About Miranda (that’s me!)
Welcome to Mangoes and Chutney! I have always liked food. Who doesn’t – and you’re crazy if you say you don’t. But, I didn’t come into my own with cooking until I married my husband. I guess it came from a feeling…that I wanted to make him good food. So I set out to get better at cooking. He’ll tell you that I didn’t know how to cook when we were dating (although I thought I did and he ate it all), so I guess the ring sealed the deal. Now we have a beautiful daughter and it became that much more important to put good food on the table.
Our daughter is 4, and I want her to grow up saying “my mom is such a great cook” or “I learned that from my mom”. Nothing would make me happier (well, there are a few things, but you know what I mean). Aside from blogging, I love lots of other things in life. I just finished my MBA (whoo hoo!), I homeschool our 4 year old (I know what you are thinking, can’t be too strenuous right?), and I love meeting all of YOU out there in cyberworld.
About Mangoes and Chutney (the blog)
OK, so what’s with the name? Well, I was born in the Virgin Islands and mangoes were my favorite fruit growing up. As for the chutney…doesn’t everything taste great with a little sauce or chutney?
I started this blog to share my love of food with whoever wants to read. I learned about cooking early on, but surprisingly enough it was through my dad, not so much my mom.My mom is not a good teacher, she’s more the silent “watch me if you want to learn” type. I do credit my mom with a lot of things though, and I do go back to her great home cooked meals in my mind.
Recently, I have decided to take the blog in a new direction, and since my husband is from the South and I am from the Islands, an idea that spurred Caribbean fusion has come about. Caribbean Southern if you will. I’m mangoes and he’s chutney. A marriage has been made. Join me as I try to blend these two cuisines together into something that just works.
If it’s your first time here, please check out my “First Time Here“ page. I cater to the kitchen novice, the home cook or a wanna be foodie who is likely in search of new cuisines.
This blog strives to provide new and familiar recipes,
some island knowledge,
and a few cooking tidbits -
all infused with a little humor.
So… armed with a Macbook, I look forward to creating new recipes and expanding my knowledge through my readers and my blogging.
Please stick around, because you are now my new best friend!