For a dose of randomness, here come 5 facts about me:
1.) I grew up on a sheep farm, and I know how to shear a sheep! (and drive a tractor...)
2.) Besides the USA (which is where I, well, live) the country where I've spent the most time is Israel. I still dream about the fresh figs and dates...
3.) While I love to read nearly everything, I am obsessed with: a. anything William Faulkner ever wrote. b. 18th Century British literature.
4.) While I was in college getting my undergraduate degree, I took Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Calculus... AS ELECTIVES. They still remain some of my favorite classes of all time. Even I cannot explain this. :-)
5.) One of my favorite food memories is of the time my friend Lisa and I stayed up all night frying fig and goat cheese wontons for a catering gig the next day... We saw the sun come up, there were piles and packages of wontons everywhere, I'd never seen so much goat cheese before in my life - and we were still wide awake and laughing!
Amidst the spirit of getting to know each other better, it's high time I properly introduced the cast and crew with which I share the kitchen!
I share adventures and a warm, wonderful house here in the Deep South with my incredible fiance, Zach, who is in medical school and is an amazing chef,
and our three cats,
Fritz (who is embarrassed that I dress him in such undignified clothing),
Ruby (who is always ready to keep us safe from anything flying by the window),
and Roux (who has a passion for 20th Century American Literature).
The cat trio is certain that, at the very least, the bed, the couch, and the dining room chairs belong to them, and that we are allowed to use these items purely because of their generosity. They are quite adept in the kitchen in their own right, although their primary task is attempting to trip me in the hopes of catching a flying bit of salmon or Parmesan...
We also have a catfish named Bernard, who is surely more amusing, erratic, and insane than a fish is ever supposed to be...
Oh yes, and this is me -
So now that you’ve been introduced to us all... welcome to our kitchen family!