Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This is what happens when you encourage me....

A glorious harvest of potatoes...fingerlings, Kennebecs and Red Pontiacs.
These are from the end of the garden in North Carolina, potatoes are one of the last vegetables to harvest before the frost.

I have been wanting to write a kitchen blog for sometime now. I never knew exactly what I wanted to do about it, and now here I am. Two of my favorite people in the world have encouraged me to do it, so here goes.

I am still not sure where this will go, although I am sure that it will be an interesting journey for me, anyway. I have been wrestling with everything about it--the name, the recipes, the idea. Playfully wrestling, like you do with your puppies.

I decided on Dragon Woman because I was born in the year of the Dragon. The Chinese Year starts in late January or early February, and I was born in early January. I always go by the Dragon which is actually 1952, but I feel more like a dragon than a snake. And there you have it. I decided on mystical meals because of the alchemy that is produced by the combination of spices, love, kitchen goddesses and adventure.

I love to cook. I love to cook because there are no rules. Because the possibilities are endless (which is something that gives me great hope). Little doses of hope on a daily basis. I love to cook for the same reason that I suspect most people do who like to cook: it is an opportunity to recreate the nurturing and love and security that nourishes our souls every single day. I love fresh food. I love creating bliss out of flour and butter and honey. I love the looks on peoples faces when they eat something extraordinary that came from my kitchen. I love the attention, I love the magick, I love to eat. I love to feel the silky richness of Creme Brulee on my tongue. I love the smell of rosemary and garlic when they are baking into bread. I love the look of a well made paella with all it's textures and colors and shimmers.

So. A kitchen blog it is. And a home blog. And a garden blog. And a blessings blog.

And whatever else may find it's way here. Plenty of room for possibility.


1 comment:

  1. Just lookin' round the old blog world, and look what I found!

    After I just now finished a HUGE bowl of chili (and did the dishes, that's my only contribution to cooking!), you came along with this "kitchen-blog" thing and it's making me SO hungry. It was OK until you began describing the spice, the ingredients, the love, the honey, flour, the garlic, the whatever...and the EYES on faces of us who EAT. Well, I got hooked real quick.

    I cannot afford to return here--it's bad for my health! -grin



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