Friday, April 29, 2011

What interests you?

Last night I made the most DELICIOUS healthy chicken stir fry with enoki mushrooms, pea pods and Taiwanese fresh basil. The chicken was marinated in this delicious Korean style marinade and I finished it all off with touch of dark sesame oil. It was to die for and I even had enough left to make a healthy lunch this morning. Double score. My business has been on my mind all day with thoughts and ideas racing through my head. I even got to see the menu for the royal wedding today which was rather interesting. I do appreciate the British's penchant for including game animals on their menus. It would be interesting and exciting to see American's take a more active interest in the foods we eat and where they come from. Farmers markets are starting all over New England this weekend and I can not wait to be able to shop at them on the weekends. Nothing better than supporting local farmers and eating food that is grown with love. Heirloom varieties just taste so much better is incomparable. 

I have begun working on my menu and I thought I would ask all of you. 

  1. What do you wish you could find when you went out for takeout? 
  2. What price point do you shop in and what do you consider prohibitively expensive? 
  3. Is price the most important factor or is quality and supporting a local small business important to you? 
Your feedback is important to me and I hope to hear from you!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Today is the first day

Have you ever heard the saying "Today is the first day in the rest of my life"? Well, today is just that. I sent in my application to start the process of opening my own culinary business. Truthfully, I am scared but so very excited. How many people are scared to do what they dream about. I would rather try and fail than never ever try. I just have to start small and work hard and I can do it. There is nothing greater in life than to have passion for something. Food is not just an obsession, it is a compulsion. Seeing people really excited about something I show them, even better. I truly believe in my soul that people want to eat healthy, they just think it can't possible taste good either. Well, it can and it will.