“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
We have decided that it’s time for a hobby! And what better to make a hobby of than something that we already enjoy almost every day? So we are starting our own little food and drink blog.
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I love to cook. Learning to play with tastes and create something memorable is a great joy. Sometimes dinner is a simple affair and occasionally it is a half day marathon. Inspirations from Pintrest, Julia Child, The Joy of Cooking and many more have graced our table. Some have been more successful than others. Trial and error is life and learning from these experiences only helps us grow. When things don’t quite turn out right the first time that only seems to increase my level of curiosity and desire to tweak the recipe and make it my own. Levi is a stickler for following the recipes and rules and keeping me on track when I get a little too free spirited in the kitchen. We make a pretty great team and I’m having the time of my life.
Cooking and drinking are things that I hadn’t done much of in my life, but after recently buying a house, I was ready to take that next stage in my life which included a lot of things that are part of being an adult. I actually don’t do much of the cooking, that is more Danielle’s area of creativity (which she is really good at may I add), but I am sort of the resident bartender. The interesting thing is that I was against drinking until I was about 22 and until recently I only did it socially which wasn’t very often. Since entering my “adult” life I have opened up to drinking adult beverages and in turn have learned to make some very tasty beverages, after all there is an app for that! It’s been a fun journey, having a liqueur cabinet and being able to make a wide variety of drinks and to entertain like adults do. I am looking forward to what the future brings and all the wonderful dishes and drinks we whip together.
Cocktail hour has become quite a sacred ritual at our house. It’s a time to get inventive, try new things and just unwind and chat. It’s customary to add to the liquor cabinet every Friday, this has brought some interesting tastes into the mix. Themed beverages are by far our favorite to create. Putting on some tunes and dancing around the kitchen making dinner can be sometimes the most fun part of the day. Whether we are cooking for ourselves or for friends dinner and cocktails we are always having a good time. Welcome to our first blog: Nom Nom, Sip Sip.