My husband Dave knows me so well. He doesn't need to buy me expensive gifts for Valentine's Day. All he needs to do is give me food and a wee bit of chocolate. This was his gift to me.
Dave is just so thoughtful when it comes to me and food. Friday evening I went to my first Thai meal in 5 years. I was scared to try Thai because of my gluten allergy. Often wait staff just don't have the understanding of gluten free, they get annoyed by my questions and my need for more information. It can lead to stressful meals. We still have our airmile restaurant vouchers to use though and I didn't want to cook. In the end we had the most incredible meal at Khoom Lanna in Railroad Square, Santa Rosa. They don't use a titch of MSG and were so happy to work with my food allergy. My husband suggested that I order two dishes that most appealed to me and he would take the one I least like. He always does this for me. He thinks of me and my food obsessed stomach and caters toward it. What a sweetheart.
I can't think of a more loving gesture than that for Valentine's weekend.
While I was at Blissdom Cathe Holden suggested that I write an additional blog and focus on food. I said no initially because I'm not really a make-my-own-recipe type of gal. I do share them from time to time but not enough to be considered a foodie girl. Yet she planted the seed and I couldn't let this idea go. While I may not be a chef or exceptionally creative in the kitchen, I do adore food. Food is one of my other passions in life, just one that I kind of take for granted. Could I write about it five days a week? I was so inspired by Rachel at Blissdom and her talk of food from her blog A Southern Fairytale at Blissdom. Her tweets constantly leave me hungry. Maybe I could do this. She makes it look so much fun writing about something she loves.
At Blissdom one of the panels suggested that if we start a new blog to ask for name suggestions from our readers. I might end up using a suggested name or it might spark off ideas about a name. It really would be a blog focusing on the quality of taste in our food. Food should tantalize your taste buds and inspire you rather than leave you with the feeling that you could make it better at home. Or that you could have written the recipe better. It will be gluten free food but I would rather have it be about food in general and a place that anyone who loves food will feel welcomed. Gluten Free doesn't have to be in the name. What are your thoughts? Any names come to mind? What do you want to see on a foodie blog if I write one?