To those who follow my blog, I apologize for my absence, but know that this fall I am in school full-time, not working at all (yippee!) and am excited to begin posting on a regular schedule.
The Alchemist Chef started when my boyfriend (tired of hearing about my going on and on about food, yet mysteriously never sick of eating my meals...hmm...) recommended my starting a blog. At first, it was just a place to record my favorite recipes, new twists on classics and to experiment with my cooking. Then, I discovered FoodBuzz and several grand meals were sponsored by their company as part of a regular blogging event. I won a recipe contest (along with 7 pounds of assorted pork sausages-I apologize to my roommates for monopolizing the freezer space) and international acclaim (at least in my own head!). And I slowly began to get to know other food bloggers, probably my favorite part of blogging. If you are looking for a supportive, creative community, foodies are the perfect audience.
So in the next few weeks, I aim to produce better photos, unique recipes and a story rather than simply a recipe. Working as a waitress has made me appreciate the purity of cooking and the experience of sharing meals with friends. A bonus, if my friends don't like my food, they don't have to eat it. When I ask them how they are, they don't answer by saying "water, we aren't ready, or get me (fill in the blank)