I am a part time home maker, and part time employee in my husband's home business. My husband and I are locavores and believe in eating organic, REAL food to maintain a healthy lifestyle! We took a 100 Day Real Food Pledge on 1/4/15. We are on a tight budget, and improvising is necessary in our kitchen. I enjoy developing recipes and tweaking existing recipes to fit them in with our real food lifestyle.
My favorite things to cook
I don't specifically have a favorite food "genre". I enjoy cooking with real, raw foods and turning them into beautiful, colorful and healthy dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Outdoor grilling and summer barbecues are a favorite of mine. Anytime we can gather around a delicious meal with friends and family.
My cooking triumphs
Being able to tweak recipes containing highly processed foods into something more natural is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I was beginning to cook a pot of stew, and I set the soup pot on the heated burner to warm up. I let it set on there a little too long while assembling the mirepoix and it got too hot. I threw in the butter to melt and it immediately smoked. I mean it filled my entire first floor with smoke! At that moment, my husband's boss walked in the house, whom I was cooking dinner for that night. I had to run the soup pot out the back door and while smoke was still pouring out. I was mortified. Thankfully he had a good sense of humor!