We’re blessed — and you’re blessed, too! — with a team of teachers, writers, and support staff bringing you inspiring and practical information on traditional cooking. From easy, simple, and delicious recipes to practical and helpful health articles, plus reflections on life, natural care, balancing family and good healthy food, baby steps to healthy cooking, menu planning help, and. so. much. more.
Get to know all of us below, and feel free to follow links to our posts and articles, off-site blogs, and social media.
Wardee Harmon, Owner & Lead Teacher
Wardeh (‘Wardee') lives in Indiana with her dear family. She's the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods and other traditional cooking eBooks, and she teaches online classes in the fundamentals of traditional cooking, sourdough, cultured dairy, cheesemaking, fermentation, kids cooking, dehydrating, allergy-free cooking, cooking outside, pressure cooking, and more. Connect with Wardee and Traditional Cooking School friends on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and Google+.
Millie Copper, Administrative Assistant & Customer Success Manager
Millie is passionate (her husband Joe calls it obsessed) about feeding her family a diet filled with whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods. They live on the Wyoming prairie raising chickens and ducks for meat and eggs plus goats for milk and (maybe someday) meat. In addition to managing a busy life, Millie works full-time from home on various ventures, one of which is managing Traditional Cooking School customer service with a friendly disposition. She assists Wardee with podcast scheduling and social media, plus a lot more! Millie blogs at Homespun Oasis and you can also find her on Facebook here.
Lindsey Dietz, Content Director & Editor
Native Texans, Lindsey and her family now live in the northern Minnesota wilderness on their dream property, where they are attempting to raise chickens and a few of their own veggies. In her free time, she enjoys food photography, flipping through cookbooks, and tackling home improvement projects. She also serves on the board of her local food co-op. Lindsey has dedicated much of her time over the past several years to unlearning conventional practices and implementing Traditional foods and natural remedies in her home. This has radically changed her and her family's health. Lindsey now loves to share her knowledge and recipes through her blog Today in Dietzville and her eBooks: Nourishing No-Bake Treats and Sweet Without Sugar.
Haniya Cherry, Teacher & Content Editor
Haniya, Wardee's oldest daughter, is a Traditional Cooking School child through and through. She enjoys reading World War II history and long classic novels, adventuring at the Oregon coast, learning about the chemistry of food and biology of our bodies, and surprising her husband with new recipes for dinner. Sourdough, kefir, sauerkraut, and apple chutney are her favorite ferments! She and her husband gave birth at home to a baby boy in March 2017. Since then, she can't get enough of anything related to pregnancy and childbirth!
Sonya Hemmings, Publications Editor
Sonya is a wife, homeschooling mom, freelance writer/editor and tutor in Tempe, Arizona. She loves reading, traditional cooking, photography and digital scrapbooking, and she blogs at Hemmings Half Dozen.
Danielle Tate, Community Manager & Customer Success Team
Danielle's passion is teaching people how to live thriving lives. After 13 years in the corporate world, she became a work-at-home mother and began her journey into traditional cooking and writing. Her favorite traditional foods include yogurt and anything made with sourdough. She is the author of Restoring the Lost Petal and the founder of Thrive Ministries where she writes about biblical sexuality, budgeting, and healthy families. Danielle, along with her husband Brad and son Wyatt, are full-time RVers currently living near Gettysburg, PA.
Meg Bateman, Photo Editor
Meg lives in the Central Valley of California with her husband and crazy pets. She was originally a Deaf Education major, but because of health problems she ended up continuing her college jobs as a real estate assistant and graphic & web designer. She’s now diagnosed as celiac, and thanks to discovering the real food movement — health is no longer an obstacle! She can be found at Meg Bateman, Social Media Strategist.
Shannon Miles, Podcast Editor
Shannon is a wife, mom, homeschool teacher, holistic health counselor, and musician/worship leader. Her passion — holistic health — is reflected in her belief that what is on your plate is just as important as what is happening in your life. She and her family love their two dogs, and live in Texas. She blogs at Simply Smiles.
Paula Miller, Writer
Paula is a homeschooling mom of six. Several family health issues involving candida, food allergies, and Lyme Disease have created a passion to understand how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in them. She is a Certified Health Specialist and Level 3 Metabolic Effect Nutritional Consultant who coaches women with food cravings, candida, and weight gain to heal their gut and drop the weight at Whole Intentions. You can touch base with her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube.
Andrea Sabean, Writer
Andrea is an artisan and teacher trying to live a handmade and homemade lifestyle with her husband in eastern Canada. She is passionate about growing her own food, cooking healthy meals, using herbs for healing, nurturing creativity, and finding joy and blessings in the everyday moments of life. She writes about all of this, plus her adventures in sewing and crafting and bringing children’s drawings to life at Artisan in the Woods.
Megan Stevens, Writer & Teacher
Megan lives in a tiny house in Oregon with her husband and three children. She owned a gut-healing, Traditional cafe for 7 years, which she and her husband just sold to begin their next adventure of adopting a fourth child. She loves helping others on their healing journeys, as well as innovating grain-free, sugar-free recipes. Megan also works as a Health Consultant, helping clients to implement and succeed on healing diets. Megan's first cookbook, EAT BEAUTIFUL: Grain-free, Sugar-Free & Loving It is a #1 New Release on Amazon. Join Megan at her blog Eat Beautiful and on her Facebook page, where she cultivates a community of healing by providing recipes, nutritional insights, and the latest in remedial articles.
Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, Writer
Emily is a water kefir- and chocolate-loving, holistic-minded wife and homebirth mom of two little loves who daydreams about being a homesteader by the sea. She’s the author of the cookbook The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot and the founder of Recipes to Nourish, a gluten free blog focusing on real food and natural living. She’s a real foodie, passionate about nourishing home cooking, lover of seasonal food, and an advocate of “green” living, essential oils and a mindful lifestyle. Her passion is to make healthy, natural living as uncomplicated and enjoyable as possible. Find Emily’s latest recipes and natural living tips at Recipes to Nourish. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
Dawn Yoder, Writer
Dawn is a wife, homeschooling mom, and grandma who blogs at Oh Sweet Mercy. She loves learning, teaching, cooking, photography, crocheting, reading, and riding the Harley with her wonderful, hard-working hubby. She also has a small flock of chickens and constantly fights with a pack of shiny, sparkly squirrels.
We've had wonderful contributing writers in the past. Here's where you can access their archives.
- Katie Baldridge
- Jane Baldwin
- Lee Burdett
- Katy Carter
- Jenny Cazzola
- Laura Cherry
- Cara Comini
- Jenny Cutler
- Jami Ellis
- Jenna Ettlich
- Kresha Faber
- Chaya Foedus
- Christy Greer
- Nikki Hughes
- Mindy Hurd
- Stacy Karen
- Tara Kelly
- Roxanne King
- Patty Lacoss-Arnold
- Kathie Lapcevic
- Amy Love
- Sara Michalski
- Roz Mignogna
- Melissa Norris
- Amy Ouellette
- Lindsey Proctor
- Nichole Sawatzy
- Katie Mae Stanley
- Tammy Trayer
- Erin Vander Lugt
- Tracey Vierra
- Valeria Weaver