Though I have the benefit of culinary professional training, I also grew up in a household where both parents enjoyed good food and cooking. Food has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember.
I currently work as a user experience consultant, which is a fancy way of saying I help design software so that it's easier for people to use. My husband Drake and I are city people who enjoy all the great things Seattle has to offer, particularly the opera and symphony.
We actually don't go out to eat much, which is where the joke about the Ward Street Bistro came in. We found that we usually enjoyed special meals at home more than going to a restaurant. Drake is master of the grill--with Seattle's weather it's possible to grill year-round.
Our kitchen is small, efficient and functional. We redid it a few years ago so now it's perfect for us. My favorite features are the soft, comfy cork flooring and the super-quiet dishwasher.
We use weekends to do some "cooking ahead" for the week and do our best to have weekday meals planned in advance. Friday evenings, though, are usually pizza night!
I started this blog because I was increasingly feeling a need to connect more with my culinary past. When I eventually retire from consulting I've thought about doing something food-related.
I hope you enjoy my little blog and if you have comments or feedback, I'd love to hear from you!