Karina Chronicles

Woman We Love: Kitty Sheehan

Name: Kitty Sheehan
Age: old enough to remember when you were supposed to say you didn’t inhale
Location: Rhinebeck, NY
Online homes: My personal blog, my twitter.
In addition to being an essayist and copywriter, I represent three brands on social media for Frontier Natural Products Co-op, an organic herb and spice company based in Norway, Iowa. I do Facebook and Twitter for their brands Simply Organic, Aura Cacia aromatherapy and Frontier, plus a blog called The Cayenne Room.
Favorite Karina dress: Josie

You’re a food writer by trade.  What recipes/ingredients are you loving at the moment?
Lately I’ve been enjoying Moroccan flavors found in tagine dishes, like cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, chili pepper and cardamom. The other night I had a chicken tagine dish made with apricots, black olives and harissa (a Tunisian hot chili sauce) over couscous. It was such a unique flavor combination, and I can’t stop thinking about it!

What are your every day, must-reads, online or off?

Every day online I read a blog called Civil Eats and one called Perennial Plate, both of them are creative looks at what’s happening in the world of organics and locally grown food.

I read a site called The Rumpus, another place for good writing on all kinds of topics.

I read Watershed Post, a website based in the Catskills. It’s where I get all my local news. Two women started it and maintain it, and there’s nothing else like it on the web.

You also write a lot about sustainability and healthy living.  What are some easy steps that people can take to be healthier?
I think the answer to that depends on each person’s needs. We’re all different. But it certainly makes sense to eat as many organic and non-processed foods as possible, minus the chemicals and additives found in processed food.

Concerning sustainability, it sounds trite sometimes, because the concept is simple: Try to put back what you take from the earth; try to leave as little behind as possible. Reuse as much as you can.

We’re in a de-cluttering mode at our house, and the lighter feeling is great. It’s actually empowering to get rid of things!

Your perfect day.  What would it look like?
A day away from the computer and cell phone, outside in the sun in a quiet, beautiful spot.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Kitty!

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