She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen. Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch. As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.
A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves. By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions, she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes. Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications.
Follow Karen on Twitter @scatteredmom
About my kids:
Constantly tinkering with computer parts in his room, my teenage son's goal is to become a computer programmer/game creator. He's our live in tech support and happily taste tests all my kitchen creations, even offering lots of suggestions of his own.
ots of hard work but oh, SO much fun. Lots of people are afraid of the teenage years, but I'll admit that I have enjoyed them the most so far. Kevin is so much fun to just hang out with and I'm so proud of the person he's turning out to be.
We know you don't have a lot, but when you do, what do you like to do in your spare time?:
When I have spare time, I love to be in the kitchen playing with food and flavours. There's nothing better than the smiles on people's faces when you create something that brings them joy, and I love how the house smells when I've just baked cookies. I also love to be outside hiking in the woods with my camera, breathing in the fresh air and spending time with my family.
When are you at your yummiest?:
When I'm with my family. Even when we're just hanging out in front of the television in our pjs, nothing makes me happier.
What's currently in your purse?:
Mints, lip balm, business cards, a brush, pen,wallet, coupons, and paper with recipes scribbled on them.
What superhero power would you like to have?:
Invisibility. I don't often like being the centre of attention.
If we gave you an elephant, where would you hide it?:
I would hide it in the back yard, until it ate the neighbour's garden.
Do you have a blog or website? :