About Avery

About Avery

Wild Eats

I express my creativity in the kitchen. My inspiration comes from being outside--in the forest, on the farm, by the ocean, or going to the farmers’ market. My blog, Wild Eats, is where I share my adventures and recipes.

 

A little on me

I love to share stories and food, and when the two meet I get really excited.

I work as a freelance editor and writer editing for various publishers and small businesses and as a writer working with non-profits, my local newspaper, and on my own writing projects.

 

In my kitchen

I am an avid home cook with an increasing insatiability for cookbooks and all reading about food. This all channels into my kitchen where I love to learn and try new things. My experience as a home cook and my work as a freelance editor both began with the same cookbook: Simply in Season. The first recipes I created beyond the family favourites came from that cookbook and then, over a decade later, I worked on this cookbook as a project management editor for the revised and updated edition.

 

On the farm and in the garden

I grew up in the fruit belt of Niagara in Ontario and now as an adult I’ve been transplanted to another fruit belt--the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by good local food for most of my life, and to have the opportunity to know my farmers--some of them are my relatives and some of them are my friends. I am excited to be starting my own garden now that we have our own house and yard. I’ve started with some planters on my side deck and I’ve got my plant list ready for my garden beds this coming spring!

 

On the road

I also draw my inspiration from our travels--from the food and from the landscape. Being away from home helps me to see it in a new way when we return. Sometimes I am sad to have missed the end of peach season, or the first of my strawberries at home, but I am always inspired by local produce in the countries we visit, especially in climates that are different from our own.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I look forward to sharing my adventures and the experience of creating good food with you. I hope what inspires me can inspire you to get into the kitchen too and share in the adventure.

 

Is it your first time visiting? Here are a few of my stories and recipes.

Living Wild

My Food Story Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Borscht: Shared Family Histories

Knowing a recipe by heart: Oma's Zweiback

Fudge from Paraguay: Baking with Oma

 

Recommendations

“Avery Peters is exactly the kind of editor I was looking for when I needed a copyeditor for one manuscript and a proofreader for another. She handled both tasks efficiently, competently, and with care and attentiveness—and met the rather tight deadlines with aplomb. I’ll definitely hire her again and have already recommended her to others looking for a great editor.”
⎯Valerie Weaver-Zercher, Managing Editor, Herald Press Trade Books
“Avery is an excellent writer, editor and communicator and a great people person. She is thoughtful and creative in her work, and is very self-motivated and reliable.”
— Becky Thomas, Community Engagement Specialist at Not far from the Tree
“In addition to blog-writing, Avery’s editing skills, combined with her passionate vision, were put to use in helping us restructure our blog and website.”
— Laura Reinsborough, Director at Not far from the Tree
"Avery and I worked closely together to develop a home study guide and ebook for my Attract your Ideal Weight program. It was a pleasure to work with her as she understood what I wanted but also gave her own input and ideas to make the project successful. She was sensitive to deadlines and was flexible to adapt to the publishing schedule. Her work was professional and I would hire her again for other projects."
—Zaheen Nanji
"Thank you Avery for successfully developing the written material for my company. Your guidance helped to complete Artcanvas Tabletops’ website content along with a professional business presentation folder which expresses the exact essence of my business to my clientele. I greatly appreciated the quick completion of this project along with your comfortable business approach."
— N Lynn Mathews, Artcanvas Tabletops Inc.