And so it begins…………..

Hello Blogosphere! Greetings from The Cafe Sucre Farine!

The intricacies of cooking and baking have fascinated me for as long as I can remember, so the birth of this blog is something I’ve been dreaming about for some time now. My husband says that I read cookbooks like “normal” people read novels and often refers to me as the crazy “chemist” in the kitchen.

If you and I were to go out to a good restaurant, you would most likely find me analyzing and “de-constructing” the food (in my mind of course) as I enjoy it. Often the following day you’d smell suspiciously similar aromas wafting from my kitchen!
When a new cooking magazine arrives in the mail I am thrilled and can hardly wait to steal away a few moments to peruse. In fact, I usually have a cuisine magazine on the bathroom counter top as I dry my hair. Some days my hair might look worse than others if I get more interested in the magazine than in tending to my locks!

Although I really enjoy baking (my friends and co-workers will attest to this as they are so often my “guinea pigs”), I also love preparing and coming up with recipes using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. For me, it’s a fun challenge to keep our meals healthy but at the same time delicious. That way when the baking impulse overtakes me, I don’t have to feel quite so terribly guilty. My blog will offer recipes that mirror this philosophy – I hope you enjoy it!

Chris

P.S. Check back  tomorrow for a recipe for a delicious dinner, simple enough for a casual weeknight meal, elegant enough for your most fancy-schmancy company!
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