About this blog

Hello! My name is Ardith Stephanson, and I’m a freelance writer based in Canada. I started this website because I love to write, and this is my venue for my personal writing. I also “write for hire,” so contact me if you need anything, or share my information with a friend or business you know needs communications expertise.

As for my blog, I came up with the name because the Oxford Dictionary defines artisan as:

  1. a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand
  2. (When a modifier of food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients

This blog started as a chance for me to share my (sometimes) delicious food made from scratch, by hand, using quality ingredients. It seemed to fit the definition of artisan, and of course I have this delightful name that my mother chose just for me. Bingo! Ardi-zan!

What started as a fun food blog has evolved into an exploration of much more than that – at times, a look at life through the lens of my various experiences. The basic premise is an exploration of goodness, fitness and wellness: food – goodness; exercise and the outdoors – fitness; mental health – wellness.

I share my foodie experiments, and lessons learned from them (good and bad), as well as experiences in wellness, fitness, travel and new experiences. It’s also a chance to showcase my work portfolio for potential clients. But mostly, it’s a chance for me to do what I love – write. I hope this is a rewarding and fun experience for us both. Thanks for joining me.

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