It’s been a while …
Welcome back to The Infatuated Foodie! Did you know this site actually launched almost 10 years ago, in March 2012? That wasn’t long after moving to Tasmania and I needed to start expressing my love for food and cooking. I’ve always understood how it connects us through nourishing hearts, minds and souls. The name felt right and so that’s what became my blog.
My first post, titled A Loaf of Bread, shared my recipe for a simple yeasted bread. It simply celebrated life’s staple: real, home-baked bread.
Some recent events
Since that first post I’ve shared recipes and snippets until earlier this year. That was when, after traumatic times and total burnout, I removed my website and thought, ‘that’s it’.
At the time I wasn’t thinking clearly at all. After years in a controlling, critical and abusive relationship with no stability or security, I was burnt out.
And there was the minor issue of a house – shed in fact. My ex and I had bought it in 2011 with grand plans to turn it into a house. I agreed to buy it with some reluctance and an unsettling pit in my stomach. I truly hoped that he could keep those big, (empty) promises and work collaboratively to get it done. But they were empty promises after all.
In the end it took 10 years to complete. And it ended up with the most traumatic fight between me, him and his family. So I’d been in survival mode all that time. I see that now. It drained my energy and burnt me out. I took all my grit and determination to achieve the design and standards I wanted.
I have to admit though, the result was beautiful. Below are a couple of views of the kitchen I created with help from my interior designer daughter. I actually managed to cook in it a few times before the property was sold, which was lovely. Can’t wait to be able to design another kitchen again soon.
Welcome back to a bright future – starting now
But that was then – this is now and I’ve much to celebrate! Including my new Infatuated Foodie site. Having the new TIF is something I welcome back with open arms! I’ve restored and renewed it, complete with a new logo that I LOVE , thanks to my designer daughter, Maya.
It’s taken time to come together and I see this is as the start of bigger things to come. As it’s a new site, there may be some glitches, but they’ll be ironed out as I add new content. If you come across any errors, please let me know!
And I have some big plans for 2022, starting with a podcast, premium content, newsletter and some free shares. So keep an eye out for those as they emerge.
I want this site to become YOUR resource. A place for you to find great recipes, interesting information and hacks for preparing, cooking and eating good food. All without costing the earth or needing hours in the kitchen.
My ethos is is to help you create unfussy, quick, fresh, delicious food you can make at home. Why? I understand that food and recipes are for sharing, connecting us and to be enjoyed with people around us.
I also love how food brings people together – and that’s never been more important than now. As we emerge from a Covid-ravaged world, there’s much healing to do. There’s sadness, conflict and confusion, so let’s gather together and share our experiences of life and love and loss while nourishing our bodies and souls.
Welcome back to you too!
For now though, I want to hear from you.
- What do you want to see on my site?
- Would you like more video?
- What sort of recipes would you like to see more of?
- What topics would you like to read about in the blog?
Please comment below and let me know. I love to create food that helps us stay on track with healthy eating, good flavours and great food.
In the meantime, welcome back to The Infatuated Foodie!
Happy cooking and make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. And watch out for news and updates as the site comes together.