Tieghan Gerard is one ambitious young woman with a fabulous story.
I've wanted to write about her blog "Half Baked Harvest" for weeks, but once I visit her site, I can't leave. I'm captured by her stories and stellar photography.
Tieghan comes from a family of nine. Early on she started out helping to prepare meals for the large group and then took over doing all the meals. She began to document and photograph her trials and errors that bloomed into a very successful blog. Half Baked Harvest made its blogging debut in 2012. In 2014 and 2016, Tieghan's blog was named "Readers’ Choice Favorite Food Blog by Better Homes and Gardens.
Tieghan lives Colorado in a remodeled barn she designed herself. Read about her inspirations, challenges, and progress as she works through rebuilding "The Barn."
Why I love your blog!
Her recipes are so different. A very short sampling:
Tieghan has a unique eye and an extraordinary palate. I've made her Sunday Sauce to rave family reviews. (I found the papparadelle at Trader Joe's.) Canadian Poutine and Honey BBQ Chicken with Charred Corn Polenta are next on my list.
If it's true that you eat with your eyes first, I'm salivating just looking at the food on her home page. Tieghan has a special way about her. I love the way she writes and engages with her readers. I'm overwhelmed by her photos of her food. I can browse through Pinterest and immediately recognize her posts, her style is that distinct. Another brief but breathtaking sample:
Her cookbook will be released in September, 2017. You can pre-order Recipies From My Barn in the Mountains from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Indigo.
In time for holiday gift giving. I've ordered mine - can't wait!
Tieghan promises a special surprise for those who do preorder.
Looking for inspiration? New cooking ideas with out-of-the-ordinary ingredients? Fun stories and beautiful photography?
Don't be intimidated if you think her recipes are complicated. They're not. And she has plenty of step-by-step videos to help.
Treat yourself to a visit at Half Baked Harvest.
You won't be disappointed.
Thanks, Tieghan for giving me a restful place to land to think and to become inspired! I love your blog!