Who We Are
Marc (the photographer) and Kelly (the writer) are a husband and wife duo raising two small girls in the suburbs of Boston. When they met, they immediately bonded over a shared love of food and drink, and enjoyed trying new restaurants. Now that Thing 1 (age 3) and Thing 2 (brand new) are here, their opportunities to try new restaurants are far fewer. Instead, they spend their time trying out new and creative recipes at home. This blog is an opportunity to share those recipes and cool food finds with everyone.
The Way We Eat
In early 2008 Kelly read Michael Pollan’s, Omnivores’ Dilemma. This sparked an interest in making more informed choices about the food they eat. She followed that up with more research and by reading other Michael Pollan books and Barbara Kingsolvers’ Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Kelly got Marc on board and they began to explore how they might eat more locally. This lead to them joining multiple CSAs (community supported agriculture), including summer fruits and vegetables, winter vegetables, and locally raised meats. They also try to cook from scratch as much as possible. This includes making all their own bread, ice cream, jams, and even things like sausage and bacon. They can and preserve fruits and vegetables as much as possible during the season, and even dabble in making yogurt and cheese from time to time. They try to cook using seasonal ingredients as much as possible and modify recipes to incorporate whatever seasonal ingredients they have on hand. In 2009, they even joined a CSF (community supported fishery) and for 12 weeks received whole (uncleaned) fish that they gutted, scaled, and filleted. They hope this site inspires you to try your hand at cooking with seasonal, local ingredients.
12 responses to “About The Wicked (awesome) Whisk”
Your blog is totally awesome! Now I know how to cook the veggies I get from the CSA. (I have never eaten brussel sprouts before.) Love the photos and recipes!
Oh Marc and Kelly! What a fantastic idea to share your discoveries with the rest of us poor folk. Beautiful photos with interesting and clear recipes. Thank you and congratulations on a job well done!
Marc and Kelly I love your site. Now that I’m retired, I hope to do more “from scratch” cooking and love the concept of using what is locally grown and what is in season. The pictures are awesome and love the writing.
Thanks for a sharing such delicious recipes. Will definitely be trying the risotto ones.
Great job on the site, thanks for sharing the delicious recipes. Looking forward to trying the risotto ones.
Marc & Kelly,
Great meeting you both today at the park! Say hello to thing 1 and thing 2 for us. Awesome site…. very inspiring! I can’t wait to show my wife.
Hi Marc and Kelly,
We love your site. Thanks for sharing all the great recipes and especially the wonderful meal on our recent visit. You two are inspiring! It was great to meet “thing 1” and “thing 2” and look forward to having you join us when you can travel this way.
Just found out about your blog….LOVIN’ IT!! Pics and recipes are great. You inspire!
Very impressed with the range of recipes you share. They all look so delicious! You have inspired us to buy a CSA share. We started looking today and am SO excited about it! Oh, and love the potato recipe…my mother will be proud 🙂
Very impressed with the range of recipes you share. They all look so delicious! You have inspired us to buy a CSA share. We started looking today and am SO excited about it! Oh, and love the potato recipe…my mother will be proud
Very impressed with the range of recipes you share. They all look so delicious! You have inspired us to buy a CSA share. We started looking today and am SO excited about it! Oh, and love the potato recipe…my mother will be proud +1
I’m new to the world of food blogging, both in the writing and the reading sense. Yours looks fabulous! I’m a huge fan of Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. I’ve recently relocated to the Cleveland area, and spent an entire afternoon putting together a spreadsheet of local food sources by food type. Still getting settled, but can’t wait to start shopping! I also plan to join my first CSA this year. Luckily I have a local fish source where they’ll clean the fresh fish for you. Anyway, just wanted to say hi, and congratulations on a great blog!