There are two reasons that I wanted to start this blog. One is that I invent some pretty awesome recipes- well, not exactly recipes...I'll explain later. I am terrible about writing things down and my memory is not always the sharpest. I want to have my ideas recorded somewhere. The other reason is that often I get great ideas from reading others cooking blogs, so I'm hoping that someone will enjoy my ideas. There are just a few things to know if you want to cook with me:
Spices- If you don't own spices from Penzeys, stop right now and run, don't walk, to the nearest Penzey's store (or go to their website (http://www.penzeys.com) and get to buying. Their spices are amazing. Really. Any time I reference a spice, its going to be a Penzey's product.
Recipes- As mentioned above, I don't do recipes. I don't even care for baking too much because I dislike following a recipe. I don't like building furniture, assembling toys, or reading maps either. Directions aren't my strong point in life. When I mention portions in my recipes, it's most likely a rough guess. I don't even own a teaspoon, hee hee. I talk in handfuls, sprinkles, and pinches.
Food Quality- I'm particular about the quality of ingredients. I buy mostly local meat. Grass fed organic beef. Organic, free range chicken and eggs. Commercial meat processing scares me. I watched FoodInc and I can't go back. I also buy almost all of my fruits and vegetables organic. I'm not some crazy, yuppy, trendy, hippie. Promise I'm not. I just like the way fresh, organic food tastes. Period.