Truthfully, I've never considered myself a writer (or a cook for that matter) but recently I have been inspired to start recording my adventures in the kitchen. This inspiration has come from a few places: the first was my recent decision to start having delicious, local, organic produce delivered right to my doorstep with CSA delivery from Farm Fresh to You. The next have come in the form of other local women that are recording their kitchen creations in this manner. I have been checking out CSA Delivery, Coles Kitch, and iloveyoumorethanfood on an almost daily basis since I found out about them in my FFTY delivery newsletter and I figure if they can do it, I can do it. So ladies, if you happen across me and my recipes, realize that imitation is the sincerest form of flatter (and I hope you like my food).
I have always loved to cook, but I admit I wasn't much of a cook until I moved in with my boyfriend Ryan almost three years ago. Ryan, the youngest of six kids, grew up cooking and was very patient with me as I learned my way around the kitchen, first by cooking with me and then by complimenting every dish I cooked (whether it turned out well or not) and helping me to learn what flavors work well together. I relied heavily on recipes at first, especially those from CookingLight, my very favorite magazine, and although I still love to check out websites and cookbooks for ideas I'm much more creative these days. I try to cook as healthy as possible and use lots of Mediterranean flavors in my recipes (I would eat pasta every day of my life if I could). I love cheese and beans and red onion and I think my very favorite food in the whole world is avocado, so you'll also see a little mexican influence in my food as well.
I hope you like this blog and the recipes in it. Also, please be patient with my ridiculous run-on sentences and fluffy writing.... hopefully it will improve the same way my cooking has.
linguine and clams
4 hours ago