Hi. I’m Miss Liz and I teach cooking classes to kids and families as the creator of Food Jules.
I am a mother of four sweet, beautiful children and the wife to my husband of 17 years.
This blog is dedicated to our sweet, baby Julian who was born on November 8, 2010 and left us nine weeks later. Julian suffered from SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), a genetic illness. It was a true blessing to hold him close to my heart for nine months and hold him in my arms for nine weeks, giving him love, hugs and kisses throughout his short time here with us. We love him and miss him every day and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about his soft skin and those big, beautiful eyes looking up at me!
I love everything about food! I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, creating new recipes, entertaining and most of all, talking about food. My dedication to food, health and wellness has been my life’s passion. Cooking is therapeutic to me and has been passed down from my family. My father and uncles were all chefs and always in the kitchen preparing homemade, delicious, meals!
In our house, we are open minded to a variety of foods, including ethnic cuisine, which is my favorite! We enjoy creating new recipes with in-season produce and new spices. Trying new food is instrumental in teaching our children the importance of eating well.
The kids and I enjoy working in our own home garden over the summer, planting tomatoes, cucumbers, swiss chard, peppers and much more. It’s a wonderful experience showing our children how to plant, pick and cook our own food. Every year, we add more vegetables and fruits to our garden. We also enjoy going to our local farmers market during the summer to buy local, seasonal produce that are not available in our garden. Local and seasonal produce really tastes so much better. Plus, going to the farmers market is a great experience for the kids and a lot of fun, plus the kids enjoy all the free samples!
This blog is my opportunity to express my love and passion for food and life to all of you. Since starting this blog in the Summer of 2011, Food Jules has been blessed with so many opportunities from selling our homemade goodies at our local farmers market, to teaching cooking classes and hosting workshops at local, charitable events. Most of all, it has given me the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful adults and children and sharing Julian’s story. He has touched so many lives in so many different ways and for that I am thankful.
Hosting cooking classes is a lot of fun, teaching students the benefits and enjoyment of eating healthy foods. Inspiring children and their families to eat nutritious, delicious homemade meals is something that I can do and hopefully it will create lifelong health, wellness and happiness. I hope this blog will inspire many of you to enjoy life and food and live each day as a gift!
Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. Welcome to FoodJules.