For as long as I can remember, I have had a love of food. Even as a child, I loved eating all sorts of different things.
Growing up, my mom made home cooked meals almost every night. My sister and I grew up learning how to cook, and even cooked dinner periodically once we became old enough. Good food has been a part of my life for a very long time.
Over the years I have learned a great deal about food and am a self-proclaimed foodie. Creating new recipes is a passion of mine, whether it be from scratch, or ideas from the cookbooks I enjoy reading in my free time (free time?). I am always learning new techniques, using new products and trying new ingredients.
I absolutely love sharing the outcomes with others that have an interest in food. Along the way, I have had many failures, but I learned from each and every failed meal. All recipes I post are my own and have been made and tested in my own kitchen.
In addition to cooking, the boyfriend and I are always on the hunt for the next best restaurant. Living in San Diego, we spend a lot of time eating our way through the city. We read about new restaurant openings, chefs entering the San Diego food scene, and new food trends. I enjoy writing posts about the great foodie experiences we have, in hopes that it will help others create great experiences of their own.
Throughout the years, I have learned many neat tips and tricks. From the best way to cook great eggs to tips on finding great restaurants, I hope to help others in their hunt for the best food.
The idea to start a blog came from my grandma. On a recent visit, she told me stories of the travel adventures her and my grandpa had in their earlier years. She pulled out this wonderful scrapbook of a month long African safari, and as we flipped through the pages, I saw how happy it made her to relive those memories.
I realized that I want to be able to look back on my experiences with fond memories (well even just memories!). Not excited about creating a scrapbook, I decided to go a different route and start this blog. Sharing my foodie experiences with others brings me joy.
I enjoy the opportunity to look back at the wonderful experiences and amazing food I have eaten in my life.
AND, it forces me to write down my recipes!
Oh, and I work a full time job as an accounting and finance manager for a small company that I am quite fond of. Yes, I am an accountant during the day.
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