Raised from Scratch

growing up outside the box: alternatives to processed food and television

About Raised From Scratch January 11, 2012

Filed under: About RFS — annalope @ 5:55 am

Hi there! I’m Anna, a mom who gave up restaurant life for a chance to stay home and raise my daughter Ella. We have a great time getting messy in the kitchen, and although I thought I was good at throwing caution to the wind when it came to creating recipes , she takes it to a new level like only a toddler can, and I go along smiling… sometimes cringing… as she tosses half my carefully measured ingredients out of the bowl, onto herself, or the counter, or the floor. But I never regret sharing the experience with my little one, and there’s no other kitchen I’d rather be cooking in.

Parenthood is an ongoing adventure and I don’t presume to have mastered much of anything about it, but I know how much parents can help each other┬áby sharing their stories, trials and triumphs alike. I also know that I have a lot of recipes and ideas to share, and I struggle with the confinements of being a stay at home parent, no longer cooking professionally. I look at some of the countless beautiful blogs written by parents, with flawless pictures obviously staged away from the eyes and grabby hands of a hungry toddler — something I simply don’t relate to. So while I post my recipes somewhat timidly and share pictures which surely will reveal spilled flour on the counter-top or dirty dishes in the sink or a small blurry hand sneakily removing the food I’m trying to photograph, I hope you’ll forgive the imperfections and instead find the freedom to go create your own mess in the kitchen.

Wishing you a delicious day!