Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Welcome to Adirondack Baker!
Welcome to Adirondack Baker! My name is Jeannie O'Farrell Eddy and I've been an avid baker since I was a young child. I also love to cook, a passion that has taken off in recent years. I'll write about my life in the Saratoga Springs region of New York state. In this blog you'll find frequent entries about baking and cooking (and life!) as well as my adaptation of recipes (from many sources including friends, family, favorite cookbooks, magazines, etc.). When possible, I'll provide action photos to highlight each step of creation for a contributor's favorite dish. I find the history of a recipe as interesting as the recipe itself, so you'll not only be treated to some delicious offerings but the story and nostalgia behind the dish as well.
About me: I've been a single mom to a house-full of children since the youngest was eleven years old. Now they're all grown up (and away!). Anticipating life after child rearing, I went back to school and earned my bachelors degree in 2003, and just this May graduated with my masters degree, both from Skidmore College. My final thesis is entitled "Concoctions and Life-Long Connections: Women's Relationships in the Kitchen." As you can see, kitchen life is something that takes up a lot of academic and non-academic thinking! My most recent passion is grandson Henry, who recently celebrated his first birthday. As he grows up, he'll surely spend many hours in my happy kitchen. Making his first birthday cake was something I'd looked forward to for a long time! No second-fiddle is long-time squeeze Russ Ebbets, whose sense of humor is second only to his good looks (and he loves my oatmeal raisin cookies!).
If you have a favorite recipe you'd like me to consider posting, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for visiting Adirondack Baker. Whether you just stop by or want to try some recipes yourself, I hope you visit often.
(photo of my cupcake by Leah Lanci Dwornik)