When did you start this blog?
I officially launched The Speckled Palate in May 2011, but this baby has been dreamed about for a LONG time. And I really, really started going on the recipe thing in June 2011.
Why did you start this blog?
Because every girl needs an outlet. Because I love food. Because we just moved into a new house that has a completely badass kitchen. This new badass kitchen inspires me to get off my butt and make some different things. And, most importantly, because my husband and I love cooking together and sharing our recipes (and meals!) with friends and family.
Where does the name ‘The Speckled Palate’ come from?
Funny that you should ask because it is not some random phrase that I just picked out of thin air. In fact, it’s a little homage to my puppy, as well as my husband’s and my taste in food.
Lucy Belle is our rescue puppy. She is a Border Collie mixed with something – we’re thinking rabbit, though we’ve been told the run of the gamut from different vets, groomers and kennels over the years. I got her from the shelter in Hattiesburg, Miss. three years ago, and she has made life interesting ever since.
Lucy is black, white and pink all over – even in her mouth – and she has a funny-looking speckled palate. In fact, most people who meet her notice this right away.
Like Lucy, Winston and I have speckled palates. Not in the physical sense, but in the more ‘we have a variety of different tastes in food’ and ‘we will try anything once’ kind of way. And that is our goal here at The Speckled Palate. To explore new, different and exciting foods in our kitchen, for better or worse. And to not let anything burn down while we’re experimenting.
More questions? Send me an e-mail here, and I’ll be sure to answer them for you.