Some of my best memories involve delicious food, great company and sitting around a kitchen table. Growing up, I remember countless Saturday nights not eating dinner until 8 pm – my parents were talking, my mom cooking, and making Saturday night an event. Our house smelled delightful, and at times, when I’m making a ‘saturday night event’ I can still remember being a kid and waiting (somewhat) patiently for my mom to call me for dinner. Growing up in a small town south of Ottawa, Canada, there were no take-out places that didn’t involve pizza. So my mom would make the ‘take-out’, everything from wings & fries to an elaborate pasta meal. These are the nights I want re-create for my family.
Speaking of, I am a mom of four sweet girls! My littles are, Ève, Audrey, Hazel, and Clodagh. They are the sweetest girls you’ll ever meet – or maybe I’m just biased. My two oldest are currently in elementary school, and my youngest two are kicking it at home with me. That means I need to come up with fun, creative, and delicious ways to keep them all interested in what’s happening at meal time.
For myself, what makes me feel really good, what makes me feel like I’m bringing my family together: making a meal worth savouring. Don’t get me wrong – I am a working mom who is taking some time off to raise my kids… but four smaller mouths to feed, along with a hungry husband means it’s busy. You can imagine not every night is a gourmet meal, but every night is a chance to catch up from the day, and enjoy the stories. What better way to do that, than over a bowl of homemade soup, and freshly baked bread (if time permits)?
Although I have no formal training in the kitchen, food is my passion. I enjoy cooking it almost as much as I enjoy eating it! I would not be able to do any of this without the love and support of ‘my partner in crime’ Clint. For several years, he has been joining me in the kitchen, glass of wine in hand, ready to talk about whatever – making Saturday night an event. Even now during this adventure, he’s willing to put his taste buds through some interesting combinations I’ve come up with. With out him, I don’t think any of this would be possible.
I love reading blogs: food, organizing, home décor and such, but find it hard to find all of the supplies or ingredients needed so I’m taking a shot at it myself. Now living only 20 minutes away from where I grew up, and still outside of the city, I want to continue the tradition of Saturday night events. I’m here to share some tips I have discovered along the way and share with you some lessons learned. Please drop me a line at email@example.com and share any ideas and/or recipes you may have! You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter. I’m going all out from DIY-ing my own dish cloths, to organizing those scary junk drawers, reviewing cookbooks that make it to my bookshelf from some incredible chefs, and creating (hopefully) some amazing dishes and new memories.
Welcome to Fuchsia Freezer, and welcome to my kitchen!