As a child, Jeni fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie books, mostly because of all the wonderful things that were made at home from the simplest ingredients.
Most weekends, Jeni can be found in her kitchen creating the basics for future meals. Culturing cheese and yogurt, breaking down larger cuts of meat into usable portions or for future grinding, fermenting cabbage, preserving fruits and veggies or dehydrating snacks of any variety keep her busy pretty much all weekend.
When not involved in culinary pursuits, she enjoys knitting, crocheting, spinning and sewing as hobbies.
She lives in Albany with her partner of 11 years, their two bullmastiffs and one ol' cat who will outlive them all.