So it begins….. As I sit here at a dining room table in Aruba, wondering what made me start this blog it occurs to me that I am truly a foodie. My husband and I and some of our family rented a villa in Aruba for 3 weeks. It’s the first time we have been away for this length of time and I am a little homesick….silly I know but nonetheless I am.

I started writing a cookbook 8 years ago. I am committed to finishing that book and want to share my recipes, successes and failures with you. I’ve never done anything like this before but want to leave something behind for my children and family and friends. So forgive me, this will be a learning experience for me. I am always open to constructive criticism and appreciate your thoughts and comments.

Through the love of family and friends and my children I have learned that I love to cook. It hasn’t hurt that there are a multitude of cooking shows, cookbooks, and magazines that have helped me along the way.

The title, Around the Butcher Block, came about because of a butcher block island made from an old sewing machine stand that stood in my galley kitchen in Baltimore, Maryland. My kitchen was too small for a table but that butcher block saw many meals, heard many stories, and shared many good and bad times. If it could talk I am sure it would have plenty to say. So pull up a stool at my butcher block, have a cup of tea, coffee, or a glass of wine and share my journey.


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