Hi, I’m Jenny Shea Rawn. Welcome to My Cape Cod Kitchen! Here you’ll find nourishing New England inspired dishes, fresh coastal cuisine (lots of seafood!) and occasional sweet treats.
I am food blogger, Registered Dietitian, recipe developer and food photographer, brand ambassador and nutrition communications consultant. I am also a regular columnist in the Cape Cod Times. And most importantly … I am the wife of my dedicated hubby, Adrian, and momma to our two sweet and crazy little ones – Lucca (4 years old) and Lexi (2 years old).
I completed my BA in psychology from Boston University, a MS in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and a Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine. After grad school, I stayed in Boston and landed my dream job working as the Registered Dietitian and nutrition spokesperson for Shaw’s Supermarkets, ACME Markets, Farm Fresh and Shoppers. My role there was all things nutrition communications related (TV, print, online, social media), but I also worked closely with marketing and merchandising departments and led all consumer facing health and wellness initiatives. After 7 years, I went on to work for Weber Shandwick, a global communications firm, for two years before starting my own company, JSR Ventures, a nutrition communications business. You can download my professional biography HERE.
My professional focus now, is also my passion. Living on Cape Cod, naturally, seafood is a major focus and interest of mine, as is anything locally grown and sourced. I also understand, that our food supply is a global one, so my interest in food expands far beyond New England. I love learning about food, how it’s grown/harvested/sourced/processed, you name it. I believe that food should be sustainable and healthy for the earth and for our bodies. I think it’s important for us to know where our food comes from and how it’s grown so that we can choose what we buy and what we feed our families. I want my kids to grow up knowing the same, which is why we have a backyard garden, we belong to a CSA at our local farm and we regularly talk about where food comes from. We also cook with the kids as much as possible. We buy organic food whenever we can, as I can feel better about feeding food that’s grown without traditional pesticides and herbides to my family. Organic food is the choice we make because it’s better for our bodies and it’s better for the earth.
Living on Cape Cod, there is much to learn about the fish and shellfish in our local waters, and we find as many opportunities to learn about the aquaculture as we can.
Cape Cod is a beautiful place to live, so we spend a lot of time as a family at the beach year round – walking, swimming, playing in the sand, kayaking and boating. In free moments (what’s that?!), you’ll find me breathing in the fresh ocean air, running, grocery shopping, visiting our local farm and farmers markets, reading cookbooks and magazines about food, cooking, food styling and taking pictures of food. Ohh and doing dishes. Recipe developer + food blogger + two littles = TONS of dishes.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re a regular. And hope you find a little bit of inspiration here on My Cape Cod Kitchen to bring into your own kitchen.