contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

6916 Union Grove Church Rd
Hillsborough, NC, 27278
United States




Over the years, April’s writing and recipes have been included in many publications. Her work touches on seasonal eating, food preservation, traditional and regional foodways, women’s work, and history. 

While proficient in a wide variety of cooking styles, April specializes in creative development of original, ingredient-driven canning, preserving, and baked good recipes, as well as adaptation and interpretation of traditional and vintage recipes for the modern kitchen.


Southern Living

Southern Foodways Alliance

Four-part series on preserving for the SFA blog (Summer 2015)

Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook (2010)
April was one of the writers on this project and contributed three chapters. 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes: A Savor the South Cookbook (UNC Press, 2014)

EatingWell Magazine

Rhubarb (Mar/Apr 2015)

Tomato Recipes (2014)
Green Tomato Recipes (2014)

Grist Magazine

April was a regular columnist between 2008 and 2010


"Field Peas, a Southern Good Luck Charm" (Dec 2015)
April contributed her peas-and-cornbread recipe


"Surry County Sweet Potato Sonker with Milk Dip" and "Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Brown Butter" recipes