January 17, 2010

The Usurpers!

Hello -- we are hijacking this blog! We are Erin and Meghan, teenage daughters of Kathy and Nancy, respectively, previous authors of this blog. We also have an interest in cooking and eating homemade local and healthy food. We decided to take over this long-dormant blog to share that interest with you. We hope you'll join us.

Here are some of the things we will blog about:

- recipes using in season (locally!) vegetables and fruits, particularly in the spring and summer.

- stories about the local farmers market and other ways to get good food.

- recipes for healthy food, not necessarily with in season produce.

- our journeys as young cooks.

- and from-scratch homemade food.

We will be posting about 1-2 times a week, taking turns.

About us:


I'm Meghan and I like to make pasta sauce out of fresh vegetables. Even though I've been helping in the kitchen for as long as I can remember, I officially fell in love with the culinary arts about a year ago, and since then I've been cooking and baking a variety of things such as pasta sauce (duh), rich chocolate brownies, and chili. I believe there is always something special about making your own meals, so I look forward to sharing many recipes in the years to come.
My other interests include playing the flute, writing stories and poetry, and learning the very precise art of ballet. I also have a new book blog, Books For Thought.


When I was 3 years old I asked my parents, "What's Coca-Cola?".

Ever since I was little I've loved to eat. I've grown less and less picky as I've grown older and have an appreciation of fine food. In short, I'm a foodie. Ever since my first batch of oatmeal cookies with no flour in them I have also been a cook and baker. I especially love CLEAN food. I love making things like homemade bread, all sorts of salads, and apple or banana cake. On the first day of 2010, after a batch of amazing chocolate cookies, my mom said, "You're launched". I hope you'll join me in my launching career!

When I'm not in the kitchen, which can be often, I'm making flashcards for my study of Scottish Gaelic, reading the dictionary to fuel my interest in linguistics, dancing to bagpipes, reading books, writing essays and blog posts which you can find at my personal blog, Soul Root.



Meghan said...

Hey Erin,
Thanks for publishing this post. I can't wait to continue our job as usurpers!

Erin said...

Sure thing! *evil laugh*.

staceyhoff said...

Wonderful job on your usurpping post, guys! Now are y'all going to keep this blog up? I am looking forward to reading both of yours and this one, as we have something in common: the love of FOOD! :D

Erin said...

Thanks! We're planning on it! Food is awesome. :)

Ewan said...

I am looking forward to more great posts! Both of you are wonderful cooks already (I've had your pretzels) and will only get better. Let the sous-chef uprising begin!

faith said...

Hey Erin and Meghan,
This is a great idea and hope you have fun with it.
I will look forward to reading it. Grandmom, Faith

Erin said...

Dad -- yes, we are strong and mighty!

Grandmom Faith -- thanks for checking this out! We hope you enjoy reading it. :)

Kim said...

Cheers to the wonderful usurpers! I just saw this now, only 6 months later...

Meghan said...

Better later than never! I'll bet you're glad to see your blog carried on by the next generation.