Like most bad ideas this blog came into being as a result of too much wine and not enough sense!
It was close to midnight on New Years Eve 2012/2013 and I realised that aside from the standard – lose weight & quit smoking (a resolution I finally achieved the following new year) I didn’t really have an aim for 2013. At this point my tipsy little brain whispered ‘you like cooking, why don’t you cook a brand new recipe every week?’ and before I really had time to think about it my tipsy little mouth announced it to the group and Kitchen Gems was born.
Needless to say I failed miserably in 2013 and again in 2014 and I realised that putting pressure on myself to cook something new and write about it on a weekly basis wasn’t going to work. So for 2015, Kitchen Gems is about finding inspiration in the food I eat, trying to replicate it in my own kitchen and sharing it with anyone who has the time and inclination to read it.