Welcome to Off Her Cork!

In a previous life I had a blog where I talked about this, that, and that other thing. A good bit of that blog talked about cooking. What I had made, what I was going to make, how I was going to make it, you get the picture. Sometimes I even posted my grocery list. I’m that kind of crazy about cooking. “What if you did a cooking blog?”, Scott said to me a couple months ago. “Do you think I could?”

“Why not?”

And here I am, trying my hand at the concept of being a food blogger. I’m a bit nervous putting my recipes and ideas out there for the world to see, but I decided to grow a pair and just do it. I love cooking. It’s a part of who I am. It’s my very essence. If I’m unable to cook for a while, I start to get really cranky and a bit unpleasant to be around. Because I cook so much and talk about it to Scott constantly, I’m sure this is what prompted his suggestion.

With this blog, I want to share recipes and ideas with others. It’s also a tool for me to gather information and learn from other’s experiences. I am always learning and researching about food. I’m always cooking. Growing up in a really small farming town didn’t allow for much exposure to things (you mean tuna doesn’t always come in a can?!). It wasn’t until I moved out and away that I really began to experience cooking and had the ability to explore different ideas, ingredients, and techniques. Some things that I have now grown to love and consider staples, are things I have only recently been able to get.

I never write anything down, I just cook. I don’t even measure stuff unless I’m baking. Toss this in there and add some of that and do this, presto, food! And I realized that I really should start keeping track of what I do and how I did it so that I can do it again. Having a cooking blog is a way for me to archive my ideas and the things that I make while at the same time sharing them.

Consider it my own little online recipe box and archive of things that I discover along the way.

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