Meet our member of the month, Inger Wilkerson,
the blogger behind, The Art of Natural Living.
What was your original motivation for your blog? What keeps you motivated?
I used to be an IT director and people were always amazed that I managed to feed my family home-cooked organic. I always thought a blog would be a nice way to share some of what I’d learned. I stay motivated because I really like to cook and still get excited when I find a great new recipe!
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What has been your biggest cooking disaster?
There was a Cream of Spinach soup recipe that I’ve made since my teens and enjoyed sharing with my kids. They liked it just fine until one day the spinach was a bit stringy. I thought I’d be clever and fix it by pureeing it in the blender but once I poured it out, I knew this was a bad idea. My kids called it “Cream of Pond Scum Soup” and they were right–it did look just like pond scum!
What is one dish at Thanksgiving that is a must-have for you?
I always bring a variety of pies and my favorite is Betty Crocker’s French apple pie. I make it just like the original but I don’t peel my apples. It’s also my most visited post!
What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
On Thanksgiving, I like to go around the room and have everyone mention one thing they are grateful for. That’s the spirit of the day after all!