I’m a recent newcomer and was hoping to find your first postings, or perhaps your original blog? I would love to see how this all started. I loved reading your wedding cake saga. Do you have a live link to your original blog and/or to your first intro/hello post?
WOW. I just made it through the last four years. I believe, DEB, it is about time for you to have either a) your own cookbook or b) your own cooking show. You are an inspiration and I love the beautiful photography!
Amazing. I have been looking for that one website to inspire me to cook every day for my man, my love, and, well, here it is. Thank you so much Deb for getting out there and sharing your beautiful gift of cooking and photography. We have similar taste, which is probably why I bookmarked a good portion of your recipes :) I hope you’re able to bring this amazing collection together someday soon and make a cookbook!!
Well, I’ve just taken a lovely trip through your entire archive, and I’d like to say I am now culinarily (yes, that’s now a word) ready to face the world. Okay, that might be a BIT of an exaggeration, but really, it was pretty darn inspiring. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and recipes, and keep it up!
Like many others I just read through your entire archive and ended up here, in the very beginning. I must admit that I have tears in my eyes! I’m so touched by how positively you and your wonderful recipes and pictures have influenced me in the past couple of months! I’m in a transition moment in my life and I see that discovering the joy and reward of baking/cooking has added a lot more colors to my life! Obviously I’m a fan of yours and I already bought your cookbook on pre order! I’d love to see you on TV or meet you someday. Thank you, my kitchen guru! <3 :-) Like I have said so many times, you are amazing!
It’s 2013 and I also just recently found your blog. I had to find the beggining and come to find out your fist post here was in 2006. That is amazing! I love it. Keep cooking because You are a inspiration. I can’t wait to get your cook book.
Mariam — Yes, it was just a test post for formatting but then people commented so I left it up! Previously, I blogged at thesmitten.com but about dating and other dull stuff, only sometimes talking about food.
I feel like I can use your first name because your writing style makes me feel like I know you a little after reading your book (your personality and sense of humor..but maybe that was the bourbon you mentioned that your editor gave you). Anyway, I bought your book recently and began reading with earnest today. I can’t wait to start cooking once I publish this comment.
I love your comical description of Kale and using it raw in salads.
I agree. It is pretty bitter.
Moving on, I will admit that I feel a little embarrassed to be wanting to tell you about a recipe I think you will like…considering I am telling you on your famous website about your famous cooking book. Maybe it’s the voice that comes out of your writing that makes me think you’d not be offended or would enjoy hearing of a recipe someone thinks you might like.
It’s from Heidi Swanson’s “super natural every day”. If you don’t like coconut, you may not like it. The only reason I send it to you is because I thought you might and at least deserved to know of it and try it for yourself.
After my long-winded preface, I’m realizing maybe I’m not supposed to give out the recipe verbatim. But its called “Kale Salad” and is a refreshing rendition that incorporates toasted coconut, sesame oil, shoyu/soy, and farro.
Hopefully you aren’t offended. I just had that human thought of ‘I bet she’d love this recipe!’. But maybe you wouldn’t. Cheers.