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 three! My little girls, Ève, Audrey, and Hazel are the sweetest girls you’ll ever meet – or maybe I’m just biased. At 11 months apart between the oldest two – one in kindergarten and one in preschool to boot – I look for fun ways to let them help in the kitchen, along with creative ways to keep them interested in meal-time. Every day is a new adventure and it is fun learning along the way with them. They always keep me on my toes with their ever-changing likes and dislikes. My youngest is just a few months old, but make no mistake, when it’s time for solids, we will be embarking all sorts of new foods to try together!
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. So as you can imagine not every night is a gourmet meal, but every night is a chance to catch up, slow-down from the fast-paced day we have all had and talk. 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 out 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 recipes I’ve been meaning to try from some already incredible chefs, and creating (hopefully) some amazing dishes and new memories.
Welcome to Fuchsia Freezer, and welcome to my kitchen!