My name is Sara and I’m a mom of toddler twins (J and R) and a step-mommy to a 7 year old (E). Babies toddle and laugh and insist on eating everything I’m eating. They’re pretty great.
There’s also the fantastic Mr. C. He’s pretty great too. Puts up with me and everything. Of course, the benefits – including the homemade meals – tend to be spectacularly worth it, if I do say so myself.
I like cooking. I like making food from scratch, from recipes, from strange and wonderful ingredients. I love exploring grocery stores in other languages. *fascinating!*
Yeaaaaaah, I’m weird. My absolute favorite favorite favorite sandwich in this world is roasted green beans on good bread with a shmear of cream cheese and a few lines of sriracha sauce.
I know. Sounds *AWESOME* right? C said that when I got pregnant all I’d wanna eat is totally normal stuff, like American cheese sandwiches and fried eggs and mashed potatoes…. He was right. *humph*
A few months ago I started posting on Facebook what I was making for dinner every night. People started asking for links and photos. More than one person (ok, relatives) mentioned that my meals and their descriptions read like menus.
Huh, I thought…. Perhaps I should start something like a blog…. you know…post links and photos of the stuff I’m making…
I suppose here is a good place to mention that we keep a Kosher house. Now, C reveres all things bacon or bacon-smelling and has no interest in giving up his pork-loving ways, but out of respect for me and my choices, we keep a Kosher home. This means (in a nutshell) that we do not eat Pork, Shellfish or Meat/Poultry that hasn’t been slaughtered by a Kosher butcher. We also do not mix meat and milk together (no cheeseburgers, Shrimp Scampi or Bacon wrapped anything in this house). Learn more about Kosher here.
So I’ve been looking for a website or a blog where people cook, you know, normal food but with Kosher ingredients. Since I couldn’t find anything that isn’t heavy handed or totally Eastern-European Jewish Food, I thought I’d start my own. Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some schmaltz (chicken fat) but I prefer using Olive Oil in most of my dishes.
We had an afternoon brainstorming session, C came up with the title and – voila! Away we go!