The Speckled Palate
May 29, 2011


So here we are, and this is it: the first post on a new adventure of a blog. It’s thrilling… and terrifying. Because, what if we stop cooking? What if we decide we don’t want to stick to this? And what if we decide that we only want to eat take out FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR?

Fears aside, I have high hopes for The Speckled Palate.

Why, you ask? Not only will it document the food we are enjoying and capture our weekly culinary adventures, but it will also document the little things as we go about our daily lives. That’s the goal, at least.

The Speckled Palate is a brainchild of Winston’s and mine, dreamed up one evening while deciding what to cook for dinner. Something was said along the lines of, “You know what would be fun?” and then my brain was off and running.

Expect original recipes and some updated old favorites. And expect to laugh because, well, neither of us are professional chefs, even though sometimes we pretend we are. And you better believe there are going to be some stories of dishes that turned out not-so-perfect or a little too “crispy.” (Sidenote: While building this site, our grill CAUGHT ON FIRE. And the Mexican corn we were cooking at the time was not salvageable. Thankfully, we made it through unscathed, but we apparently have bad luck with grilling.)

If nothing else, you can stop by to enjoy the photography because who doesn’t love food photography? (People who don’t enjoy eating, that’s who.)

Here’s to a new journey. Join us in it, friends. Kick off your shoes and stay for a while!



  1. Mamma Alice

    What a beautiful display of chocolate souffles! Are these from New year’s Eve?
    I love your sweet words and of course, the idea that you will chronicle your journey as a chef!!! xoxo, mom

  2. rachel

    so i had to be the first comment below your mom. 🙂 i LOVE this, and you of course. i’m excited to see where this blog takes you! xoxo

  3. *holly.

    love it, and the idea behind the speckled palate! can’t wait to read more of your recipes. so yum ; )

  4. erin

    SO excited about this!!!! I can’t wait to read more!
    *Love the blog name by the way lol.

  5. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    Fun! Love this new blog idea. Food is basically my favourite thing in the world, so I adore blogs that are all about cooking and baking. I’m already drooling as I scroll through your posts so far 🙂

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