This Blog and Me

This Blog

I never imagined I would start a blog. EVER! Several years ago (2007) I really didn’t know or care what a blog was.

Then there was an epiphany moment, while searching for a recipe on the web, I came across a food blog. I was instantly drawn to the details of this person’s life; her cooking triumphs and failures, her family issues and other mindless, random details. I kept returning to the site to find out what was happening in her life. I then realized there were other sites like hers out there. EVERYWHERE! I was kind of stunned. The internet was still in its infancy and I hadn't really explored all that was out there.

In fact, a whole hidden world was taking place everyday on the web and I had been completely left out of it. There were not only food blogs, but wine blogs, lifestyle blogs, mommy blogs and even blogs about how to blog. It fascinated me.

I was hooked. Reading blogs was an escape right at my fingertips that could be tapped at any time of the day. This was definitely before smartphones existed.

It made me realize I too wanted to blog. I had something to say and wanted to share the magically mundane, repetitive, boring details of my life. My own place to inspire, share, complain and learn.


So the Noble Pig food blog was born. A place for me to share food, family, travel and lifestyle interests. Welcome to my site and my life.

About Me

I love to cook, but mostly I love to eat. I walk 5.2 miles a day just to be able to eat what I want (within reason), while maintaining a normal weight. All of this so my inner thighs remain distant relatives.

However, it's hard to stop eating all the good things.My appetite is insatiable and my husband marvels at the quantity of food I am able to ingest and digest on a daily basis. He says I should be in one of those tiny booths at a carnival where you pay a dollar to see a normal sized woman eat ginormous amounts of food in 8.3 seconds.

Please join me in my kitchen and life adventures and while you’re here catch up on my progress of muddling my way through the trials and tribulations of planting a vineyard and starting a small winery from scratch in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

Update: The winery and vineyard are up and running. It has been an amazing experience to start something from nothing; growing my own grapes and turning them into wine. A project I have been able to do with my family and incredible involvement from my boys. I couldn't have asked for a better life!