Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friends, readers and fellow foodies:

After five years, I'm taking a little break from my beloved blog. I started this blog back in 2006 as a way to become a better home cook, a better writer and photographer. I wanted a way to keep track of all my favorite recipes and to be able to find them easily again. I also wanted to learn more about social media and become an active participant in something that was clearly here to stay.

Since then, blogging has become is a creative outlet and it's become a connection to the local food community. I've met new friends and been able to share my passion with others who are equally passionate about food. I've even inspired my sister to start her own food blog.

I'm taking the next few months to off, now until the end of the year, to free up a little time to try something new. You can now find me blogging on Cook Culture's website. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity as it perfectly combines my love for food and writing.

Thank you so much for reading and for all your comments over the past five years. I hope you continue to check back and browse through the archive of my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. Below are some of my favorites... see you in January 2012!


Goat Cheese Mushroom Caps: white or brown button mushrooms filled with goat cheese and topped with a breadcrumb mixture of toasted pine nuts, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, parsley and day-old bread.

Chickpea Goji Berry Salad: A deliciously hearty salad of chickpeas, mandarin oranges, almonds, goji berries and feta cheese. A lunchtime favorite!

Hungarian Mushroom Soup: one of my oldest, most trusted recipes. Need I say more?

Polenta Squares with Tomato Sauce: polenta with veggies (or Italian sausage) and tomato sauce is one of my favorite dishes, especially when I'm in need for a good dose of comfort food.

Rustic Potato and Tomato Tart: Another long-standing favorite, it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser that looks fabulous and tastes even better then it looks.

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken: I've never been a big meat eater, and chicken especially I find bland and boring. That said, this recipe is fantastic! It's great year-round and for any occasion.

Homemade Granola: the reason I love this recipe so much is the amount of cinnamon that's added to it- two full tablespoons. It's easy to buy granola but you'll always, always, feel better about making and enjoying a bowlful of homemade cereal.


Kristy Lynn said...

Melody - you will be missed. you were one of the first food community bloggers I got the opportunity to meet, seriously - you'll be missed.

Colleen P said...

I will miss your delicious recipes and wonderful photography Melody. But I'll continue to go to your archive for future culinary inspiration. Well done! Enjoy your time off.

Melody Wey said...

Thank you both for all your comments. Your encouraging notes over the years have kept me inspired, and reminded you that there are indeed people out there, willing to connect and share ideas, recipes and thoughtful words!

Anonymous said...

Cheers Melody. My favourite recipe of yours was the fennel/white bean/sausage stew. Have fun with the new endeavour.

The McIlrath Family said...

I am very sorry to see you go but I look forward to reading your posts on the link you attached. Good luck and thank you ever so much for sharing your recipes. I can't tell you how much you have inspired me in my own cooking and also how much you have taught me about what is going on in this great city of ours. Best of luck Melody.

Anonymous said...

Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong, and I just can't live without you

Melody, I can't find your posts on the new blog. Please at least cross post here.

The gang from Odyssia all miss you and our cooking club is falling apart.