Hi I’m Courtney! I'm an archaeologist, baker, and the lady behind Sweet Miscellany . I've always loved baking...and eating sweets. I'm pretty sure having a sweet tooth in my family is some sort of genetic disposition as we all love to indulge in dessert. As I grew older I became more aware of what I was putting into my body. My diet began shifting towards whole foods and away from anything processed. Not long after the shift, I began to wonder how I could fit "sweets" back into my life in a healthful way. I researched ingredients and became fast friends with whole grain flours, coconut oil, and alternative sweeteners.
Originally I began with the blog with the intention of creating healthier sweets made from whole foods and "better for you" ingredients. As my brother and sister both had to give up gluten, I began to see a need for more gluten free, wheat free, and vegan baked goods and other foods in general. My baking and cooking has evolved (and is still evolving) to be able to provide a wide variety of options to those that may not be able to enjoy conventional foods. What I make is not necessarily "low calorie", but you can feel good about what your are putting in your body.
Aside from sharing recipes, I also dedicate posts to the importance of farmers markets and buying local from time to time. I feel it's important to support your local farmers and economy whenever possible.
Sweet Miscellany has grown over the past couple of years from this little blog into a growing online etsy shop and small business. I don't have a brick & mortar location yet, but you can find me here on the blog, as well as on etsy and at the Historic Longview Farmer's Market every Saturday from March to November.
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