My name is Kelli, and this is my first blog/website. Please bear with me as I learn how to build it as I go. =) I am comfortable around computers, but I have done very little website building outside of some token school lessons a few years back.
My intents and purposes for this blog are many and varied. Well, OK, not that many or varied, but I am hoping to learn a few things as I go.
I have always loved to write, but have never done enough of it. One purpose of this site is to get back into that groove.
I'll build my autobiography slowly but surely, but here are the basics: I live in a small town just outside of Bangor, Maine. Yes, I have lived here all my life (so far!), and yes, I LOVE it here. I am an hour's drive from the coast, an hour's drive from Mt. Katahdin (the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail), and about a four hour drive from Boston. What more could a girl want?
I work at a local television station. I direct our morning news show. What does that mean? A former Air Force pilot friend of mine compares it to air traffic control. I sit at a big computer called a switcher, and I "punch up" the camera shots and tapes. I am in communication with two production assistants, two master control/tape operators, a producer, two anchors, and a meteorologist. Basically, I tell them all what to do for an hour every morning! It's a trip. I also write and edit commercials, which is a lot of fun, but not as exciting to describe. I also do a lot of other smaller, but just as important things, but I won't bore you with the details.
Now onto my main purpose for this blog: to write about FOOD! How does that relate to my job, you ask... well, it doesn't. Not at all. But it is one of my major interests. My love for cooking started about twelve years ago, when I got a bread machine. What a magical appliance! (Can you tell that I am NOT on the low-carb boat? More on that later, I'm sure.) Soon after getting my machine, I couldn't get enough of bread cookbooks and recipes. A couple years later, in the summer of 1993, I became a vegetarian. I had been toeing the line for several years, and finally made the call one day in August. As a result, I had to learn a whole new way to think... a new way to live... a new way to cook. I started buying vegetarian cookbooks faster than I could read them. Have I mentioned that I've always been a total bookworm? I guess not. Consider it mentioned. Ten years later, my cookbook obsession has become a running joke between my boyfriend (Kevin) and me -- as in "we're going to have to add on to our apartment if you buy any more cookbooks!"
So as not to bore you completely with my first entry, I will end it with this...
My main goals in publishing this blog are: to put some of my often-read but rarely "used" cookbooks to use by trying at least a couple new recipes a week, and to show you the results. To make myself write more. And to generally share my "culinary epiphanies" with you. I'll tell you more about my inspirations, influences, interests, and life in general soon. Oh, and don't expect too much excitement on this site for the first couple of weeks. I am learning as I go, and I don't have a digital camera yet, so there won't be any pictures for a while. I did, however, order one yesterday. =)