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Monica Shaw
Works at Orchard Cottage
Attended University of Texas at Austin
Lived in Urbana, IL
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My eBook, Smarter Fitter Smoothies, is now available as a NOOK book via Barnes & Noble!
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I learned many things while road tripping around France and Spain with Rocky. Two of those things are: (a) Rocky's paws are much happier on softer, less-rocky ground and (2) I need to walk up more ...
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In case any of you out there are looking to put together an online writing portfolio, I created this for you... 
Writer's Residence lets writers create a website for their writing portfolio. Share writing samples, create a resume, market your skills as a writer.
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Moutabal, baba ganoush, aubergine & tahini dip of awesomeness... whatever it's called, it kicks ass.
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The print edition of Smarter Fitter Smoothies is now available for purchase!
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My discovery of artichokes! On Great British Chefs today...
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Proof that more than corn and soybeans are grown in central Illinois...
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Who's a girl got to talk to around here (Google) to get the down-low on Google rich snippets and recipes? I'm mystified why my marked-up posts don't get displayed as such in Google Search results.
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Freelance writer, entrepreneur, lover of food.
Introduction
I am a freelance writer and entrepreneur currently pursuing her life long dream to make a living working with and writing about food. 
Bragging rights
Lives in a converted barn in the Wiltshire countryside with an apple orchard and acres of wildflower meadows.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Computational and Applied Mathemathics, 2001 - 2004
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Mathematics, 1997 - 2001
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Female
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Freelance Writer / Web and Social Media Consultant
Employment
  • Orchard Cottage
    Freelance Writer and Web Consultant, 2008 - present
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Urbana, IL - Austin, TX - New Orleans - Lemont, IL - Woodridge, IL - State College, PA - London - Oaksey, Wiltshire - Chicago, IL
I've been on several courses at Demuths Cookery School, including Fast & Delicious, Gujarati Thali, and their cookery holiday in Southern France. Obviously I keep going back for a reason. Great teaching and inspiring recipes, all using plant-based ingredients. Also, the cookery school kitchen is a real pleasure to work in. Lots of space and great lighting, and a lovely view of Bath which is a bonus.
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reviewed 2 months ago
I am beyond thrilled with Lauren's work on my latest tattoo, a compass with sloes berries. Beautiful design, perfectly executed and the colours are astounding. Going in I had a vision for what I wanted and Lauren took it above and beyond. The stage is set now! Hoping to return in 2016 for a ship on the same arm. Also, great service from the rest of the staff at No Regrets who do a brilliant cup of tea!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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