Hank and I have gone through a few food transitions over the course of our relationship. We have always done a lot of cooking, but at one point it was bread baking and fermenting. Recently (within the past 6 months of so), we have been taking the time to make a weekly menu. That way, when we hit up the grocery we have a complete list of all of the food that we will need for the week. Sometimes we keep a few extras in the freezer like meatballs or leftover curry, but mostly we make fresh meals every night. It works really well for us, and makes me excited for every meal!

Within the past few weeks we have had to change things up a little bit though, because we joined a ‘late autumn’ CSA. This means that we get one shipment of veggies in the month of November and then another one in December. Holy veggies! Now, we are forced (in a good way!) to make our menus based on what we already have. Our November shipment was something like 45 pounds (including ummm…8-10 lbs. of carrots).



I’ve been thinking about the idea of a blog for some time now. Hank, my husband, and I have joked about doing a podcast of our cooking excursions, but for some reason I don’t really see it happening. The thing is, not too many young couples out there cook as much as we do. I’m sure that there are plenty of reasons for this, but I think a few of the main reasons are that people claim they don’t know how, they think it is too hard, time consuming, or expensive. Here’s the truth: it can be hard, expensive and time consuming! But it can also be cheap, easy and loads of fun. The food we make is pretty ridiculously good. So much so that every time I am eating a meal, I can’t wait for the next one.

My hope is that people might read this and learn something. Maybe just that Hank and I are out of our minds, but hopefully we can inspire a few more people to take the time to cook some yummy food.