My name is Shannon and most days you’ll find me diving into new recipes, working on my lavender farm and cooking up nourishing meals for friends and family. Much of my inspiration comes from the natural rhythm of the seasons and the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Recipes are created and shared from my kitchen on the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington.


School taught me a lot about the “science” of food. I was curious about the way food and health worked together; I even earned a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, followed by a Masters in Health Education and Wellness Promotion. But science can’t explain our heartfelt connection with food. Food is deeply personal, especially when it comes to the homegrown and homemade.

There are a million reasons why we cook and why we choose the foods we do. These reasons are vastly different for each of us. While recipes may be homogeneous—how we choose to mix-up, create and re-create recipes are not. Explore and cherish your own style of cooking.

I believe a focus on local and seasonal ingredients offers gains in better health, as well as “homegrown” support to local farmers and growers. It fosters a connection with people and communities who share common values. What’s more, even on a small daily scale, homegrown meals you cook yourself can truly bring people together in a meaningful way.

It’s good to look around and realize that our relationship with food is always evolving. A change of diet is sometimes called for when we make changes in our lives. This change can be both powerful and healing.

It is with these thoughts in mind, that Homegrown Provisions was born. I hope you find a little homegrown inspiration here.

Thanks for stopping by!


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      April 4, 2019

      I just wanted to say that several of you recipes have been a true blessing to my family. We eat as plantbased as we possibly can but there are several members of the family with things like IBS and gluten-intolerans and an allergy to all kinds of nuts and some seeds as well, and some of us suffer from hereditary high colesterole (is that the right word in English?). So cooking can be a real challange. Thank you for these recipes/Molly from Sweden, Scandinavia

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        April 5, 2019

        Thank you for the heartening feedback, Molly! I feel so honored to be part of your family’s plant-based cooking adventures and know how hard it can be to cook for a diversity of conditions. I really appreciate your kindness and hope that you continue to enjoy the recipes here. p.s. It’s really lovely hearing from you all the way from Sweden!

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      Lee Ann Smith

      February 12, 2020

      Miss Shannon, your recipes are constant, refreshing delights, which help me cook in a new and exciting way! Thank you for pulling me up out of 55 years of the same old dishes. 😍 Today the lavender bouquet and lavender eye pillow arrived, well packaged and aromatic before the box was even opened! Instant relaxation… The bonus sachet is quite nice as well. Exquisite, elegant simplicity for the senses… There’s nothing more soothing. It’s a huge undertaking, but your recipes merit a cookbook, if ever you can find time in your busy, busy schedule. Thank you, Shannon!

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        February 13, 2020

        Lee Ann, your comment made me smile from ear to ear! I am ever so grateful for your support, kindness, and encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback about our lavender products too. 💜 It means so much! Many, many thanks!