About The Voice
I am a stay at home mom who loves to cook and bake and who loves to write. I decided to combine those interests into this blog, where I’d like to think I am talking to my readers while I am cooking and baking (and truly I have been known to talk to myself while in the kitchen). And of course I also just like to talk about the food I love–more than most people can stand probably. I have also discovered that the more I write, the more what I have to say about food celebrates memories: My own memories of family, life and food, and the memories my family is making every single day.
You may have noticed that the food I love can mean almost anything. I am completely unable to put myself in a box when it comes to food so I hope you’ll enjoy my jumping from a rich and indulgent chocolate dessert to a Thai curry to a Spanish tapas dish to Scottish shortbread, but my biggest focuses are international cuisine, one pot meals, cookies and cakes. I also take photos–because we all want to drool over food porn–but I’ll be the first to admit that I am learning all the time as a photographer and so I hope you’ll remember that when you see some of my earliest posts!
Jmaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech, July 2011
I am an ambidextrous Libra (they tell me the Libra part has changed but I don’t buy it). My usually enthusiastic tasters are my daughters Alex, age 7, and Sammy, age 6, and my husband John. The always enthusiastic dogs are 2 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Finnegan and Delilah, and Skamp, the Golden Doodle puppy the girls got from Santa. If you follow me on Twitter you know I bleed Maize and Blue and follow the Wolverines in football, basketball and ice hockey. I am also a Cleveland Indians fan in the summer when college sports dwindle away. I am a voracious fan of many genres of music, but at this point in my life I pretty much only go out of my way to see U2 live. I read every night before bed– fantasy, science fiction, sometimes mysteries, whatever has been assigned in my book club, and cookbooks. I have a huge cookbook
problem collection. My idea of complete bliss is lying in the sun on the beach–and the fact that I don’t live near one probably explains a lot about my state of mind. Instead I live in a small college town in southwest Ohio somewhat in the middle of nowhere–but I can get to civilization in about 45 minutes.
Special thanks are due to my husband, a bio-informatician, who spent one of his spring breaks teaching himself WordPress and Thesis so I could switch to this site. The design is by myself (with his input).
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