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 biographies and long classic novels, adventuring at the Oregon coast, and learning about the chemistry of food and biology of our bodies. Sourdough, kefir, ginger beer, 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, 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.
Peggy Niermeyer, Customer Success Team
Bio coming soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anya Jang, Writer
Anya is the founder and author behind Prepare & Nourish, a place where she shares her passion for traditional, healthy and delicious foods. She enjoys re-creating her deeply rooted Slavic recipes with nourishing ingredients all the while keeping her home and homeschooling their children. She and her husband love to share good food with good friends around their hand-crafted farmhouse table in Northern California. You can connect with Anya on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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
- Millie Copper
- Jenny Cutler
- Lindsey Dietz
- 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
- Paula Miller
- Melissa Norris
- Amy Ouellette
- Lindsey Proctor
- Andrea Sabean
- Nichole Sawatzy
- Katie Mae Stanley
- Tammy Trayer
- Erin Vander Lugt
- Tracey Vierra
- Valeria Weaver