Homestead: the home and adjoining land occupied by a family (Merriam-Webster, 2019).
The way I was raised, where I was raised and the people in my life play a large hand in the person I am today. This homestead has squatter rights, so get comfy.
To gain a better understanding as to why I created this page I will give you a little back story on me.
I always had a love for food in any form. I was never a picky eater, which meant the possibilities were endless. I would say that food has always been a passion of mine. One of my the first “recipes” I created was a circle sandwich. The contents of this sandwich included, mayo, bologna, and bread cut into a circle using a cookie cutter. My food vocabulary has expanded since then. I have grown an appreciation for whole foods (real foods). I like to put an emphasis on real food meaning, less processed ingredients and making things from scratch.
My family is the main component of my inspiration for cooking. One member, in particular, is my nana. She is one tough cookie and continues to share her passion for cooking with everyone around her. First off, she is 95 years old and still keeping everyone on their toes. I believe it is because of her calm and loving approach to life, and scotch! I tie into a lot of tips and techniques I have learned from her over the years to create my meals.
Tieing in old traditions with new ones, I embark on the mission to recreate and redefine family dishes. The environment I grew up in also plays a key role in where and why these dishes came to be. I grew up on a farm surrounded by hard-working individuals and at the end of the day, food was always the thing that brought us all together. I hope to provide inspiration or entertainment as I share my historical modern day approach to cooking.