I've been meaning to start a blog for some time now but with 2 kids, a busy job and a home to keep clean . . . it's becoming increasingly challenging to find the time to do so. Honestly, composing a proper email is considered hard labor let alone maintaining a blog. However, after spending time with 2 kids, 3 if you count my husband, work and daily chores, writing a blog feels like it will come as a nice diversion from what I do for a living. As some of you may know, I spend my days managing the production of direct mail and lately, this is how I spend many nights, but I'd like to branch out and do so much more on my off hours.
The Familiar Home is meant to be a double entendre: it pertains to my abode as well as my neighborhood and city. I've lived in Seattle all my life and each weekend with family in tow, I explore the various neighborhoods, parks, eateries and shops all the while perusing for things that ultimately find their way to my home. For the foods that tantalize my taste buds, they'll eventually make their way into my test kitchen where mostly I don't even come close to achieving the same results, but all I can do is try. My successes are the ones I stuff carelessly into what I lovingly call a recipe binder. Not a single recipe is actually bound, just loosely scattered and closed shut.
So what is familiar to me are the things around me -- my home is my city. I hope you will participate in this blog by sending me recipes, art you've created, pictures or stories about your day. And whenever an idea pops into my head, I'm hoping that I will have the time to blog about it.
I look forward to sharing with you.