Good morning everyone. You may have noticed that I haven’t posted consistently in a few years and that kind of bums me out. I really enjoyed writing and cooking and taking pictures but it wasn’t very sustainable. You see, I’ve operated on the platform that one should not post online content that isn’t their own and developing recipes is very time consuming work. About two years ago my family started making some pretty dramatic changes to finally make the move back to Minnesota. The biggest change was that we moved back in with my parents for seven months before I found a job and drove the moving truck north. While my parents were lovely, it was still their house and I just couldn’t carry on writing and developing the way I had been. I did get a few posts out, but October 2015 was the beginning of my drought. After moving up north in April 2016, I started a new job that kept me away from home for 11 hours each day and I still had a household to manage and a family to love and feed. That was my schedule until September when I quit my job. I am looking for another job, but that doesn’t typically happen overnight so why not start writing again?
Like I said, developing recipes is time consuming work, and believe it or not, I’m not the best cook or recipe developer out there. I spend so much time perusing recipes and food blogs that I just can’t fathom coming up with something new. I could certainly insulate myself from the culinary world around me and cook in a bubble and just post whatever I want, but that seems pretty narcissistic.
So here’s what I’m thinking and this is VERY subject to change. I’ll continue to live and cook and just share what I’m doing. Some recipes will be complex, some will be simple, some will be mine and some will not, and some will not even be recipes. For 18 months, I managed to keep my family alive with a stressful job and four waking hours at home each day. I didn’t always have the energy to cook. I did have the time — remember, I had four whole waking hours at home every single day — but my multi-tasking skills and energy didn’t often converge into a hot meal with the four of us sitting around the kitchen table. Right now I have the time to do what I enjoy so I’m going to do this and I hope you enjoy it too!
From my little corner of the world, thanks for reading and happy eating.
Caffeter, the Milkmaid