A self portrait I took after a big birthday a few months back
I have been maintaining this blog since 2006, on and off with mixed results. I started this blog as a means to articulate and connect with people, but most of all express myself. This is always been a place where I could work through ideas, grow as a writer(this is an important point because I have a learning disability) and share beautiful pictures of my beloved upstate New York. It is with a certain amount of irony I realize, that I feel in love with a Long Island-based teacher, and have made a home with him here on the South Shore, hundreds of miles from my family’s farm. It is funny how life works out, one has a grand plan and then things fall into place differently.
Yet, this blog has in many ways has helped preserve my family’s farm because of all the connections I have made with it, and even though I don’t live on the farm, I help with marketing, and have started a successful buying club(Long Island Meatshare) and now sell at the Roslyn Village Farmers’ Market every Saturday which is organized by one of the nicest and passionate traditional food advocates! There is something about Long Island that feels like a food frontier and it is a real treat to meet like minded people.
I have been trying to be kind to myself too, as the last two years have been extremely challenging.
I have found instagram to be a delightful way to express what I am up to of late, so follow me there if you are so inclined. I share a lot of what I am cooking and what will be available at the market. I haven’t been sharing as many recipes here because I am trying to focus on creating a pamphlet for our customers. I am sure many of the recipes will find themselves here. It has been actually real nice to work outside of the online content world.
I am in the process of researching commercial kitchen space of an idea I have for better utilizing parts of the pig that seem to not sell at the market, which I am rather excited about too!
This article in the New York Times about how many megastar bloggers are feeling tired and overworked. Thankfully this blog was never really that popular and I have haven’t been plagued with burdensome correspondence. It has always been a place for me to be creative and I am grateful for that.
I hope to also focus more on my struggles with being an adult with dyslexia. There are so many dynamic and wonderful recipe blogs out there and I have felt a need to write about my struggles with a learning disability for sometime and it feels like an approporaite time to focus on it here. Food will still be the focus here I am sure, however I want to write few posts on dyslexia which I hope will raise awareness and connect with others who are “blessed” with a funny working brain.
All the best, and thank you for being part of this journey, Ulla
Written By Ulla on October 11, 2014