My name is Terra, and I’m a heart-centered food blogger. I write about health, nutrition, human connection, and travel. For more than 25 years, I worked in Public Relations and Marketing for the music, film, and arts industries. The thing that has always featured heavily in my writing was the food. So, in 2016, I gave most of my PR clients away, and began writing full-time about food, travel, and human connection.
Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
One of my passions is nutrition education, and I have a background in biology, genetics, and human nutrition for medical professionals. I am not a nutritionist, just a writer with a strong bend toward science and what can be proven. I have extracted and created DNA in a lab setting, rewritten recipes so they can fit into people’s diets, and coached people to help themselves with my nutrition posts, or through seeing an expert.
The other big focus on this site is human connection through food and travel. I believe in creating sustainable communities as a way to boost local and national economies. I have seen food be the leveler between the rich and poor, educated and not. I am intrigued by humans and the ways in which we interact – both with each other and the world around them.
A Spork in the Road is where I share my recipes, travel adventures, kitchen tips and tricks, and other helpful advice. I try to stay away from touchy topics, and run headlong into all the reasons it’s important to say, “You’re Welcome” while I’m making Ceviche. This space is about creating sustainable relationships and lives in our own communities, as well as traveling to participate in and connect with others around the globe.
I am on Facebook, sharing the things that I am in love with.
Twitter is where I’m witty in 140 characters or less (usually much less).
I hang out on Google+, because that’s the first community that took the time with my blog, and they’re great!
YouTube is my video archive. Sometimes I spend a REALLY long time on camera being ridiculous.
My Instagram is filled with random signs of life, from beagles to nephews, and all the food, yoga, and places I find myself in between.
I’ve also been known to pin the heck out of some pins on Pinterest.
Sometimes I go crazy on Snapchat.
And sometimes, I curse.
What You’ll Find Here
- Wacky Words
- Pretty Pictures
- Delicious Recipes
- Entertaining Advice (and advice on entertaining)
- Travel Tips & Tales
- Human Connection
- Destruction (and perhaps creation) of the English Language
I’m also on a search for a cider that doesn’t make me feel like I slept with a tablespoon of sugar in my mouth.