Hey! Welcome to The Boho Birdy! My name’s Robyn, but you can call me Birdy if you like. I think it’s sweet… and I love all things sweet.
First off, know that you can contact me at any time with questions/ideas/rants/inspiration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, for the long version, continue to the next paragraph. To skip right to the ending, scroll to the bottom of the page. (any others grow up hooked on choose-your-own-adventure books?!)
I enjoy talking and eating… but mostly eating. and talking. Ok, it’s a toss up. Food blogging, well that’s a perfect outlet for both. Even if I’m just talking to myself for now.
I reside in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina in the foothills of the blue ridge mountains and just a few short hours from the coast. Our little boho bungalow is home to me, my husband, and our two fur kids. Mr. Birdy is a businessman who enjoys taste-testing my creations, giving me new ideas after Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives marathons, and being on the water. There’s a real possibility he’ll wind up looking like this guy someday.
Our two dogs are big parts of our lives and definite members of the family. Like any firstborn, Rex was showered with attention as a pup. This would even include a first birthday party complete with a frosted puppy cake made by yours truly. This probably contributed to the Little Lord Fauntleroy that he’s become today. Callie is truly the apple of her mama’s eye. She’s a crazy, neurotic, insanely energetic, absolute cuddle-bug part boxer, part gazelle mix. Not reeaalllly part gazelle, but you would think so after seeing her run.
I’m originally from sunny Southern California, and you will likely see that represented in many of my recipes. One of the things I love most about my new home in the South is the food. The low country is known for it’s epic, creamy, buttery cuisine… but Greenville has so much more than that going on. Most every cuisine you can think of is excellently represented here, from unsuspecting hole-in-the-walls to the many 5-star restaurants downtown. There’s also something even more exciting going on in Greenville, and that’s a plethora of support for the Slow Food Movement, many restaurants are participating. There is a great seasonal farmer’s market downtown and others in surrounding cities, an indoor, year round farmer’s market, community gardens, and many local community-supported agriculture (CSA) opportunities.
I’ve always enjoyed cooking. If you could get a culinary degree based on the hours of Food Network you’ve watched, I’d definitely have a couple PhDs. It wasn’t until we started our CSA, though, that I really started to challenge myself to step outside of my cooking comfort zones. The process has been great; I’m meeting more people interested in the same causes, eating better and getting healthier, encouraging my family to do the same, and building up my culinary creativity muscles everyday.
So, y’know, that’s me.. in a great, big nutshell…
No, wait.. this is me in a nutshell, “Help! I’m in a nutshell! How did I get into this bloody great big nutshell? What kind of shell has a nut like this?”
…I also love movies.
aaand I’m supposed to be studying for the GRE right now. Like, right. now. Instead, I decided to start a new blog. One that would consume all my energetic spare time and permeate most of my waking thoughts. So, I guess we can add procrastination to the list.