What is a Lazy Gastronome?


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!  And I have a husband and three 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 three spoiled rescue 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.




4 Responses to What is a Lazy Gastronome?

  1. Carole says:

    Hi Helen,

    I am hoping to follow up with you re: your Idea Box Link Party co-host submission! Didn’t intend to leave a public message, but am having trouble finding a email address for you. If you could please email me at the address I used to leave this comment, that would be great!


  2. Ellen Hawley says:

    Somewhere along the line I discovered that I enjoy cooking–as long as I don’t do it all the time. So I’m with you on being a lazy gastronome. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll keep doing it.

    • HelenFern says:

      Yep – When I’m in the zone, cooking is my zen. But sometimes I just need take out!! Thanks for visiting Ellen! A pleasure to meet you.

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