The title is apropos of nothing other than my desire for a Sound of Music pun.
What follows is a little lighthearted ribbing of book blogger Ti who mentioned in a comment on Lucy's Forever Home that she couldn't recall me doing a food-related post. Well she is right in the sense that I am no Ruth Reichl (whose memoirs you MUST read if you like food and/or cooking) and this ain't Gourmet magazine (RIP). But, I have posted about food once or twice over the years. In fact one of my earliest posts way back in 2006 was about food. And it is one of my most clicked on posts, probably the title pulls people in.
It is true that I am not one of those people who has an Instagram account where I post pictures of every meal I have ever eaten, but I do love to cook and bake. I first took a cooking class in the 4th grade during summer school, not just because I liked to cook, but because as a kid I was always hungry and the prospect of getting to eat what we made was too much for me to pass up. When I was in grad school at Cornell one of the best things I did was take "Culinary Arts for Non-Majors". That class was awesome layered with awesome. I thought I was a pretty good cook before that but it gave me a lot more confidence in my abilities and taught me how to mix things up a bit when it comes to modifying recipes.
Tips on how to cook breakfast radishes we saw in the Loire Valley in 2009.
One of my favorite meals of all time because of the company, the location, and the food. Again in the Loire Valley. And John did a particularly good job of capturing it on film. Click on the link for more.
Christmas 2009 was all about food.
My niece helping me bake brownies (albeit from a box--the best kind).
The summer of the successful CSA share. (I make that distinction, because the following year I was terrible at using or even picking up our CSA produce.)
Sauteeing aromatics is perhaps one of my favorite things to do. Here I am getting the stuffing ready for Thanksgiving 2012.
A literary connection: baking from the Barbara Pym Cookbook.
A healthy salad in Sedona.
I post many more food related photos on Facebook but still not crazy amounts. But hopefully I have given Ti something to chew on.