about kale&hops

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” –Virginia Woolf

I created Kale & Hops to be more than a food blog, more than a recipe list – Kale & Hops is meant to inspire you to explore, respect, and treasure the wonderful world of food.

“We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us” — Charles Bukowski

I believe the kitchen is the heart and soul of a household. I am passionate about food – locally grown, delicious, healthy, fulfilling, and comforting food. I believe that people should be free to make their own choices about what they do and do not eat, and should not be judged or preached too. Everything in moderation!

I am inspired by the way food can bring us all together. I am fascinated by the medicinal healing powers of foods, herbs, and beverages and believe we should take time to explore nature’s medicine all around us.


Lin Simrell is originally from Ithaca, NY. She is blessed with a supportive family and three wonderful brothers who inspire her daily. After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and a passion for food, she moved to Boston, MA where she currently resides– working full time by day, and cooking, tasting, pairing, creating, photographing,  and blogging by night. She is also a part time student in Boston University’s Masters of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy.

All images ©Lindsey Simrell
If you would like to use one of my images, please send me an email at lindsey.simrell@gmail.com

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