Kitchens and cooking are in my blood, so it was natural for me to become interested in food blogs. Initially amazed and awed by them, I began wondering if creating my own food blog was something I could do. Late one spring evening after a long day of baking Easter pies, I sat down with a glass of wine, a feeling of exhausted satisfaction, and a wish that I could share my day of preparing family recipes with my mom. We had a good relationship and I spoke with her every day. One of the first things she would ask was, “So, what are you making for dinner?” Even when Alzheimer’s started to rob her of her memory, she was still able to hold onto her enjoyment of discussing food. It may have been Easter, but it was my Epiphany. I can share what I’m making for dinner with other lovers of food.
I started taking pictures of what I had prepared for dinner–appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. My husband, Chris, was curious, but I kept my idea to myself for awhile. I was nervous about “going public.” I finally overcame my fears of possible criticism and typos and started the blog. The blog title was easy and remains my inspiration.
When not at work I love being in the kitchen. It brings back good memories of all the great cooks in my family who are no longer with us. Sometimes when my husband comes home he will say our house smells like an Italian restaurant. I know of no greater compliment.
Lucia Borzillo ©2017