welcome to my kitchen

The idea of starting a blog has been floating around in the back of my mind for awhile now...I mean, I spend hours scouring the web for new & interesting food/cooking blogs or recipes, I have an entire bookcase full of cookbooks and I love spending my weekends experimenting in the kitchen.  I guess you could say food is my hobby and I thought it might be nice to start keeping track of what I'm up to.  After all, it's a lot of fun to try out a new recipe, but once it's all been eaten, that its - it's gone. 

So here's my plan: I'm going to share my kitchen adventures, dreams and recipes.  But my interest in food doesn't stop in my own kitchen...I also love trying new restaurants and visiting my old favorites.  I like kitchen gadgets and I have a soft-spot for vintage linens.  A lot of my Saturday mornings include a visit to a farmers market and last year I dabbled in gardening.  Basically, I just want to share what's on my mind and my love of all things food.

So that brings us to the name I chose for my blog...

                                                   messy little cook

Well, it's the truth, and you can't hide the truth!  Trevor has been calling me his "messy little cook" for a long time.  I seem to get almost every dish dirty, and it's guaranteed that there will be flour or something all over the counter and the floor.  I'm working hard at trying to do clean-up as I go, but it's difficult.  I like to say that the more mess I make, the more love is in the food!
So as I put up posts, you might see some mess, but I hope you'll also see the love.