I love to cook, more importantly, I love to cook for other people. Cooking is how I show appreciation for a job well done with coworkers. It’s how I show my husband and two children that I love and care about them. Cooking has become a way for me to express myself emotionally and artistically.
I decided to start a blog because in addition to enjoying spending time in the kitchen I also love to write about, and take pictures of the food I create. It is my way of showing others the cooking skills I learned. My mom taught me how to cook when I was younger, and she did it all without the use of measuring cups or spoons. When I learned how to bake a cake from scratch, I asked “how much of each ingredient?” she would then pour the flour into a bowl then pour a little sugar over the top, then an even smaller amount of cocoa over that. She would explain the correct “parts” the whole way through. Her cakes always turned out amazing using this method. This has been my approach to cooking ever since. I have made some god awful concoctions but eventually learned how to make some wonderful meals.
Twenty-five years later I still use this unconventional cooking method to teach my children their way around the kitchen. I show my children that cooking comes from the soul, it’s a form of art. It is meant to be created and shared with the world.
Starting tomorrow, I will share some of my favorite recipes that I have come up with. I like to add a lot of color to my food with fresh fruits and Vegetables. I only use fresh or minimally processed ingredients in my cooking.