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Sep. 15, 2010 8:48 am 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2010 10:29 am

This is my third attempt trying to start this blog.  Usually I don't have these kinds of problems because I genuinely love to write about things I am passionate about.  I must say, since I have logged onto this lovely site, that I have been blown away by all the sheer honesty and respect that I've seen other users show each other.  It is heart warming and relaxing to peruse all the posts and wonderful recipes... getting to know some of you by peeking in on some of your blogs... lurking in the shadows...until now.  

I LOVE FOOD!  But I don't love what horrible things have been done to it by big business.  I love the fact that there are tons of "green" movements to improve our quality of food and the things they do to it... I love the fact that people are now growing more, reading more labels, sharing ideas, and (most importantly, I feel) ASKING: Where is MY food coming from??  I love it ..I just love it!  I love this site and the premise of gathering as a group to share ideas, recipes, highs, and lows.  To me, you people are amazing!  :D I am SO grateful for finding you all neatly packaged in this wonderful site... I finally feel I have a place to share my true passion.. FOOD!


STORY OF MY LIFE! :D
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Veggies from my wonderful garden back in July 2010
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Comments
Sep. 15, 2010 9:28 am
Hi Jess, the food industry has really changes, BUT there still are many people out there who stick to the basics. Convenience is nice, and it has its place. Genetically modified-well that speaks for itself. I still plant a garden, pick berries, raise/harvest animals for the freezer. I have 3 freezers and soon they will all be filled. Hope you find all the cooking/living answers you ever need on the RE-never hurts to ask.
 
Sep. 15, 2010 9:30 am
Welcome Jess! Wow, I love the passion you have for this site and all the great cooks who use it. I too love AR and the exchange too. I have learned so many new recipes and different ways to change up an old recipe to make it new and adventurous! Love the stack of dishes, that is the only drawback to this site...more cooking means more dirty dishes to wash. Nice to meet you!
 
Sep. 15, 2010 9:31 am
Very well said Jess! You have put into words just how I feel. There is a terrific bunch of folks here, full of wisdom, compassion and experience, and someone will always be there, day or night, whenever you need advice or just a shoulder to lean on. Welcome Jess!
 
Sep. 15, 2010 5:08 pm
Hi Jess ~ Great blog. You are certainly among like minded people here. We all LOVE FOOD too...
 
Sep. 15, 2010 7:27 pm
Thank you all so much for the warm welcome! I look forward to sharing so much and learning from you all as well!
 
Sep. 16, 2010 5:32 am
Cool, I've been neatly packaged. ;o)
 
Sep. 16, 2010 5:34 am
[as have we all] Thanks for an interesting look at the site. Love the picture of the dishes in the sink. Part of the price of better eating, right? [asked rhetorically]
 
Sep. 16, 2010 8:26 am
Hi Jess, great new blog. I too love food and love gardening. I manage a large chain nursery, and am always bugg'in my suppliers for edibles. I see so many people wanting to grow some of there own food. I just love helping customers who are new gardeners on how to grow something. It is big, how many people question where there food comes from and wanting to be more pro-active.
 
Sep. 16, 2010 10:29 am
hi jess! yep this is a great site with not only great people but wonderful cooks...and who doesn't love food! i agree with cooking in argentina...so many more dirty dishes since i found this site! the recipe buzz is a great place to ask anything, someone is usually around and can answer very quickly. welcome to a new obsession :)
 
 
 
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JessLoves2Cook

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Sep. 2010

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work

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About Me
I am a 42 y/o single mom of a seriously handicapped 22 y/o son. I have a great job that allows me to stay home and take care of him. I have many hobbies that revolve around food and growing. Over the summer I grew tons of veggies and fresh herbs in hay bales. Lots of fun and very interesting to do! I love to cook, write, take pictures, and I also mentor a 13 y/o adhd boy and a 10 y/o downs syndrome girl. My life is hectic sometimes, but very rewarding in the accomplishments that I am seeing from all my "kids". I love to give back and teach!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make Oriental, Spanish, Mexican, Indian, traditional American dishes. I am not a baker, but I do dabble in pasta making and different kinds of pestos and chimmichuri sauces. I grow my own sprouts and cook with them often. Mostly sunflower sprouts!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baked chicken, broccali salad, chili, and beef stew.
My cooking triumphs
I was featured in a richard simmons food mover cook book.
My cooking tragedies
peanutbutter shrimp pasta.. (don't ask..lol)
 
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