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About Me

I’m Anna. Nice to meet you.

Born and raised in New Jersey, in 2007 I moved just over the border to the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, where I lived until moving back to NJ in 2017 with my fiance Dave and our two cats. Dave and I met during our sophomore year of college at Rider University. We have been dating since 2017 and live in an old farmhouse built circa 1917 that was recently renovated.

In August 2020, in spite of all of the bad stuff going on related to the COVID-19 lock-downs and travel restrictions, Dave and I celebrated a very happy moment: we got engaged! Our wedding ceremony will be October 2021, followed by a reception in March 2022.

From Anna’s Kitchen

After managing a personal blog since 2002 and maintaining websites for various companies I’ve worked for over the years in my different roles in marketing, I created From Anna’s Kitchen in June 2016 as a resource for food lovers everywhere.

When it comes to food, there’s really not a lot that I can say I don’t like. Except really strong, fishy things… I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy anchovies on a pizzal, and fish sauce in Thai food is essential (without it, it’s just not the same flavor) but one whiff of it by itself when I’m making a curry and my face turns green.

I’m passionate about cooking, baking, canning and preserving, fermenting, brewing—any and all food-related thingsand enjoy sharing my recipes, tips, and experiences of the same with my friends, family, and you!

When I’m not in the kitchen

I’m an avid knitter and crocheter (are you? Friend me on Ravelry!) but I also enjoy shopping, traveling and going to concerts, festivals and other events during my off-time.

One of my personal goals that I set for myself to visit all 50 states by 2029. I’m half-way there!

Dave and me in Cape May, NJ – August 2020

I love animals and sharing pictures of our pets. Reggie, a sassy black and white tuxedo boy that we found on the farm at Thanksgiving in 2019, and a fluffy tabby cat, Squeaker, who we think is part Persian and is as noisy as her name would imply, live with Dave and me at our home. Chip (boy) and Charli (girl) are twin orange cats who joined the family in 2018. They live with my mom along with Martin Jr. and Martin Sr., two black cats that she adopted from a feral colony.

Get in touch with me

Feel free to reach out with questions, comments, or requests at any time!