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 the Boise area of Idaho 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+.
Haniya Cherry, Teacher & Content Director
Haniya, Wardee's oldest daughter, is a Traditional Cooking School child through and through. She enjoys reading historical science and adventure memoirs and long classic novels; adventuring outside; learning about the chemistry of food; and trying new recipes. 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, childbirth and breastfeeding (and she tweets about these topics here)!
Danielle Tate, Customer Success Team Leader
Danielle, along with her husband Brad and their son Wyatt, are a full-time RVing family with a love of the outdoors. In her free time, she enjoys cooking nourishing traditional prepared foods, especially outside. Danielle is an author, blogger, speaker, and budget coach with a passion for helping churches and individuals to have honest, Bible-based conversations about money, sexual discipleship, and sexual health. Danielle and her family currently live in the Gettysburg, PA area. Find her online at The Sex & Money Mrs., The Traveling Tates, and on social media @TheDanielleTate.
Vicki Henry, Customer Success Team
Vicki lives in SE New Mexico with her husband Steve. Although she is a CPA and an eCommerce entrepreneur, her passion is cooking, baking, and preserving. She loves trying new recipes out on her family and friends. Since joining Traditional Cooking School, Vicki’s kitchen counters always have jars of things fermenting, souring, or sprouting. Her husband has stopped asking what’s in all the jars! Vicki has 2 grown sons, Christopher and Kevin, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Mandi.
Peggy Niermeyer, Customer Success Team
Peggy is an Eskimo from Alaska who lives in Michigan with her husband Todd and their two children Dylan and Ashley which they homeschool. She enjoys cooking, fermenting, canning, growing garlic and teaching others how and why to cook traditionally. She loves cycling and being outdoors. She has helped form a figure skating club at Notre Dame called Michiana Ice Figure Skating Club. She is studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor and hopes to use her God-given talents to help others in the future.
Sonya Hemmings, Customer Success Team & 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.
Sylvia Britton, Customer Success Team & Devotional Writer
Bio coming soon!
Kelsey Steffen, Social Media Manager
Kelsey is a wife, a mother, and forever a learner. She and her husband desire to have a life “Full of Days”. This means finding “fullness” in the everyday grind, which encompasses every area of life: motherhood, homeschooling, time-management, cooking, cleaning, and money-saving strategies. She desires to get back to the basics, setting aside short cuts and getting in-tune with the ebbs and flows of the seasons of life. She spends her days homeschooling her three older kiddos (while wrangling her youngest), cooking food the traditional way, and blogging about it all along the way. She blogs at Full of Days.
Kris Katzmann, Graphics Design
Kris claims that she is addicted to creating social media graphics. She’s always been creative and passionate about beautiful things, so she began her online social media design business. When she's not creating, she's a busy wife of over 20 years and mom of four teenagers — one through adoption. She is a follower of Christ, a homeschool teacher, and always up for adventures and making lasting memories with her family. When she's not chauffeuring the kids around, she's often at the river fly fishing. Find her online at Kristina Katzmann.
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.
Stacy Karen, Writer
Stacy is a Holistic Health Practitioner on a mission to simplify health and wellness. She used real food to overcome autoimmune disease and believes food has the power to energize, heal, and soothe. Born and raised in Australia, Stacy now calls Missouri home (where she lives with her husband and three children). Interested in all areas of natural living, Stacy loves creating home remedies and natural body care products. She is the founder of the Natural Body Care Club, a fun community focused on learning how to make natural products. Find her blogging at No Fuss Natural and sharing quick and easy DIYs on Instagram.
Jamie Larrison, Writer
Jamie is an herbalist, a lover of essential oils, and takes way too many herbal courses. She blogs about natural health and wellness at The Herbal Spoon. You'll usually find her barefoot, reading medical journals, and sipping herbal tea. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for DIY skincare, wellness tips, and real food recipes.
Melissa Posey, Writer
Melissa is a Christ-seeking, garden-loving wife and mama to 4 young boys. Growing up on a small organic dairy farm, Melissa developed a love for cooking and wholesome ingredients from an early age. She and her husband enjoy homesteading as well as homeschooling their boys. When she isn’t in the kitchen, you can find her reading to her boys or happily pulling weeds in their large garden. You can follow Melissa along in her journey of motherhood, clean beauty, and nourishing recipe ideas on Instagram and Pinterest as @raisingknights_growingkale.
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
- Annie Bernauer
- Lee Burdett
- Katy Carter
- Jenny Cazzola
- Laura Cherry
- Cara Comini
- Millie Copper
- Jenny Cutler
- Lindsey Dietz
- Jami Ellis
- Jenna Ettlich
- Kresha Faber
- Chaya Foedus
- Christy Greer
- Mary Harp
- Nikki Hughes
- Mindy Hurd
- Anya Jang
- Tara Kelly
- Roxanne King
- Patty Lacoss-Arnold
- Kathie Lapcevic
- Amy Love
- Sara Michalski
- Roz Mignogna
- Paula Miller
- Daniela Modesto
- Melissa Norris
- Amy Ouellette
- Lindsey Proctor
- Andrea Sabean
- Nichole Sawatzy
- Katie Mae Stanley
- Megan Stevens
- Tammy Trayer
- Erin Vander Lugt
- Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri
- Tracey Vierra
- Valeria Weaver