About

  • Hello! My name is Jenny deMars, and I’m the voice behind “Girl Has Thyme.” After spending over a decade in retail banking, I left my job when my husband’s career uprooted us from Seattle, WA to Albany, NY to complete residency training in anesthesiology. We spent four years living in Upstate NY, where I have some of the happiest memories of my life. Many things changed during our time on the east coast. After quitting my job, I decided to start a vegetable garden. What began as a hobby became so much more. Gardens are a classic metaphor for life. They teach us patience. They teach us to enjoy the simple things. Gardening in New York made me grateful for the opportunity to slow things down and enjoy time.

    We have since relocated back to the Pacific Northwest and are living in Tacoma, WA. We now have two kids, a boy and a girl, who are growing up faster than I’d like! I completed the training to become a master gardener and enjoy volunteering throughout our community. I also teach gardening at my kids’ elementary school.

    Other things about me: I have a golden retriever named Maggie. When I’m not gardening, I’m often cooking or thinking about food. I love drinking wine; I prefer red, but enjoy crisp, white wines out on the patio during the warm months. I knit. I like my coffee black. I love cocktails and would someday love to make my own bitters. I detest squirrels, but tolerate them. And, in the summer, I often have dirt under my fingernails. It’s wonderful to meet you.

    *If you’d like to send me a note, feel free to send an email to jenny@girlhasthyme.com