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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:

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 marketย 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 brunchย – 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!


20 thoughts on “– about –

  1. You have been nominated for the Liebster Award. Check it out over at rantingchef.com.

  2. Hi, Tanya, I really enjoy your blog, so I’ve nominated you for the “Kreativ Blog Award”. Congratulations!

  3. I nominated you for the 7×7 Link Award. Check out more about it at http://throve.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/7×7-link-award/

  4. I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://www.glutenvygirl.com/new-awards/
    I see I’m not the first;) You definitely deserve it!

  5. Hi there. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for The Liebster Blog award (yes, I know it’s your second. Yet I was thrilled to be nominated twice). Here’s the link: http://feedthepiglet.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/the-liebster-blog-awards/

  6. I’m a Georgia native, too, from Savannah. And, incidentally, my great-grandmother was my “mammaw”, only we spelled it “mama” pronounced more like “maw-maw”. You’ve got a great blog!

    • Thanks for visiting! Besides the folks who live around me, I think you might be my first Georgia visitor. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. The black eyed pea hummus lead me to your inspiring blog. Keep coloring outside the lines!

    • Thanks, Cameron. I didn’t know you were a WordPresser, too! I’d love to hear how the hummus turns out if you make it. When I brought it to poetry picnic and the end-of-year luncheon, I was specifically thinking about you, Natalia, and Krista. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi, Tanya. Just to let you know that I’ve nominated your blog for the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award. All details within my post: http://feedthepiglet.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/blog-of-the-year-2012-06/

    • Oh my gosh! I am so flattered–thank you! Certainly undeserved, but very much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi, Tanya. I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Details within my post:


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