Welcome to Finding Joy in My Kitchen!
I do hope you will pull up a chair, and a nice cup of Snow Tea and take a gander through my recipes.
Allow me to introduce myself, I'm "SnoWhite" and I'm the chef here. I'm finishing up (literally... next Friday!!) my dissertation. My delightful cooking and life-long companion is Dr. "Frog Prince". He completed his PhD in October. We've been married from almost 3 years, and together have made strides to rid our home of pre-packaged foods.
Friday, April 9, 2010
The journey for me to find joy in my kitchen has been a long and bumpy one. And, it all started with one kiss.
In fact, our first kiss.
After Frog Prince planted a tender kiss on my lips, I felt my throat start to swell shut. Frog Prince had eaten nuts before he kissed me... and, seeing as I'm allergic to nuts... that was a problem! We spent the rest of the evening in the emergency room where all the nurses laughed at the story these two young, embarrassed love birds had to tell.
The next day, I had to call my family and tell them the news. While concerned about my health and well-being, my dad found the whole situation quite humorous. In fact, he couldn't stop laughing.
A few days later, I received this little guy in the mail....
In case you can't read the tag, in my father's handwriting it reads: "Use caution when kissing, results may vary!"
Hence why my hubby's name is "Frog Prince".
Everything turned out okay for me, but this "incident" spiraled me in to a world of fear -- fear that I couldn't eat anything or trust anyone with preparing foods for me to eat. So, I had to learn how to cook everything I wanted to eat. As I began to make my own bread, ice cream, crackers, granola and more, I learned I actually liked to cook.
Frog Prince and I were actually eating healthier by avoiding pre-packaged foods. Taking care of our family in the kitchen became something that brought me joy... and so my husband affectionately named me "SnoWhite".
Now, nearly 3 years later, we shop from the perimeter only at the grocery store, stockpile healthy foods in our freezer, and shop at local farmer's markets when possible. Through it all, I found great joy in my kitchen!
I invite you along on this journey. You don't need to be a gourmet chef, or have a huge kitchen with every appliance in order to cook healthy, affordable meals for your family. All you need is a little sense of adventure.
This blog is a place for me to share wonderful recipes with you - ones our family loves, and ones I can't wait to try. I hope that you'll find some of what you're looking for here, and that you too will find joy in your kitchen!
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