UPDATE: In May 2015, Erin launched her Toronto-based Dirty Girl Urban Gardening Webseries. Subscribe and watch episodes on the Dirty Girl YouTube channel, and follow Erin on Twitter @DirtyGirlWeb.

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Erin Spencer as our contributing recipe blogger! She is the founder of Erin’s Food Ideas, which features her own culinary creations and family recipes. She’s a genius in the cooking department, coming up with creative ideas and delicious meals.

A thirty-something vegetarian mom, Erin loves healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables. She is an avid gardener and many of her recipes include her own backyard crops, grown right in downtown Toronto!

With a background in food preparation, food prop styling and interior decorating, her talents have carried her to television, working on such shows as CityLine, CBC’s Best Recipes Ever, and HGTV’s Unsellables and Property Virgins. Erin’s food prop styling work has also recently been published in celebrity Mairlyn Smith’s Healthy Starts Here! cookbook.

Erin will be contributing to our blog from time to time, sharing new recipes and family favourites. We’re especially excited about her ideas for seasonal Ontario produce.

Watch for Erin’s contributions here, and in the meantime, join the Erin’s Food Ideas Facebook Group.