Welcome to Spoon & Saucer! This site is about drawing attention to delicious real food, and the importance of knowing how to cook from scratch. It should be fun, and tasty!
What you’ll find here.
Back to Basics Tips. Sometimes you just need the basics. I want people to know how to make dried bread cubes, before such skills become a lost art. It’s easier than you think.
Fab Finds: These are useful (and fun!) things I find I couldn’t possibly keep to myself.
Tools & Techniques: There’s plenty to learn in the kitchen, and sometimes you just need a little direction on cutting up a whole chicken, or getting ALL the tomato paste out of the can.
Inpsiration when watching an artisan work, adventures while eating out, drinking coffee with a friend, eating someone’s delicious homemade dish, and visiting local markets. This is where I find inspiration.
Real Food is what Spoon & Saucer is all about. They are the things your grandmother would recognize: berries, homemade vanilla extract or roasted sweet potatoes. Real food, real delicious, real simple.
Simple Recipes I’ve written, tried or dreamed about. Some of them are adapted from books, some I’ve had in my clutches for a while, and still others that came straight out of my noggin. My goal is to always keep it simple. Or cater to my inner couch potato. Whatever.
Gluten Free Recipes: Whether by choice or necessity, real gluten-free food is easier than you think. Here are some recipes to help.
You’ll also find some sarcasm. Often.
What do I use to shoot those stunningly mediocre pictures?
My trusty iPhone. One day I will have a “big girl” camera.
What kind of schooling do I have?
I’m not a chef, and I don’t claim to be one. I’m a food nerd, and I love to eat, therefore, I love to cook. Everything I know about cooking is from family, friends, dining out, over a decade of obsessively watching all kinds of food programming on TV, and LOTS of mistakes. Ask my husband about the blue cheese pasta (I STILL gag at the mere mention of it.) I also read. A LOT.
What are my favorite cookbooks or kitchen gadgets?
Is this my full-time job?
If by “full-time job” you mean spending 40 hours a week in a cubicle, well, no. I go to sleep thinking about it, and generally wake up thinking about what I’ll make for breakfast. It’s an obsession for good food, conversation, and the things that happen around the table and home. It follows me everywhere, and I can’t turn it off. It really should pay better.
Do I follow any special diet?
Over the years I have tried many things. These days (and quickly approaching “midlife”), I stick with eating real whole foods, and keep the white powder (sugar, not that other thing) to a minimum. I eat just enough, and only the good stuff (mostly… I’m no food angel.)
Do I have some strong feelings about food?
Um, yes. I have a food blog. I also am increasingly annoyed by “food like substances” (read this book to learn more about what I mean) people consider to be food. They aren’t.
Have I found the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe yet?
No, but I’m getting dangerously close.
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