Who is this random food blogger, anyway?
I’m a Georgia native (born in Royston, raised in Hartwell, settled in Athens). I live in a 100-year old house with my husband, Micah, and two fluffy cats, Cheesepuff and Magellan. You’ll get to meet them if you keep reading the blog. I’m also:
- A professional lover of books
- A not-so-professional keyboard player
- A very unprofessional lover of delicious food
I’ve been cooking since my Mammaw taught me how to scramble eggs at age seven, and I’ve been experimenting with food combinations since shortly thereafter when she would let me design dinner. Most of those mad-scientist combinations of various canned foods from her pantry were, well, not so great. But I do think they laid the foundation for my wing-it-and-hope-it-tastes good approach to food.
Sometimes I follow a recipe, and when I do, I’ll share it here. But go ahead and expect some notes about what I changed, because I probably colored outside the lines just a little along the way.
Most of the time, the food I cook is an on-the-fly representation of what we happened to have in the kitchen that day, which depends on what looked good at the farmer’s market that week or what really needs using in my fridge.
On this blog, I’ll post successes and failures, because any good mad scientist knows that learning from your mistakes is the only way you’re ever going to bring that Frankenstein to life. (Okay, so monsters constructed from corpse parts don’t make for the most appetizing food metaphor, but I hope you’ll forgive me.)
Posts you’ll probably see here a lot:
- muffins for Monday – what kind of muffins are we eating for breakfast this week?
- supper tonight – an evening meal, usually not too fancy, often healthy-ish or vegetarian
- date-night dinner - because you don’t have to splurge at a restaurant to enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetie
- lazy brunch - sleep late and spike your coffee with some Irish cream for this one
Other regular posting patterns might crop up as the page evolves, so stay tuned!