A food writer for more than 20 years, Lydia lives and works in a real log house in northwest Rhode Island, where she writes the food blogs The Perfect Pantry® and Soup Chick®, and founded Drop In and Decorate®: Cookies for Donation. For four years, Lydia’s award-winning monthly Local Flavor column in Rhode Island Monthly magazine profiled food producers, farmers, retailers and chefs across the state. She teaches cooking classes, and has taught for RISD's Artful Living program. She is the author of a cookbook, South End Cooks: Recipes from a Boston Neighborhood, that raised more than $15,000 for local nonprofit food programs, and has been a speaker at BlogHer Food and BlogHer Boston.
Lydia's latest e-book is 23 Zucchini: Fast, fun, easy recipes from The Perfect Pantry Kitchen, available on Amazon.com.Facebook: facebook.com/theperfectpantry
Jen is a mother of two and the home cook behind the healthy food and family blog Savor the Thyme, focusing on feeding your family 'real’ foods and living a healthy lifestyle. Jennifer has been featured in Yum! Food & Fun for Kids and EatingWell magazines. She has spoken at both TechMunch Boston and Camp Blogaway and was named a Babble Top 100 Mom Food Blogger. Jennifer also works as a freelance social media consultant and recipe developer. Prior to blogging, she worked for a major pharmaceutical company in clinical research.