Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Heart of the Nest

Is it really true that the kitchen is the heart of the home?  I'm thinking it is although I love most of the rooms equally. However, the warmth of kitchen brings beautiful memories of sitting at the kitchen table while my Mom cooked our supper. "Mom" could be intermingled with "grandmothers" "aunts" "dads" - etc. I have wonderful memories of my grandmothers baking goodies and we got to slip a taste of the raw dough. Oh my! In my nook of a kitchen, there is not chair to seat and watch me cook, but there is the dining room table area that you can look into the area and chat while I cook away.

Since cable and the explosion of cooking shows ... The kitchen is where my cooking experimentation takes place in my little nest.

Watching The Food Channel - Chopped - has given this cook the opportunity to experiment with much more freedom and less fear. Top Chef is also a favorite show of mine and OK my dirty little secret - I also love Hell's Kitchen......

Tried and true recipes are always fun. However, making new ones is always a gamble. Mother gave me my little blue coring ware dish and after she passed away I inherited the bottom two which always brings a smile to my soul when using these to cook with. Grand memories of Mama float to the surface!

When experimenting after downloading a recipe or cutting it from a magazine, I am always making notes on what I like or don't and some are thrown away. Some are not eaten after cooking all day in the crock pot. My mistakes are seem to be around "seasoning" the pot. However, one lesson learned -- always, remember:

bon appetit

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Launch

Yes, it is now time to launch this new blog and I hope all of you reading this will enjoy.

As you know, or maybe not, I have a second blog, Honeysuckle Breeze, which deals with my artistic endeavors.  As the years have flown by, the poor breeze is languishing for me to visit more often.

So why a second blog?  I need some inspiration from the busy pace of life. Yes, I am creating but not posting a lot. I've given up trying to figure the whys. So what the heck.

Have a cup of coffee, read a good book, and just relax and enjoy. Will be back soon,


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Welcome to My Nest

This is a new journey for me and you. This is where I will show you my nest and why I love it so. It is a wonderful place created over the years to wrap a warm comfy quilt around my world. Enjoy. Take a stroll when you want. I will be here waiting.  Just knock on the door.

Glad you showed up, peeps.