Welcome to My Delicious Blog! I love to cook (and eat) and to be around people who share similar 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.
Laurie Colwin once 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 kitchens of family members, either trying recipes or simply watching them in action. They all influenced me, especially my French Canadian grandmother, a fantastic cook who 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. I remember them all.
My husband Brendan is an artist. We live in southwest Florida, work from home, and love to fish. When fishing, tasty snacks are critical, so I’m always ready. Our annual ‘brunch on the boat’ garners lots of strange looks from anglers who see our quiche, fruit, hot coffee and vase of flowers, but I think that even if you’re not catching fish, you should still have fun!
You’ll find lots of seafood dishes here, along with salads, sides and desserts. My “Field Trip Fridays” highlight places I’ve visited, including festivals, farmer’s markets, farms, etc. – all places that inspire me, and hopefully you! Oh, and be sure to check out my flour sack towels — designed and printed in our very own studio and ready to grace your kitchen 🙂