Welcome to Now, Forager.

Hello! My name is Teresa and this blog is where I share my love for all things pastry and chocolate.

I’m a Kansas City based food writer and former pastry chef; honing my pastry techniques in professional pastry kitchens around the country during the early days of my culinary journey. Several years later, I transitioned out of the professional kitchen into developing recipes, photography, and writing for various print and online food publications. The pastries and desserts you’ll find here are inspired by the changing seasons; along with my current never-ending sweet tooth cravings. This space is meant to celebrate baking and to embrace the idea that good pastry is worth the time to make. It is my privilege to share these recipes, so thank you for being here.

I’m a columnist for Feast Magazine’s Sugar Rush and Pantry Staple Sweets. You can find more of my recipes in their print monthly issues that are available across Kansas City, St. Louis, and online. 

If you’re interested in working together, feel free to reach out to me using the form on my contact page. I’ve worked with brands such Food52, Valrhona, Feast Magazine, Chobani and in collaboration as a feedfeed editor with Williams-Sonoma, Simply Organic, Lindt Chocolate, Ghirardelli, and method Home for Target. My photographic work has been featured in Bake from Scratch Magazine, Food Network Magazine, Sift Magazine, Domino, and more.