Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I can't believe I'm starting a food blog. Growing up, my family didn't cook much. In fact, I have a very difficult time remembering exactly what my brother and I ate. With swim practices, lacrosse games, and track meets, we didn't have many family dinners either. My mom's cooking repertoire was limited to the occasional meatloaf and tacos.

Fast-forward and now I'm 23, newly married, and living in a new city. My husband, Joe, is a medical resident and works 80-hour weeks. I will be starting grad school in August. When we were dating, Joe and I made an effort to at least eat dinners together and that has carried over into our married life. Now there are just a lot more of them! I don't have a lot of time to cook or money to buy fancy ingredients with or a lot of experience, hence the "fast, cheap, and easy" theme, but healthy meals are important to me.

This will be a place for me to share what I've made as well as the occasional story. It probably won't be glamorous, but it's what keeps us fed. I love food and the way it can bring people together, recall a memory, and feed the soul as well as the body. I love that, when I cook, I am making something with my hands that I can see and taste and feel. I love exploring new techniques and ingredients and recipes, so I hope this blog will help me push myself.

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