For as long as Lindy Mechefske can remember, she has loved being in the kitchen. An accomplished author, mother, feminist, food columnist, freelance writer, food blogger and cook, Lindy describes one of her earliest memories of “being in my grandfather’s ancient Yorkshire kitchen and rolling out the pastry for jam tarts. I was three years old. There, in my grandfather’s kitchen, is where I first came to know love.”

Her books combine her enduring love of food and history, including Out of Old Ontario Kitchens, which includes over one hundred historically sourced recipes from early Canada; Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister, a travelogue that follows Macdonald’s colourful life and meals and won the Taste Canada Gold Medal for Culinary Narrative; and the cookbook A Taste of Wintergreen.

Her latest work, the story “Spotted Dick,” combines her interests in food and gender. It can be found in the anthology Body & Soul: Stories for Skeptics and Seekers, which takes readers on a spiritual journey through “the messiness of faith, practice, religion, and ceremony.”

Lindy lives in Kingston.

Appearing in: 14. Skeptics and Seekers: What is Spiritual Living?