When I started this blog back in 2014, it looked totally different than it does today. It was called “Around the World in 80 Plates” (get it?) and I was going to make 80 dishes from all over the world.
Well, you know what they say about best laid plans, right? As I should have expected, I quickly started to get bored. Not so much bored with the food (who gets bored with food??) but bored with the project. It was slow goings. I wasn’t making an international dish every night, or even every week. I needed to either change it up or just stop altogether, so I decided to change it up.
I had another blog on a different website that I had been working on for quite some time. It wasn’t great, but it gave me a chance to write, which I love to do. I wrote mostly about my family, which is fine, but I began to have reservations about the information and photos I was putting out there with my kids. The more I thought about that, the more I didn’t write my blog.
So I found myself in a place where I wanted to write and tell stories about my life, but I also love food and cooking. That was my lightbulb moment. I got rid of the other blog (save for a few posts I really liked and didn’t want to lose) and revamped this one to include all my foodie adventures.
Food is so universal. We all have memories that can somehow be tied back to food. Each country, region, culture contributes to each other. No matter where you are from, friends and family with food on the table… those are the moments worth living for.
This blog was set up to chronical a journey of sorts. That journey’s destination may have changed, but it’s still a journey. So, I apologize for the posts at the beginning while I was figuring this whole thing out (not the recipes, though. Those are still good!) and I hope you enjoy what the site has turned into, because I really enjoy creating it.
(**All recipes are my own, unless I say otherwise. I will always give credit where credit is due and I’d appreciate the same.)