What the blog??

Inquisitive Ralph

I’ve been noodling around with the idea of writing a cookbook for several years.  I would get a spurt of energy – write some recipes and articles, forget where I put them, or put them in a secure place – so secure I’d forget where it was…suffice it to say, I wasn’t getting any traction.  I found myself wondering if I would every muster enough discipline to get it done.

One day, not too long ago, I started to pay attention to my own habits when it came to cooking.  At some point during the day, an idea would pique my interest – which then led me to do some searches on my phone, laptop or tablet.  I’d want to explore new culinary territories and do searches on a single ingredient, chef, cooking show or cuisine.  So here is the picture – The foreground:  My chosen electronic device propped up on my kitchen counter.  The background:  Dozens of cookbooks on my shelf.  Something was wrong.

I felt like a fraud.  How could I write a cookbook when I rarely used one myself.  Please don’t get me wrong.  I have lots of great cookbooks – and have used them for many years; their dog-eared pages and sauce stains as proof.  But nowadays, my preferences are all more digital in nature.

A blog is born.  My hope is that you also share the convenience of going digital.  Eventually, my vision is that this will be a repository of recipes, ingredients, tools and articles that help your efforts in the kitchen.

Let me know what you think!  Tell me what would be useful for you!

In the meantime, thanks for your support and encouragement!  Get cooking!!

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A great day for me is preparing great meals for friends and family. I enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and also updating classics that I've enjoyed for years. I love to travel and try lots of new cuisines - and wouldn't be anything without the love of my family!

4 thoughts on “What the blog??

    1. Thanks! Regarding your own devices – while you’re cooking, adjust the time it goes to sleep…it’s probably set for three minutes or so. Just set it for longer or not at all! :-)

    1. Hi Lynne! What a great question! Be sure to slice your onions thinly and sauté in your choice of fat (olive oil or butter – or coconut oil if you’re being good!) for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Here’s the secret: add a teaspoon or so of sugar. That really helps the carmelization. I also add a splash of red wine vinegar too…to add a little zing! Let me know how they turn out!

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