once upon a time.
about 10 years ago.
i started to blog.
I blogged about wellness.
an element of that blog included recipes.
because even back then folks seemed to like what i made for dinner.
what was missing.
at least for me,
was the creative piece.
i cook daily. scratch cook. i find cooking very meditative.
i post images of what i make for dinner almost every day in social media.
folks always ask me for the recipe.
makes me smile.
i am not a chef.
but i love to cook.
i eat veggie centric.
i admit to one stop shopping syndrome.
i loathe the grocery store.
i live on a strident and low cost food budget.
i am especially talented at making do with what i have.
I grocery shop just twice a month.
i could do better in the ways i do things.
everyone can always do better.
i have a weakness for potato chips and chocolate.
i am a self taught creator; collage artist and narrative photographer.
recently i moved to a country studio nestled in the foothills of the cascades.
i have this amazing window that offers me the most tremendous light.
this blog is a place to post my recipes and practice my food photography.
my name is karen hanrahan
you can call me hanrahan.
lots of folks do.
i am an introvert, rather quirky and i take way way too many photographs.
the image below was taken during the first week of my move here. it was a moment when i decided to look in the mirror. i thought yup, i look like i feel. a mess