Welcome to Yum and Yummer!
There was a time when I assumed I could not cook and the mere thought of cooking sent me into a panic. Okay, not a panic, but it sent me to my nearest fast food restaurant because I speculated a paring knife to be a toddler’s steak knife and a Dutch oven meant something completely different and unappetizing. I call these years “the dark ages.” And also the poorly nourished ages.
During these dark times I ate so much Hamburger Helper that I’m surprised I didn’t start seeing a creepy glove that inexplicably had only four fingers. Do you think it lost the other finger in a bad mix-up with the mob? Or maybe it was a mutation from the increased intake of additives and sodium?
I couldn’t exactly tell you when I came out of the proverbial cooking closet, but once I set foot in the kitchen there was no going back. I found myself hungry. And not just for food, but for knowledge, and I couldn’t learn enough about food, nutrition or culinary technique.
This blog is a means by which I share my culinary success and the occasional flop. Every day I find myself learning new techniques and tricks, and I love nothing more than to share them in non sequitur and slightly (i.e. heavily) inappropriate ways.
I believe wholly in organic, natural foods, free range and humanely raised meats, the sustainability movement and try to remain as close to my food sources as possible. Therefore the recipes throughout this blog will be created with local and organic produce and meats where applicable.
Thanks for stopping by and please be sure to write me — I’d love to hear from you! Oh, and if anyone knows what happened to the Hamburger Helper glove’s fifth finger, please let me know. Seriously, I’m concerned.