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!

  1. Cyndi in Atlanta
    July 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Cooking for friends and family is a passion for both me and my husband. Your pointers for entertaining are excellent and your recipes are refreshing. Really enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your next posts!

    • July 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Cindi,

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. I am so excited to have new readers. If you happen to try out any of the recipes or if any of them inspire you to create something of your own let me know! I would love to hear your feedback.

      Thanks again!


  2. Sarah
    September 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    So confused about when and how much of the curry paste to add to the Mangalore Chicken Curry. Made the paste and the main dish but the recipe does not explain how/when to combine them. Please advise

    • September 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Hi Sarah, thanks for your comment! I have amended the recipe and hopefully have clarified a bit on when the curry paste goes in and how much is involved (the whole lot of paste.) thanks so much for reading!

  3. Sarah
    September 9, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Thanks so much. I used only half and added for just the last fifteen minutes. Still yummy but not as much as flavor as I would have liked. Next time, will follow new instructions…thanks. P.S. I met your mom at Berwyn Nails last week, she is the one who told me about your site. Glad she did!!

  4. May 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    It looks like you had some yummy food at your Bridal shower! Love, Mommy

  5. November 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Emily,

    Dave McCormick from Pro Kitchen Gear here in Greenville, Delaware. Just met Mom and so glad to have been introduced to your wonderful blog!


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