WELCOME TO CHANGE. A New Year brings renewal, a fresh start and this is particularly true here at Bijouxs. While the little jewels from the kitchen always remain the same, life changes and so must the Bijouxs blog.
Bijouxs has always been about sharing the little jewels, culinary gems garnered from years of collecting. Style, and all its dimensions, is also a part of what I term the “Bijouxs experience”, the visual admiration of the everyday beauty all around us in our kitchens. The Little Jewels Collection seeks to embody the art and practice of the home cook, reflecting charm, beauty and joy. Bijouxs highlights these simple virtues, and aspires to deliver recipes in a manner that does not just merely reflect the times we live in, but also cultural shifts, a return to home, hearth and family – when the best table in town is your own. CHANGE.
Yes, I have welcomed CHANGE. I did not set out to create a food blog or website but instead began over four years ago, designing and writing what I envisioned as series of little jewel cookbooks, my first is available here. I wanted to share the gems of my culinary collection from my years both working in and around food. Of course, given the fact that I am also a designer by training, it was my aspiration that the website and cookbooks be beautiful, practical, and visually reflecting the everyday beauty of cooking at home, in short, the beautiful kitchen essentials.
Welcome more CHANGE. The Bijouxs Kitchen has moved – yes, physically moved – from the lovely little “ranch” we called home for decades to a new environ in the beautiful desert Southwest – a new home and yes, a new kitchen. The busy past six months have included packing and unpacking (a couple of times) selling, purchasing a new home, renovating a new home and finally in 2015 moving in to the home of the new Bijouxs Little Jewels. It took a village – for real – to make this happen and to all, I am forever grateful.
My goal has always been to present little jewels from the kitchen that were both palate pleasing and visually pleasing. I am in the process of deciding whether to continue the blog on a less-frequent basis, or do only cookbooks, or perhaps go an entirely different direction. As always, I’d be pleased to hear what you think. Welcome to CHANGE.