Creation, be it recipes, visual art, or fiction, should be a pleasure, not a chore.
So what began as a recipe site is slowing morphing into a platform to share stories- visual stories of ingredients or moments or that memorable meal or perfect cocktail.
If you are here for the recipes you should know a few things-
Most recipes were tested only once but I won’t post (no matter how many pictures I took or how pretty it looks) if it didn’t pass the taste test- meaning I would make it again. And the other content? Some is edited within an inch of its life, some stream of consciousness. I hope you can enjoy both. All the photos are of real food and drinks and all the content is created by me.
I believe in buying local and sustainable whenever possible but try not to shove it down your throat or list it in the recipes. You can read more about that here.
You should know I like spice, and garlic. So if you aren’t keen on heat please scale back accordingly. I also don’t like it too sweet so most of my recipes cut the sugar by a quarter or half.
Semi-finalist in the Pillsbury Bake Off in the only year they had semi-finalists! (The picture below and the blue apron are the only relics of that brief shiny almost moment) and author of some prize-winning fiction. I’ve worked in all sorts of restaurants and bars and get irrationally irritated when I see a bartender shake a Manhattan, especially in this town (Portland, OR), where they ought to know better.
You are welcome to post properly attributed photos from my site as long as you don’t publish the whole recipe and always link back to the source. Just, please, let me know.
Thoughts, ideas, comments, consulting or affiliate opportunities? I’d love to hear from you.
If you want to contact me directly, please, feel free to email me at recipefictionDOTcomATgmailDOTcom.
Thank you for visiting.