Well, I have crabbed about the glut of blogs for years, and now here I am starting one. I haven't written a column for over a year now, and goodness, there is a lot of commentary bottled up in here! I've never been one to talk about the writing process much, because I'm not really sure how it happens. One thing I do know is that most of my columns over the years (not the food columns, they are just fun and yummy) anyway, most of my columns started with a single, tiny, little smidgen of a thought as I went about my day. Could be the way the sun slanted through the trees, or a bird call, or, when the kids were still home and the normal mayhem was simmering - there was always a notable event. A lot of times it was because I was laughing at myself - and some ridiculous situation I had fallen into or through my own actions, gotten myself into. I recall the flushed $50 dollar bill, for example, or the subzero day I had to break into my own home with a hoof pick. All too hilarious to be kept to myself.
I've happily shared with my newspaper, magazine and book readers what's cooking in the kitchen and in my life. Years of writing a food column have honed my skills. I'm not a gourmet - I'm like you - just a good cook. One of the most frustrating aspects of finding recipes online is that so many of them are “baked” into a blog, making it necessary to scroll through unending commentary and a ridiculous number of photos of each tedious step of preparation. If someone is a new cook, this method is surely very helpful. However, I have been around the pantry a few times, and just want to get on with it. And now you can, too! With a simple click you get the recipe, project, or if you want commentary, the blog.
Share along with me as I explore the creative process of homekeeping as an art form through my recipes, projects, and blog. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for updates and follow my Pinterest page to see what inspires me through the seasons! Enjoy!
There is no season such delight can bring,
As summer, autumn, winter, and the spring.
~William Browne (b.1591)