About This Blog
This blog is a joint endeavor between my fiancee, Dustin, and myself and represents a means of chronicling our adventures in the kitchen. The two of us share a number of common passions, we are both hopelessly addicted to the amazing high of rock climbing. We both appreciate the arts (Dustin is, in fact, a photographer by degree) and are lovers of good music. But above all we are both passionate about good food – and get really excited about top notch locally grown produce, and sustainably caught/humanely raised meats and seafood.
I have been inspired by so many fantastic food blogs out on the web, Smitten Kitchen, 101 Cookbooks, Sprouted Kitchen, the Sassy Radish, Food Loves Writing, and the Home Sick Texan are among some of my favorite online reads. I also own a somewhat embarrassingly large collection of cookbooks. My cooking is certainly influenced by global cuisine but I find myself consistently drawn to new British cuisine, Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley, and Yatam (OK, maybe more middle easter than new Brittish, be he is in the UK as well) have all deeply influenced my cooking style. I have also drawn influence from my own upbringing in an oddly mish-mashed multicultural (Indian-Irish-Italian) household. And all of this, couples with an irrepressible urge to create dishes that will bring together and nourish my loved ones has brought me here to post my homemade creations on this new site. This is a new sort of experiment for me and I greatly appreciate feedback and comments from readers! I hope you find among the recipes I post some fuel to whet your culinary appetite and that it inspires you to warm your belly with dishes of your own creation!