Welcome to My Delicious Blog! I love to cook (and eat) and to be around people who share the same passions. Life is more fun when you’re savoring something tasty, preparing a meal for a loved one, or simply watching someone enjoy a delectable treat, don’t you think? My cooking is inspired by my coastal lifestyle, my New England roots and, seasonal, whole foods.
Food writer Laurie Colwin wrote: “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past and the advice and menus of cooks present.” As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the kitchens of family members, trying recipes or simply watching them in action. They all influenced me, especially my French Canadian grandmother, who was a fantastic cook and made delicious food look easy — meat pie, pork roast with brown potatoes, chorizo and peppers, clam boil, baked beans and date squares were some of her best dishes, and I remember them all.
My husband Brendan is an artist. We live in southwest Florida, work from home, and spend a good deal of time fishing. When we’re on the water, tasty snacks are critical, especially when boredom sets in, so I’m always thinking of treats to pack. Our annual tradition of brunch on our boat (see pic above) garners a lot of strange looks from anglers when they see our homemade quiche, fresh fruit, hot coffee and vase of flowers, but my theory is that even if you’re not catching fish, you should still have fun!
You’ll see a lot of seafood dishes on My Delicious Blog – that’s because we catch quite a bit, or have gotten it from our large circle of fishing friends. But because you can’t eat seafood every day, you’ll also find salads, side dishes and, of course, desserts. And don’t miss my posts called “Field Trip Fridays” – interesting places I’ve visited, including food events, farmer’s markets, farms, etc. – anything that inspires me that I want to share with you.