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This is my attempt at a blog. Since I am presently in between gigs (aka unemployed)*, I thought this would be a good time to give it a try. I am using it as a sort of food journal/recipe keeper and if a few people are entertained by reading it in the process, great. If not, so be it.  I'm not looking for fame and fortune here.

I make every effort to give credit where credit is due.  If you feel that I did not appropriately give credit, please let me know. Feel free to poke around and leave a comment as I said this is really a work in progress so any feedback would be appreciated.

Cooking Terminology:
BUTTER always means unsalted butter. I usually use organic
BUTTER for baking is always at room temperature
EGGS for baking are always at room temperature
FLOUR always means all-purpose flour. I usually use King Arthur Flour. I measure it by the spoon in and level method
SALT/PEPPER always means to taste - everyone has different tastes when it comes to salt & pepper
HERBS are usually fresh unless otherwise stated
Oven is always preheated
Pans are usually greased with Crisco (yeah I know yuck - but it works great for greasing)

I use a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 for photos.  I've not had so much experience with inside shots using flash. I feel more confident with my outdoor pics, but since this is a food blog, there aren't too many outside shots.  So this is a learning experience. I use the Joby Gorilla tripod. It is a really flexible, user-friendly tripod. We had originally purchased this tripod to use for a trip to Tanzania (ditto for the camera). It was definitely a great purchase (great trip as well).

*5/2014 I'm now working again, which is really cutting into my cooking time! I was only off for about 2 months and boy did those 2 months go fast. I'm trying to keep up with posting at least 3 times a week. If not, then you know I've had a busy, crazy week.

Updated 8/2014


  1. Hi Janet,
    I was trying to post on your spinach pie post but couldn't find how to post there.
    Anyway I like your blog so much and I'm definitely going to try many of your recipes (I'm trying to decide if preparing the vegetable bread or the potato pie first ;-)).
    Compliments :-)

    1. Ana:

      I don't know why you couldn't post on the spinach pie page? If you click on where it says "no comments" at the bottom of the entry. the comment box should pop up.

      I would definitely recommend doing the vegetable bread first - you will want to do a lot of variations of it once you taste it ;-)


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