Big ‘thank you’s’ to my friends, and my new followers, for your support of this blog. Real food for real people is the theme. We all need to eat, and I’ve embraced preparing whole foods for my family and friends. One great joy of my life is to have friends around the table, or on the back deck, or bellied up to the kitchen counter, eating great food. I don’t like to slave in the kitchen all day, so over the years I’ve developed a body of knowledge of how long various foods take to prepare, how to prep foods and keep them fresh until you’re ready to use them, how to present new foods for people to try, how to stock a pantry with quick meals. So I’m ready to entertain whenever someone shows up! And I’m ready to make dinner whenever it’s time — sometimes we get very little time in between activities, and I’d much rather grab something at home than at a drive-through. Truth be told, we do the drive-through sometimes, but not often. Life is about balance, life is about friends, life is about sharing. Thank you for letting me share with you!