What is a lazy gastronome you ask? Let’s start with what is a gastronome….
The Oxford dictionary defines a gastronome as a judge of good eating. Well, I’m not sure I qualify as a judge, but I certainly do enjoy good food! A synonym of gastronome is “epicure” – one who cultivates a refined taste for the pleasure of the table. Well that suits me well. I love to enjoy a good meal, usually with friends or family. I have to admit though, sometimes I’ve done it alone!
But here comes the lazy part. I work full-time managing a child care center – I work almost full time researching and writing three blogs – and I am a photographer! I recently finished my Master’s degree (hallelujah). And I have a husband and four cats. I’m tired in the evenings. But I also find total relaxation puttering in the kitchen. So how do you put those together? You do it with uncomplicated ingredients and easy pairing…then sit down and enjoy.
So there you have it. I love to cook – I love to eat – but I don’t like complicated or time consuming (unless it’s the crock pot and it’s doin’ all the work!).
So keep coming by and see what new things I’ve come up with – and let me know if you made anything and how it worked! I’d love to hear feedback and see pictures –
But wait – Who am I? My name is Helen. I live with my retired husband and four spoiled cats in the upper Willamette Valley of Oregon. It’s a place that offers a bounty of fresh and local foods and I love to use and eat them. I hope you’ll enjoy what I put together to share with you.