Friday, July 5, 2013

Where practical meets silly.

Did you know that cooking burns 3 calories a minute? WOOT! 

For a long time, I was basically scared of cooking. In the "But what if the dish I cook sucks" or "What is blanching anyway?" kind of scared. And then I got over it because most of the time what I cook is only eaten by me (not Spouse - more on that in a different post) so if *I* didn't like it, *I* would just not eat it. Or hold my nose and eat it, depending on how bloody bad is was. 

And then I wasn't scared of cooking and I started doing it more often. Generally on Sunday afternoons, as I like to cook multiple servings and then take them for lunch during the week. I started out pretty basic and then, as my confidence in my mad skillz grew (and as friends would exclaim, "Wow, you *made* that? Cool."), I decided to try even more new things and voila, here we are. 

Tangentially, when I started cooking more, I also started moving more, as in physical exercise. I am what I refer to as fluffy (as in "Ewe's not fat. Ewe's fluffy." Get it? HAR!).  I don't really enjoy sitting around, being a couch potato, as much as I used to and cooking is both productive (meals for the week!) and one of the many ways in which I burn calories. (Note the first line again.).

  • Most of my recipes are not exactly original. I "borrow" liberally from the Interwebz and when I do, I will always give credit where the credit is due. 
  • I don't like to measure unless I really have to, so if you are seriously OCD and <inserts bad German accent here> "every sing must be measured!", you might want to move along - or just click the link to the original recipe. 
  • I only take photos with my iPhone, so don't necessarily judge the dishes on my photos. 
  • I really like garlic. If a recipe calls for one clove, I'm going to add at least two. That's just how I roll. 
  • If I post a dish and it doesn't turn out well, I will still post it. Why? Because in my discussions with other folk, I've discovered that my fear of cooking wasn't just limited to me. I have a few friends who emphatically whine state, "I can't cook." Poppycock. But nothing will convince them differently. I feel like if I am honest and post a crappy result, it might make someone else think, "Hey, that gal ain't all that and a bag of chips. I should try it myself and see if the recipe will turn out for me."
  • I have my own lexicon. No, seriously. I had to put together a primer of sorts due to my unusual verbiage. I'll add definitions where needed so you don't think I'm completely mental. Although, no one would blame you. 
  • I have a warped, slightly snarky yet positive outlook on life. If naughty words bother you, thanks for stopping by. If you do not find 12-year-old humor amusing, have an awesome day! Just so we are all on the same page.
  • I will use organic products as much as is humanly feasible and available, without traipsing across town. 
My goal:
My goal is pretty simple: to post the meals/projects I make, with honest results, in the hopes that another fledgling cook might feel more confident to start making whole foods themselves. Because it is very simple. Not necessarily inexpensive, but I find that with real, whole foods, a little goes a long way. 

I will post at least once a week, more if I cook more often. I hope you enjoy this and stop by to check out what I've been up to. I honestly have no idea what to expect but am willing to see what happens! (Hopefully not this....)

Smell ya later, peeps.


  1. Oh, this ought to be fun. Good luck, and good cooking!

  2. I had no idea you had started a food blog! Go you!!!