What's the deal with this here blog?
My name is Kymm, I'm in my early thirties and I live in Seattle with my husband Jim and two children: Jay (6) and Ian (3). I work as a database programmer and Jim stays home with the kids while juggling innumerable projects of his own.
I started getting interested in cooking almost three years ago when I was on maternity leave after having my second child. Jim and I had always shared cooking duties, but neither of us were super handy in the kitchen so we ended up getting takeout or pizza a lot and were generally bored with what we were eating. I found myself with about twenty pounds to lose and started doing some reading about nutrition and exercise. Somewhere along the way I developed an unhealthy addiction to cookbooks and started keeping track of the dinners I cooked in a little spiral-bound notebook and logging everything I ate into FitDay. The twenty pounds were gone after about five months, but the cooking stuck, and I started to broaden my horizons now that I wasn't cooking to lose weight.
This blog was initially part of a larger chat site used by a group of my college friends to stay in touch. I added a food chat page and ended up pretty much taking it over. So in March '06 I finally got my own site, incorporating the archives of the food chat.
I grew up on an organic farm, and the food I'm drawn to tends to be heavy on fresh vegetables and fruits. I love food influenced by Asia, India, Mexico, and the Mediterranean. Jim likes cheese, chicken, and pasta and can't stand capers, olives, pickles, or anything with a 'weird' texture (oh how I miss cooking with capers and olives, I still sneak them in sometimes). The boys don't like anything - thus the name of my blog. It's an ongoing struggle to balance my love of trying new things with the need to get some sort of food that the boys will eat on the table before they spontaneously combust from hunger. This blog gives me a place to write about that struggle as well as reviewing the cookbooks and recipes that I try. Hopefully others will enjoy reading about my experiences and will drop by to share their own. Please feel free to email me at the address below or leave a comment on the blog.