Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome to My World!

One of the reasons I enjoy cooking at home so much is that I'm spoiled by my own cooking.  As a solitary gourmet, I get to pick my own ingredients and control the method, and ultimately the delicious outcome, of everything I eat.  My nutritional needs are met with careful planning, and the results are both visually appealing and mouthwateringly appetizing.

Of course, dining with Family & Friends is a wonderful thing, but, hey, when you live alone, you eat alone a great deal, and my goal is to make that as enjoyable and delicious an experience as possible!

I've been cooking since I was 12, love good food, and am always looking for new recipes and fun ways to turn out old favourites.  I innovate as well adapting recipes to cook for 1 or 2, and also cook ahead and freeze many meals. 

When my daughters were growing up I catered to their varied tastes, instilling in them a love of preparing meals from scratch.  Now as I cook primarily for myself, and endeavour to make every meal an occasion, my table is set with a colourful placemat and I always take the time to "savour the flavour".

Usually I dine by myself with my patient dog, Misty, sitting at my feet, wide-eyed and wishing for scraps to fall. 

This blog is my way of sharing and connecting with other "Solitary Foodies" out there.  We dine by ourselves, but we are not alone!

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