few of my most used recipes are Small Loaf Sourdough, Best Bread Machine Bread Recipe, Kevy's Smoked Burgers, and Sourdough Brownies.
We've actually been working very hard to turn our acreage into a homestead. I've got a flock of chickens, a large garden, a couple of food forests, and we're soon-to-have pigs!
If you want to follow along with that journey and own your food cycle from growing, to harvesting, to preserving, to cooking, you can check out my other blog at Boreal Bloom Homestead.