It’s Just the Beginning

Each person’s experiences with food can vary widely.  Some see it as simply a way to gain energy for the body while others identify eating as being far more sensual in nature.  Food porn anyone?

Regardless of where you see yourself on this edible spectrum, you probably do find some enjoyment in what you eat.  Whether you find the process of refining a recipe an inspiration, you adore the perfect bite at your favorite neighborhood hole-in-the-wall, or you simply enjoy strolling down the isles of your local farmer’s market checking out the latest in mother nature’s produce, we have at least one thing in common: we find joy in the food experience.  What else do we have in common?  I would guess that we also enjoy sharing that experience with others.

Over the years, my husband and I have cherished many moments discussing ingredients, planning travel books that would focus on a foodie’s tour of a particular town or region, or even recreating foods (some successful, some not) off menus that we’ve enjoyed at restaurants in whichever town it was that we were living at the time.  We’ve probably spent more money eating out than we would even care to admit to ourselves.

As luck would have it, we’re at a point in our lives where we barely have two pennies to rub together (boy all that dough we spent on dining out sure looks good now), so we’re working on creative ways to have more interesting experiences with a variety of foods at home.  Our plan is to enjoy ourselves and share our ideas with others as we go along.  We may even share some older food adventures that we’ve had in the kitchen (you just never know).  We might even spend some time reminiscing about some of our old neighborhood haunts.

Regardless, you might get a new recipe to try, a tip to save some cash and feed your family, or even a laugh or two at whatever the latest disaster is that we’ve been through in the kitchen.  There might even be pictures, just you wait…

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About mindelei

Some people would say I’m a foodie, others may not. I’m a bit of a juxtaposition: I like slow food, but I crave fast food done well.

5 thoughts on “It’s Just the Beginning

  1. Great start! We do the same – the recreating things we’ve had out, or seen on menus when we’ve been out. I can now make this great pizza we had in Twizel, New Zealand that was to die for! Smoked Chicken, onion, Brie and a cranberry sauce!

  2. I’m looking forward to reading more! I post a recipe every Tuesday. If you’d like to vary one of mine and make it more interesting, I think it would be great!
    Are you planting a garden? Shopping at farmers’ markets? I can’t wait to hear more.

  3. @Velvet – We can’t wait to see where this leads us either. 😀

    @Mari – Thank you! That sounds like a pretty tasty and rather unusual pizza. I’d love to try your recipe (Nigel & I are always up for something new).

    @Mark – I can’t promise healthy all the time. But we do our best to make everything from scratch as much as possible.

    @Daisy – I’ll be sure to check out your recipes. We’ll likely be moving at some point this summer (on to our next adventure once I get hired on at a school), so we haven’t planted anything in our current location. We do like to shop at farmer’s markets once they’re up and running though. So I’m sure we’ll be sharing our shopping trips too.

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