My name is Annie and I love food. I love the way my hands exude the savory smells of freshly clipped herbs [parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme, sorry couldn’t resist] from my garden, of course, washed and then dropped onto my bamboo cutting board, chopped so that the aroma fills the room. I love being right in the middle of my own personal chaos of pots boiling, hand blender churning, timer buzzing and finally the oven door swinging open wide… usually with my foot. Get the picture, feel my passion?
My roots are grounded in New England, Go Red Sox! I did lots of restaurant work and catering in the Northern parts, near the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee and the foothills of the White Mountains. I moved South in the early 90s to get my Food Science degree at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Home of the best barbecue ever; Its wicked good. My degree and I then moved just a little north of the Mason Dixon line in Pennsylvania where for the last ten years I have been working for a food company in Research and Development.
My goal is to share all I’ve learned about cooking and presenting beautiful and tasty foods. I hope you enjoy looking around.
My mission is to provide nutritional recipes that just serve two with a wee bit leftover. Like me, there is a large demographic of people who find themselves not cooking for large families anymore, its an adjusted way of thinking, food shopping, and cooking. I have a few recipes for four but this is because they are so good and fare well freezing and thawing for another day. I have also just added another category for quick meals and can be made to feed any size family. This was a request and thought a definite need for all our busy lives.
I also want to provide you with information about food trends, food functionality, food truths, and myths. I have learned over the years working with food that the more educated you are about what you put in your body the better choices you tend to make.
All of my recipes have been perfected in my kitchen many times over and they are my favorites. In my home, we love sweets so all my dessert batch sizes are large enough for enjoying over and over and over. And of course, all recipes can be scaled up to accommodate more than the listed serving size, for assistance just email me.
So, if you like serving great tasting and great looking food, simplified cooking methods and exploring what rocks your palate take a peek at my recipes, tips, and comments about food functions. If you like email me or leave a comment because comments and tips are welcome!
Explore and Enjoy!