Hi, I’m Jean and welcome to Lemons + Anchovies.
When I started this blog in early 2010 I never looked into the future and imagined that L+A would be around sharing recipes and travel adventures eight years later. It’s been an exciting and rewarding journey, especially considering I started out with more enthusiasm than experience in the kitchen and zero skills in photography.
Today, July 30, 2018, as I update this blog with a fresh look I can’t help but wonder if I would ever have made fresh pasta by hand, attempted French macarons or made English muffins with my very own sourdough starter–three projects that had sat outside of my comfort zone for so long–if not for L+A daring me to try new things. My time in the kitchen has surely been richer for it.
What has not changed is my affection for humble, unfussy dishes and I’m still inspired by the foods from my travels, still excited to recreate in my kitchen my favorite dining experiences but with a healthier, L+A spin.
WHAT’S NEW FOR L+A?
With almost 20 years of travel experience, for this new chapter of L+A, I plan to share the tips I’ve learned along the way while continuing to share my favorite destinations with you.
Also, in early 2015 a lifelong love for cacti exploded into a full-blown love affair with all varieties of succulents. In the new Home + Garden section I hope to inspire you to get out in the garden and get your hands dirty!
I’m excited for more adventures over the next eight years and beyond!
(If you’d like to work with me, please see below.)
If you have a product or service that is a good fit with L+A’s core values (quality, integrity) I would be available for partnerships for the following and would love to hear from you:
- Food: Recipe development, photography/styling and sponsored posts (brands I’ve partnered with: Kraft, Le Creuset, Electrolux, etc)
- Travel: Destination and/or hotel features
- Home + Garden: Photography/styling and sponsored posts
Please drop me a note via the contact form on this site or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.