Hi :) I'm Kathy. Welcome to my blog. I am very excited to have you here.
On June 26, 2012 I started The Backyard Kitchen to channel my creativity and share my passions for food, entertaining, good wine, healthy lifestyle and life in general. The name was born from a collaborative effort between me and my husband Kurt, who is the backbone of everything I am. He is a true friend and a great partner. I am thankful for him every day.
I plan on sharing many of my recipes from the kitchen and his recipes from the backyard. And truly hope that you enjoy reading about our experiences.
Our eating habits are 80% pescatarian and 20% "bad". :) We eat clean with an occasional indulgence.
But before I go on, let's rewind and I'll tell you a bit about my life.
I attended Pace University and received my Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance in 2004 and went on to explore the world of Banking. Although Kurt professes to be a career bartender he finds himself a General Sales Manager of a wildly successful Volkswagen Dealership.
We live in the New York Metropolitan Area, in a little big town in New Jersey with our vivacious and energetic 4 year old (going on 14). Our careers pull us into a daly grind that makes finding time for other things difficult. At the end of a long day the couch and a glass of wine is exactly what we need.
In 2011 we got married and have been creating our happily ever after.
Our relationship brought out a passion for food and cooking that I never thought existed. As I started cooking our figures changed a bit. :) I cooked everything and anything but eventually realized that we enjoy being healthy a lot more. So we compromised, found peace with our weight and created a lifestyle that combined our inner foodies and our desires to be healthy. And Vola! here we are.
Food is a huge source of pleasure for me, I am happy to be able to incorporate it into our lives and enjoy all the pleasures it brings.
Stick around... :)