This unique food, cooking and vegetable gardening blog is dedicated to everyone that I love and foodies alike. My dear friend Nancy was always there to help and encourage me. I could not have figured out the blog site without her computer savvy. I am sharing a passion and know that I will enjoy venturing into new territory.
It was not until I retired as a registered nurse and moved to the country that I was able to pursue the ‘joy of cooking’. Life here in the ‘Neck’ is heaven on earth but has a much slower pace than my urban suburban upbringing. I quickly learned that I needed to pursue my hobbies. I have always enjoyed cooking and soon learned of my love of gardening as well. I try to incorporate the two as much as possible.
As co-author and contributing editor of Cooks to the Rescue, a community cookbook where all proceeds went to our local volunteer fire company, I thought that perhaps I would write my own cookbook. I even went so far as to create the title and enter recipes in a desktop file. Friends and family are always commenting on my ‘self-taught’ culinary skills and requesting my recipes. I have taken numerous cooking classes including an ‘advanced boot camp’ at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. I do menu consultation, catering for small, intimate gatherings and made-to-order seasonal soups and salads. I do not claim to be anything other than a self-professed cooking show addict, foodie and decent cook who is willing to experiment and make mistakes. Another cookbook is on the back burner (for now) so I created a blog instead. I know at least my friends will read it and share it.
Each post will contain at least one recipe that I have made my own, preferably with an ingredient grown or caught in my backyard and perhaps some entertaining ideas. For me, cooking is an expression of love and evokes fond memories from my lifetime…