Welcome to Peaches and Cake!
I’m Meg and this is where I share my recipes (all of which are paleo-friendly as of fall 2012) and entertaining tips. I think the art of the sit-down dinner party is dying and I am on a quest to bring it back by making recipes crowd-pleasing, easy-to-follow, economical, as well as nourishing and wholesome.
Like the poem, my blog features inspiration from my early years, including some of my family’s classic, crowd-pleasing recipes. It can be hard these days to “trust” every recipe that you find floating around the internet. That being said, I promise to only post recipes that are proven crowd-pleasers, and I strive very hard to make the instructions crystal clear to you. If something is unclear, please do not hesitate to ask for clarification.
I reside in a suburb of Chicago with my (non-paleo) husband who is in his third year of medical school. When I’m not dreaming up recipes for the blog or hosting dinner parties, I’m working full-time for my family’s dermatology practice, working on my snatches and cleans at my Crossfit box, and training our two adorable golden retrievers June and Nell. You can see pictures of June and Nell on my Instagram page. My husband and I met at the Wisconsin lake mentioned in the poem above, and we both graduated from Cornell in upstate New York. You can find pictures and a film from our July 2011 wedding here.
I think that inviting people into your home is the most intimate act of kindness, and my all-time favorite thing to do is to have great conversation with family and friends over a bottle of wine and a home-cooked, candlelit dinner. You can find my tips on how to be a good host here. I’m young and still learning, so there are naturally many bumps along the road in my quest to become a domestic goddess in a paleo-utopia. But hopefully you’ll enjoy the journey with me!
Please feel free to contact me – I love hearing your comments, questions, and funny stories!
I am also available for consultation via phone for meal planning and entertaining/dinner party advice, as well as one-on-one consultation and on-site support in the Chicagoland area. E-mails can be sent to email@example.com.