Last weekend I visited my sister for an annual 'Green Goddess' weekend. A few years back, my sister and her friends started the 'Green Goddess' weekends in a way to keep connected with friends and enjoy each others company while indulging their culinary obsessions. Basically, this means this weekednwe had a lot of great conversation while eating great food and sipping on great wine.
My sister spent a lot of time and energy to make sure we were all fed really well. One morning she made us these wonderfully tasty eggs and ham cups. You can see the recipe she used on her blog, Season to Taste.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.