Welcome! I’m Julia, the woman behind the curtain here at Swirls and Spice.
If you ask me where I am from, I cannot offer a simple answer. I was born and raised by Yankee parents in Oklahoma. My husband and I fell in love and started our family when we were teaching in Asia. For the past three years I have lived in Saskatchewan with my family, where this blog was born. This summer we moved back to the Chicago area. I definitely miss the Saskatoon berries we left behind in Canada.
In order to nourish children with MSPI symptoms, I have been cooking and eating (mostly) dairy free since 2005. My Swedish Christian heritage means I especially love to bake; my grandmother and mother taught me well. I am further blessed to have
three four sous chefs in my kitchen whose repertoire includes eggs, pasta, and shortbread cookies.
Though I’ve made a few forays into recipe contests and writing projects, mostly I just enjoy eating and sharing what I create in the kitchen. I hope you like what you see and make what you like! If you get as far as tasting one of the recipes here, I would love to hear your feedback!