My name is Kelly and I’m a 29-year-old communications strategist by day and aspiring cook/baker/artisan cheesemaker by night. I first started blogging at Blogger in 2008. I started my blog because I love creating things in my kitchen and I wanted to share stories and recipes of my food with friends and family who weren’t close enough to taste the food for themselves. In that time I’ve gone on to get a Cheese Certificate from Boston University (taught by the awesome Ihsan of Fromaggio Kitchen) and have tried over 200 new recipes, many of which have been featured on this blog. I absolutely love writing about cooking and eating and hope you will enjoy my adventures as well. Check out some of the places The Pink Apron has been featured here.
When I’m not writing about recipes and food reviews here I also share my favorite local finds over at My Daily Find Chicago.
Having read countless food blogs it seems a common convention of food bloggers is to share their food philosophy. Mine is a combination of a deep seeded love and appreciation of food and a desire to have my food choices reflect my ethical principles. I don’t always succeed at the latter but I always strive to do better. For me cooking is all about the details. Not only do I like to spend time while cooking testing and reflecting, but I also love to learn as much as I can about the origins of my ingredients. I get very ‘geeked out’ about knowing how my vegetables were raised or about how it was that the producer of my cheese came to pick up the trade. I find that the stories behind the ingredients often make the meal itself all the more special.
I also believe that with enough practice no food is beyond the reach of the home cook. I’m sure the nuances of my flavors may never be as polished as a Michelin 3 star chef, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have the courage to try making whatever strikes my fancy. Currently that’s amateur cheese making, but who knows what I will want to dabble in next.
I also enjoy eating fresh whole foods whenever possible. I wouldn’t call myself a health blogger per se, but I guess since I happen to love whole grains, fruits, and vegetables it kind of ends up that way. If anything my life is all about balance and living without deprivation. My pie in the sky dream is to someday open a working artisan sheep’s milk cheese farm that is also a yoga and knitting retreat. A girl can dream can’t she?
Why I named my blog The Pink Apron
When I thought about what I wanted to name my blog, the name The Pink Apron came to me instantly. For starters, pink is my favorite color. It was the color of my bathroom when I lived in Boston, of my Kitchenaid mixer, and the majority of my kitchen tools. The apron bit came from my love of aprons, especially vintage ones. They carry a sense of femininity and nostalgia that I find appealing. I have started collecting vintage apron patterns off eBay and one of these days when my schedule slows down I intend to put them to good use and whip up some modernized vintage aprons.
Thank you again for taking the time to stop by and read about my culinary adventures. Comments from readers and the blogger community at large is what makes this so fun.
If you would like to contact me I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.