Chelsea is a freelance writer and editor with strong investigative skills and an eye for the details that give meaning to the everyday. She writes often about the health of families, communities and ourselves, and occasionally about food. As an editor, she brings her strong sense of storytelling and clarity of language to a variety of projects. 

The Portland Press Herald

Grandmother’s lemon sponge pudding stands up to time – and children

Before my husband and I had children, life was marked by major milestones: a first job, then a new city and another, as I moved with my career. Next came a proposal, marriage, our first home. The markers that lie ahead seem different. They track the unfolding of a young life – two lives – and all of the daily tasks and rituals that, my grandmother knows well, make that unfolding possible, all of the things that create the splattered page of a family’s history.