This started as a food blog, focusing on where I was (Howard County, Maryland), and my love of the local CSAs, the farmer’s markets, and enjoying food and cooking.
I have no formal training, so I probably hold a knife wrong, and there are likely better ways for me to break down vegetables. But I still like being in the kitchen. I learned to cook from my mom, and also from watching a ton of Food Network. When I first moved out on my own, I had a rotation of three dishes that I made regularly (baked chicken, pan-seared salmon, pasta), and that was about it. Then, when I got together with K, we spent a lot of time in the kitchen together, and I slowly expanded my kitchen repertoire. Now that we have kids, I alternate between coaxing them to eat vegetables and just giving in and letting them eat veggie straws to their hearts’ content.
Our family has moved north — we’re in Ottawa now, so there have been plenty of new food options to explore, new brands to try, new candies to gently dissuade the kids from eating. It’s a constant adventure, for sure.