Meet Lynda

Hi, I'm Lynda Hardy! I handle most of the website management for Reviews, Chews & How-Tos. If you see a mistake here, it's probably mine.

I live in Maryland just outside of Washington, DC with my husband Michael, and our beagle, Sadie.

I'm in my 50s, but we are newlyweds and and very much enjoy keeping busy together, trying new foods, socializing, and learning new things - at any one time, our home is full of multiple projects we are working on together or side by side.

My children are all grown and raising their own families while scattered around the country - I don't get to see my grandchildren very often, but I'm always interested in creative ways to keep in touch!

Michael and I try hard to eat a healthy diet that is grain-free and focused on local meats and produce.

I have a passion for small or sustainable businesses, whether it be local farmers or handicrafters or independent consultants, and it makes me feel great to champion for their success by shopping with them and spreading the word.

My hobbies range from reading and doing needlecraft, to working with herbs as well as some very beginner level container gardening.

This year, I plan to focus on learning the art of soapmaking.

I very much enjoy cooking new things and find myself often searching for just the right potluck offering.

Finally, I'd like to share that I have advanced rheumatoid arthritis, which frequently challenges my ability to do simple tasks in the usual way - I've learned to be inventive where I need to be, and to allow myself to curl up under a blanket and do something quiet when I need to rest. I enjoy reading, and love to watch old movies and musicals.

I look forward to sharing my interests and experiments with you, and love to hear from others!


  1. Would like to know more about 120 day challenge.

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