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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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.

I am from New York. Kurt is from California. Fate brought us together and we have been making each other happy ever since.

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... :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome to Blogger

I must admit I'm glad it's finally happening.  I've been wanting to start a blog for some time now. So many questions. Where do i start?  What do I call it?  There is plenty I've been wanting to write about. The world around me is crazy and fast. Days fly by and every night I find myself wanting to channel my creativity, share my passion for food and photography and be the foodie that I am. But days go by and I find myself tired, worn out by the daly grind. Just like every working mother and wife, I get caught up in the days chaos, doing the best thing for my family. But at the end of a long day I strive to put good food in front of my wonderful husband, provide nutritional meals for my beautiful daughter and express myself through food. This passion for cooking helps me get through my days obsticals and relieves most of the stress the day has poured on. Its the glass of wine and the movement of the knife that takes the edge off a stressful day and makes me the woman, the mother and the wife that I am.

TheBackyardKitchen is a story of two people who's lives are lived through the passion for food, entertaining and the comfort that they deliver.

I do not know what direction this blog is going to take, but I do hope that it turns out well. I want it to become interesting, inspirational and functional.