Welcome to KilKenney Kitchen -” Where good food meets real life” I am thrilled to begin this blog and I hope to tempt you to come along with me.
It seems fitting to start things off with a bit about me and KilKenney Kitchen
I am Maggie Kilpatrick: a “woman of a certain age” and a mom of two boys – Jack (20) and Charlie (16). I am married to Bill Kenney – hence the name KilKenney – it has morphed into our family name over the years. KilKenney Kitchen is our home kitchen and my favorite place on earth.
I am a person who’s been living with celiac disease for the last 25 years – long before we had gluten free gourmet (anyone remember those squeaky Quaker rice cakes?) I am a culinary enthusiast, a damn fine home cook, a fearless recipe experimenter, a kitchen gardener and lover of unique food markets. I’m a supporter of local food sources, a woman who loves to cook, eat and share great food and most of all a realist when it comes to putting good food on the table.
I am not a professional chef, a food snob, an exclusive grocery store shopper, a picky eater, or an expert on much of anything.
I am embarking on this journey to discuss all things good food. I plan to post at least once a week and will share great recipes with you – some my own, some I find in my travels. I will write about cooking techniques, food finds, restaurant experiences, kitchen tools & equipment and many things I haven’t thought of yet.
I will take you on a field trip once a month or so to local and not-so-local food related places (think ethnic markets, farms, restaurant supply stores, farmer’s markets etc..) I will also ask my super talented friends to join me here to share their expertise, kitchen tricks, techniques and recipes.
Although this is not a blog about Celiac Disease, all of the recipes will be gluten free so feel free to share the blog with your gluten intolerant friends.
I invite you to impart your wisdom on the blog too. If you have ideas, questions, suggestions or complaints please comment here.
I look forward to taking this trip together. If you’d like to get regular updates, subscribe by adding your email to the list on the right.