I am retired and living in Florida. I enjoy my grandkids because they are always under foot. I started cooking as a child because my mother worked outside of the home. Also I enjoy fiber and needle arts.
I started writing this blog here in September 2010. I came here with a group of bloggers after a reader blog was closed on a political opinion news site a year earlier. I still occasionally write something on that group blog. Like me several chose to utilize the option of having an individual blog.
Most of the early posts were political opinion pieces that I have since deleted because they were written here to cross post on an outside blog, I found the draft feature here easier at the time to use and the picture hosting here could be linked from outside of WordPress at time. But I fell in love with all the food bloggers that were here during that time. I would try their recipes and then reblog them here or link them here. Only those links and reblogs no longer existed because the blogs had closed. So now my first 2 years is blank. I did write some of my own recipes but my photos were bad because of the digital camera I had. I finally caught on how to take advantage of all the tools and had a better camera in May of 2012.
Since then I have been adding recipes here and have gotten better at doing this. I have met many people in this journey. There just a few that was here when I got started are still here. Some moved to their own domain others just stopped. I have since learned not to link to other recipes but to rewrite them, incase the link stops working. Being able to do this has been work but also a pleasure.
Food writing is very time consuming and difficult because the recipes have to be made and tested. I only post a recipe if I am sure it can be easily recreated by my readers. The standard I have is high and sometimes it takes me several tries to get the recipe just right. Keeping the dishes simple and inexpensive is my other goal. It is not very cutting edged or gourmet when writing for an audience that has a limited income to spend.
I try to do this without sounding like a prepper. I base many of the recipes on what is being distributed by my local food bank. Being a client at the food bank I have met so many that don’t have the cooking skills it takes or recipe ideas on how to use what is available to them. Many are also elderly women living alone who have outlived their husbands and savings. It is a challenge but a goal that keeps me interested in writing this blog. Having a limited resources also keeps me from a regular routine of weekly offerings. I post when I can with something new. It all depends on what I have to work with.
I hope you enjoy my site which is a current work in progress because WordPress keeps updating to stay in line with current technologies.