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.