Welcome to Coconut & Lime! I'm Rachel Rappaport, Baltimorean, food lover turned recipe developer, and dog owner.
A little bit about me:
I wasn't always a recipe developer and blogger. I actually have a BA in Urban History and MA in Education. I started Coconut & Lime in 2004 (12 years ago!!) as a way to keep track of recipes I made and to share them with friends. I am now a full-time recipe blogger, professional recipe developer, food columnist, and cookbook author. I also have an expansive fruit garden (here in the city!) where I grow figs, berries, plums, apples and native fruits like beach plums and pawpaws.
All of the recipes that appear on this site are my own original recipes created right here in my small kitchen in Baltimore City. No recipes from magazines, newspapers, books or blogs ever appear on Coconut & Lime.
And, yes, we actually eat the food I made, normally about 2 minutes after I snap a picture!
I've also developed recipes for Dole, the National Mango Board, OXO, the Shrimp Council, Eastern Fish Company, CajunCrawfish.com, Love Beets, Bahlsen, Vlasic, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Hellman's/Best Foods, Lipton, Lay's, Musselman's Apple Butter, Imperial Sugar, Divine Chocolate, La Paloma Gourmet, Hidden Valley Ranch, Food Lion Supermarkets, Thrive™ Algae Oil, Martin's Potato Rolls, and McCormick spices among other national companies and brands.