New year, new resolutions... well, a month late or so. I've been kicking around the idea of a food blog for a while- at last count, I subscribe to 35 on my Google Reader!- so we'll see how this goes.
With a crazy life juggling law school and "the day job" at a law firm, cooking is my little moment of zen every night and of course, those precious lazy weekend days. There's really nothing better (well ok, there are a few things better, but most are unavailable on a weeknight at 8:30 pm) after coming home from my long day at work and class than immediately turning on today's episode of "Barefoot Contessa" from my trusty DVR and unwinding in the kitchen. I am possibly the least creative person on the planet- no artistic, musical, or dramatic talent whatsoever. But when I started cooking a few years ago, I realized that- finally- I had found my outlet. It's taken a few years and is certainly an endless ongoing process, but I love getting comfortable with both flavors and techniques. I think that there are cooks and there are bakers- and I'm definitely not a baker, but I have been trying lately! In fact, I'm planning to tackle a recipe for almond scones tonight (not the typical Super Bowl recipe, but I'll live)- I'll let you know how it goes.
Oh- the name. As you can guess, I love bacon! Like, a lot. And since I love all things Italian, "La Dolce Vida" ("the sweet life") is a pretty good goal to aim for. Putting the two together just feels natural.