Northwest Noshings…

When I started Culinary Concoctions by Peabody just a little shy of three years ago, I thought nothing of it. Pointing to the screen with a food blog on it and saying, “I want to do that” to my husband was all it took. I wrote a little post that no one read and that was that. I really had no idea what I wanted to do with it and over the years it evolved.
Enter Northwest Noshings. My husband makes fun of me saying, “remember when you started your first blog…and you just blogged?” He says this because of course, Northwest Noshings had much more thought put into it, from concept to post themes. It’s my “baby” of sorts. Or maybe it just seems like I gave birth. :P I put thought into what I wanted to focus on and how to execute that. A little too much I am sure.
My husband rolls his eyes every time we go out to eat. He knows I am going to not let him eat his food until I have photos of it. He is not fond of the funny glances we get from people. Though he is getting better about styling to food for me. :) He used to only have to worry about asking what desserts he couldn’t eat yet. Now he has to ask that about pretty much all our food.
I know he is secretly praying that there will be no more blogs after this one. And I don’t think there will…though I do like the girl who is making her way through The French Laundry Cookbook, but I am pretty sure my pocketbook couldn’t take that right now!
And with that I give you Northwest Noshings.

P.S. Not Northwest Noshing related but the evil Opera cake related. I will post the recipe for the chocolate/coffee/toffee version in the coming weeks. It is not typed out yet and it is long so you will have to wait as I have a bit going on right now so I can’t email it to you all like you keep asking. Sorry. Just no time right now.


  1. I’m am excited about the new blog!

  2. What a fun new blog!! But wait – you’ll still have THIS blog, right??

  3. I’m stoked. :)

  4. I can barely keep one blog going, I don’t know how you do two, but I’m looking forward to it!

  5. I’m looking forward to reading your voice in a different direction. It sounds like fun!

  6. AWESOME!! My husband and I will be in Portland at the end of July, I’m looking forward to reading all about the yummy goodness of the PacNorthWest!! Cheers!! :)

  7. I’m so excited about your new blog. More things for me to drool over and recipes to try! FWIW, my husband now is the one that reminds me to “wipe off that drop of sauce before you take that food photo!”. He’s like my own little stylist too!

  8. I want that crab!

  9. I want that crab too!

  10. looks like the crab has got everyones attention :)
    and ofcourse the new blog too :)

  11. YAY! The new blog is gorgeous!! Made me smile when you mentioned that hubby now can’t eat anything without checking to see if it has been photographed. Mine long ago got used to things being styled and photographed before being served. Mostly doesn’t mind, but when ice cream turns to slush, he objects…so very little frozen stuff gets blogged about.
    Looking forward to all the Northwest Noshing news.

  12. I had to laugh at your description of the wierd glances when you take a picture. My extended family is now saying even before we go anywhere “you’re not taking your camera are you?”. I even had one restauraneur walk around our table trying to figure out if we were critics, writers or the competition trying to steal his recipes.

    Congrats on the new blog.

  13. Yay! Finally

  14. I’m really lookin’ forward for more updates with the new blog as well!

  15. Your husband comment cracked me up… when I cook at home; I won’t let my husband dig in until I’ve taken a couple of photos, just in case the meal turns into blog material. I didn’t know he thought anything of it until he made a comment at a family function last night. Congratulations on Northwest Noshings!

  16. looking forward to that chocolate opera cake!

  17. What a great picture! Your husband is a real trooper! Congrats on the new blog… heading there now!

  18. Me three for the crab! Good luck with the new blog!

  19. Congrats on starting your new blog and starting this new adventure. It will surely keep you busy! To much success!

  20. Okay, I’m headed on over! And from one who keeps two blogs, I can say that I’m cheering for you. I don’t have two FOOD blogs, so whoa, but it’s still quite a bit of work. It’s nice to have two different ways to express myself, and I can’t wait to see what you think…Congrats!

  21. Well congrats you new “mom”! Heading over to the new blog now, with plans to add it to my feeder ASAP!

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