Meet the Contributors!

Jenna Banning is interning with edible South Shore for the spring and summer of 2013, before she heads up to the University of Vermont to earn her master’s degree. When not working at Bayside Runner or managing the edible South Shore blog, you can find Jenna chronicling her travels in sustainable food systems across the United States at EATY0URVEGGIES.

Bethany Bergin is a mother and a writer who loves to cook for friends and family.  She and her husband cultivate an organic garden and are always in search of new ways to incorporate sustainable living practices into their lives, and to teach these principles to their children.  She enjoys nature and being outdoors.

Susan Berry is a Horticulturist/ Farmer and Homesteader.  She and her husband Don live on a ¼ acre aptly named Itzy Bitzy Farm with their two dogs and twelve hens. Susan raises organically grown heirloom asparagus crowns till established at three years old and raspberry plants to sell to home gardeners.  You can follow Itzy Bitzy Farm’s blog by signing up at

Kristen Boucher is a registered nurse, healthy living junkie, health & wellness coach, full-time working wife/mama, and Founder of MIX | Wellness Solutions For A Balanced Life, where she inspires busy women to eliminate the overwhelm to lose weight, double their energy, and cook delicious, healthy, & family-friendly meals without crazy diets, countless hours at the gym, or emptying their bank account. She is also the fiber and real food enthusiast behind For The Love Of Fiber, a fun-loving and spunky food blog dedicated to all things fiber — recipes, fun facts, and products that make our hearts (and colons) sing with glee.

Sage Brousseau is a photographer, gardening dabbler, and lover of local art and local food. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she’s called the South Shore home for over 10 years. Sage shows her photography in the Boston area with recent exhibits at Panopticon Gallery, Atlantic Wharf Gallery, and the Dillon Gallery at the South Shore Arts Center in Cohasett.

Erin Cabana works full time at a biopharmaceutical company in town. When not ordering chemicals for her team, she spends her time knitting, practicing yoga, gardening and researching both ancient and medieval foods. She can be found wandering the Plymouth Farmer’s Market looking for ingredients to use in her translations of recipes from Ancient to Modern or poking around Plimoth Plantation asking about their heirloom varieties of vegetables and animals.

Denise Cooke Bio PicDenise Cooke has been cooking professionally for over 20 years.  She started as a caterer, has had every job in a restaurant and even worked as a private chef in Hollywood.  She now lives on the South Shore cooking for her family and friends.  She currently owns and operates a small cookie company, The Wicked Whisk.

Teresa Cruz Foley is a warrior mom in Bridgewater MA, who is always trying to put food in people’s mouths. She has two blogs going: personal and business

Sara Hellmold grew up in a home (usually) centered on fresh, nutritious food.  The daughter of a cooking teacher, kitchen lessons were supplemented by a backyard garden, seasonal trips to nearby farms and summer vacations on a working Vermont dairy farm.  She lives in Plymouth, where she and her husband are avid cooks and foodies and exceptionally novice gardeners.

Lisa Henning is Chef/Owner of Queen of Cuisine Personal Chef Service. She spends most of her time cooking, feeding her friends and clients and then blogging about it. The Queen of Cuisine has been cooking for busy families and individuals since 2003, feeding them the tastiest, freshest food she can. Many clients follow special diets, and Chef Lisa is always willing to create great meals following their guidelines. Keeping green and having a small impact on the environment is important to Chef Lisa. She uses recyclable bags, local produce and encourages clients to reuse their food containers when appropriate. Lisa blogs at Website:

Janet Kalandranis picJanet Kalandranis is lover of all things local, especially food. She is a marketing guru by day and documents her free time about her love of food, family and the South Shore at

Devon Kohler
graduated with a psychology degree from Harvard University and is now a mom of three, residing in Duxbury, MA. Being a novice gardener herself, she is passionate about local food and incorporating it into healthy sustainable cooking and eating for her family and the community at large.

Sasha Laferte is a Writing Literature and Publishing major at Emerson College. Her passion for food started young, playing dress-up with bologna and olives at dinner and has since matured (at least a little) to frequenting local farmers markets and scouting the web for outrageous recipes. Sasha fears burnt waffles and giant foot shaped puddles, but loves breakfast and dancing in the rain. If her writing career falls through, she thinks becoming a trucker would be the next best thing.

Lianna Lee Bio PicLianna Lee is a 20-something graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies. Currently she is serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Wildlands Trust as their Outreach Coordinator. Lee’s 2013 food goals include making gelato, successfully growing tomatoes, and eating a sublime bowl of chowdah.

Meri Lippard, returning intern for edible South Shore, is a senior English major at Stonehill College. While aspiring for a career in food journalism, she enjoys cooking, eating and being a locavore. She resides in Duxbury, MA with her family and Great Dane, Rosie.

With the exception of a brief San Francisco stint, Amy MacNeill is a life-long South Shore resident living in Pembroke and a regular reader of edible South Shore.  While she stumbled into flower gardening a few years ago, Amy has decided to make the leap to growing vegetables and fruits.  Her 3 year old nephew Alex, who lives in Kingston, will be her partner in this adventure.  Amy’s goal is to teach him about where food comes from and instill a love of veggies in him – he’s already a fruit fanatic!

The food editor of edible South Shore, Paula Marcoux is a food historian and wood-fired oven-builder with a professional background in archaeology and cooking. She lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and at

As a social media specialist, Lynnette Nolan tweets for a living. And as an edible South Shore contributor, she blogs for an excuse to eat her way around Southeastern Massachusetts. Lynnette is a UMass Dartmouth alumna and is currently pursuing a Masters in IMC at Emerson College. When she’s not eating, tweeting or blogging, she can be found running along Wessegussett Beach.

Food, in all of its glorious forms, is one of Julia Powers’ passions. She believes in the transformative effect good food choices can have on health and revels in its ability to draw family and friends together around the table. In addition to writing, Julia is pursuing a Masters in Nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. She lives in Hingham with her husband and three children.

Sarah Puleo is a Texan transplant who blends her Southern home cooking with the flavors of Massachusetts and the Irish-Italian family she married into.  When she’s not cooking or doing dishes, she’s playing trucks with her son or driving around the South Shore with her husband looking for her next great meal.  Read about her adventures at

Amy Ricketts spends her daylight hours as a marketing professional, with experience in the financial, tech and consulting sectors.  She loves to write, and obsesses about all aspects of food (including purchasing, cooking and eating!). She resides in Hingham with her husband and very hungry toddler and can be reached at

Lori Rohleder lives on the South Shore with her family, which includes their much-loved Jack Russell Terrier. She believes everything has a story and she enjoys digging up the fascinating details on the history behind just about everything… from the folks we meet, to the foods we eat to the furniture we use every day.

Katherine Rossmoore is an integrative health and wellness guide, using her love of clean whole foods and cooking to help people demystify the healthy kitchen.   She is also a writer, mother and certified yoga teacher.  Find her at

Michelle Shain is a writer, artist, baker and graphic and web designer.  She and her husband are the owners of Ob La Da, a locavore bakery in Marshfield, MA.

Heather Smith is a gardening fanatic. She spends her time trying to convince anyone who will listen, that growing, preserving and making your own food is the future of the world. With a growing family, chickens, a dog and large garden, she doesn’t get out much. As a result, she does most of her talking to people on the internet at  You can also find her on Facebook at Heather’s Homemaking

Erika Stern is a wife and mother, an artist, a kitchen designer and a new food blogger with no professional experience whatsoever with either food or blogging.  But her mother is French and her father is a poet, so everything should work out just fine!  She lives in Duxbury with 3 dogs and 23 chickens.