Midge and I were complete strangers when I messaged her on Instagram and asked to take photos of her in her element for my off- season photo project.
We talked for nearly two and a half hours about a lot of different subjects. She is passionate and inspiring, and so intelligent. It was a true honor to hear some of her personal history and her thoughts on food, the world, and life.
As we were chatting, I was occasionally snapping photos while she was preparing for that week's pick up orders. It is my experience that Wheeling is full of true gems if you take the time to open your eyes and mind to find them.
Midge's Kitchen is just as it sounds; Midge, prepping and cooking, in her very clean, adorable kitchen.
When Midge spoke about the local places she gets her ingredients, and how she chooses her menu, her eyes lit up and I could see her passion.
It is just Midge-she is the mind, body and soul behind her business and I will always have a deep appreciation for business owners like her.
She asked about my business and we got on the topic of exposure and growth; and how it's okay to say- "I'm happy with I am with where I am." That also got us on the topic of running a business by yourself and finding time for a personal life. I saw a lot similarities in the two of us- owning a business and trying to balance having time for yourself.
WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT TO WHEELING: beautiful, gourmet food- made and packaged with love, thought, and passion by a kind human being.
Along with her weekly menu, Midge also caters. Although it is hard work every day, you can tell by her product & by listening to her speak - she is in love with her business & I love that!
Midge offers a weekly menu that is posted on Friday mornings and available for orders until Sunday at 4:00- or until sold out. Pick up for ordered items is on Wednesday at her kitchen downtown.
Go check out her Facebook & Instagram- see if you can order some of her deliciousness before it sells out!
Cheers to you, Midge. Thank you for your beautiful food & your kind soul. I hope you got your walk in the sunshine.
West Virginia Wedding, Family, & Lifestyle photographer