Yesterday, while looking through some of Mark Bittman's posts on his New York Times blog Bitten, I saw a comment from the author of the blog Smitten Kitchen. I took a peek at Smitten Kitchen, and surfed around to a few others from her blogroll like Lottie and Doof, The Wednesday Chef, and Homesick Texan. These blogs are beautifully photographed, gastronomically intriguing, and mostly made me want to rush into the kitchen and serve up something good. As well as start my own food blog.
And here we are. I've started this blog as a way to catalogue my cooking adventures. I want to better plan the things I eat, remember what I make, and feel inspired to continue cooking. I want a way to keep track of the dishes I prepare and the recipes I use. I want to work my way through my always-growing pile of cookbooks, the accumulated farmer's market recipe pages, and the newly added group of food blogs. So, a toast, and cheers -- here's to seeing where this goes.