you know when you try too hard at something the result is not exactly what it was initially intened to be!! that is exactly what is happening to me today. i am trying, desperately to learn Photoshop CS4 in order to help my husband with his work. feeling a bit frustrated, i signed up for an online course,promising everything i wanted it to say...CS4 for beginners. sign me up!! and so i did only to begin my course with not even a slight semblance of CS4 for beginners anywhere to be found. so, to vent a bit i sent them an email without the language that i really wanted to use and i am still waiting for a response...well, it was only 1 hour ago.
during that time, i decided to start a blog. it was a very quick decision. why you ask...good question. i have friends and family who are often asking me for advice, the cooking kind. really, only the cooking kind. i don't know if that is good or not but at least it's something. for whatever reason, they ask me. i love food. i love to cook. maybe that is why but who doesn't like those things? maybe because i enjoy spending a lot of time in the kitchen while others don't or can't for whatever reason.
(i know this is getting really long and off onto tangents at times but i assure you, it won't always be this way)
i think my love affair with food and all things food stems from my grandfather. he is a food lover. a food obsessor. he plans his days around each meal. he takes time and is passionate about each cut, each selection, each ingredient-it is a harmounious affair that is inspiring. and i love that. he gets back to basics. to the essentials. no fluff. i spent many summers with him in the markets in Cannes, his local bakery, local epicerie, local everything. i learned from him.
so, i cook a bit like him. i imagine, i conceive ingredient marriages and then put something together. it is fun and relaxing for me. i like to create something out of esentially nothing.
now, here i am as the food advice therapist. it is a cunundrum for us 30 somethings. we spent most of our adult lives working outside the home and now that we are ready to nest a bit, it is hard to figure out how. and that is where a lot of us are at right now.
all i can guarantee you is that the recipes i post will be easy to prepare, good to taste and should inspire you a bit in the kitchen.