My name is Kathy and ten or fifteen years ago I was walking through the Pike Place Market in Seattle with a friend and she decided we both needed to take up a hobby. A few hours and unlikely ideas later I decided I would take an interest-food and make it my hobby. Who am I kidding, it has evolved into much more. I took it up with a vengeance-learning about cutlery, dishes, chefs and kitchens. When I discovered Jamie Oliver it was a revelation. I hadn’t known that chefs could be so hip. I found knives that could slice through a raw potato smooth as butter-my favorite are Shuns. I started hoarding magazines like Gourmet, Food and Wine and had a vague knowledge that there was a food channel on tv. Five or ten years later I began long distance dating my (now) husband, Brian. On our first real, just us date, I had grilled shrimp with habanero mango salsa and the rest is history. We have joined forces to adventure together, winding through all manner of grocery stores, food truck bazaars and adventure dining through Disney and travelling to the temples built by rock star chefs like Rick Bayless, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse as well as local dives with amazing tacos and Asian street food. We like artisanal and local food made by the small guys and pass up chains most of the time. We aren’t total snobs and eat hot dogs and burgers as much as we head out for fine dining. We eat at home approximately five nights a week and are fairly adventurous eaters. We have weathered a major medical storm since our 2008 leap day wedding and look forward to sunny days ahead. My day job is for Wycliffe Bible Translators where I direct the experience of our front porch which includes a museum like experience called the Discovery Center, a lovely small gift shop that extends the experience of Wycliffe beyond our doors through books and international items that are often fair trade and a new venture, a cafe that I am looking to shape into a further extension of our experience. This blog is a recount of our adventures together. It might not always be food related and might end up being more for me than for you. Life is an adventure.