A civil engineer by day. An aging baby boomer, a good cook (aka Old Stove), decent banjo player, amateur machinist and photographer. One of my ex’s used to call me the 5 year man because I would take an interest in a pastime, fully immerse myself for 5 years and then move on to something new.
A few interests have stood the test of time. With exception of a long break in the 1980’s, I have played the banjo since 1972. My interest in photography dates back to 1969 and I have been cooking since I gained custody of my then infant son in 1979. I think these three interests will stand for the duration. I have not been doing much machining lately, though.
I started this blog in December of 2013 while living in San Francisco. This City is a food lovers paradise with access to incredible, fresh ingredients and great restaurant choices both throughout the Bay Area and within walking distance nearby.
As much as I loved San Francisco, I relocated to Orlando in June of 2014 for work. Access to great ingredients is not as easy as it was in the Bay Area, but I am refocusing the recipes in this blog on local products from Florida and the South as much as possible.
While I have had a long term interest in cooking I have become obsessed with it since I found myself single again in 2012. Since then, I have been cooking increasingly elaborate meals for one. Mercifully, I have been learning to purchase groceries for one too — a good example is the mini Porchetta in this blog. So, for the time being, and for as long as my interest in blogging continues, this site will be mostly directed to small batch cooking serving one, or two. Single ladies take note.
Join me in exploring my take on small batch cooking,