Hi, I’m Meg, and this blog is called My Grandma’s Recipes.
When my Grandma Sara died in September 2005, I inherited her recipe box. At that time, I promised my relatives that I would compile and share her greatest hits in the form of a cookbook. I even asked them for food-related stories and photos. It was a great idea, and I had the best of intentions.
Well, life intervened, and this project slipped down my to-do list… until 2008. I was talking with my mom, right before Thanksgiving, and it occurred to me that a blog would be a fantastic way to publish recipes as I go, share them with far-flung family, along with stories and photos, AND solicit their input via comments. A collaborative cookbook! And, doing it this way eliminates the pressure I was feeling of having promised some kind of printed, finished product to share with everyone. Now, they can check back and watch its progress (and help me, too).
I have strong food-roots on both sides of the family! Both Grandma Sara, who was my dad’s mom, and Grandma Losch, who was my mom’s mom, were fantastic cooks. For both, preparing food for their family was more than just a job. It was an expression of love. I intend for this blog to honor their memories and their skills, and to preserve their recipes and their stories for those who follow me.
Accordingly: My Grandma’s Recipes is a recipe blog and a historical work, but it will be flavored by its author.
A bit about me, then: I am a
40-something mother of three boys. I grew up on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania, moved to Washington, DC right after college, and have lived in the area since 1990. I currently reside in the Maryland suburbs of DC.
COMMENTS: This blog will be all the better for YOUR comments. So, family and friends, if you want to contribute recipes or stories or critiques – whatever – either leave a comment or send it to soupisnotafingerfood [at] gmail [dot] com. Like and/or subscribe to this blog to monitor comments.
Now: Have you eaten? Wow, you must be hungry. Here, sit down, let’s get busy. I must have some food here somewhere…