Janine Eckhart is a mother, independent document designer, and former professional baker. She has been blogging at food. according to me. with varying regularity since 2005.
She has most of a Master’s degree in Writing and Book Publishing from Portland State University, where she co-founded Ooligan Press’ Sustainable Publishing Initiative and co-authored the book, RETHINKING PAPER AND INK: the Sustainable Publishing Revolution. She was the founding Design Manager for Stealing Time, a literary magazine for parents.
She’s all about good eats, family biking, the serial comma, and homemade jam. Janine lives in, and is in love with Portland, Oregon, where she shares her home with with a small flock of hens, her husband, and their two daughters, Finch and Ripley.
Janine pins all manner of food, crafts, design, kids’ stuff, and outdoor living @ JanineEckhart
and over-shares photos of her adorable children, interesting foods, plucky hens, and Portland, on Instagram @ jleckhart.
An Exerpt from Food, according to me:
According to me food isn’t worth much if it doesn’t feel good, if it can’t keep you alive and healthy, if you can’t share it with friends. Food, you see, will soak up all the meaning and the heft you want to give it. And if you don’t want it to mean anything, then just eat it already — Bon appétit.