Hi-I’m Shanon. ?It’s nice to meet you. ?Welcome to a little piece of my world. ?The Curvy Carrot. ?My “side project.” ?My cathartic release. ?My labor of love.
I’m currently a 30-something food lover, living in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (i.e. eating my way through the various cheeses and local foods of the area…love it). By day, I am a physician…extending my love of art into my day to day life….I look at skin biopsies under the microscope for a living, which I think is much pretty the coolest thing ever.???By night and weekend, I am spending time with my boxer brindle, Scout, my two cats, Cosmo and Jinx, and probably listening to music while baking/cooking away in my kitchen for my friends and co-workers. ?I’ve got post-it notes with recipes and ingredients in my pockets everyday, drawings/designs all over my paperwork, and food pretty much on the brain at all times..when I am not thinking about skin/medicine or how incredibly amazing life in general is.
My philosophy on food: I don’t eat meat. ?I eat eggs every so often, I drink milk rarely, and I inhale cheese. ?I eat seafood every once in a while. ?I’m not a vegan, although I do try to post recipes that are vegan-friendly and sometimes I will experiment for weeks on a vegan diet (which, inevitably gets interrupted by a piece of glorious, melty cheese.). ?And, in the meantime, I try to keep it as healthy as possible. ?I treat myself (sometimes a lot). ?Because life is too short to not enjoy amazing food. ?And because of my love for food and photography (and some gentle nudging..ok…prodding by my best friend, Annie), I started this blog in 2010 to form a creative outlet and share some of my family and favorite recipes with you.
My philosophy on blogging: ?Blogging is an individual thing. ?It’s not about hits and impressions, comments, Twitter/Facebook ?followers or accepted submissions on Tastespotting or Foodgawker. ?I strongly believe in only doing something if it’s fun and healthy for you-not because it’s a competition or something that stresses you out. ?Which is why you won’t see me posting something every.single.day. ?I only post recipes that I have tried and loved…and there are a lot that I don’t post because they aren’t recipes that I really liked. ?I believe in the ever-growing community of food bloggers/foodies out there because it makes the world of food lovers and recipe sharers a little bit smaller. ?And that’s a pretty darn good world. ?I’m glad to be a part of it. ?And, as a side note: ?I just have to say how amazing Milwaukee is as far as a place for foodies. ?Watch this city, people. ?It’s an up and coming culinary treasure.
Many of you have asked, so I will tell you: ?I’m self-taught. ?No food training. ?No formal photography training. ?I use a used Canon Rebel DSLR and white cardboard (and hopefully good natural lighting.) ?My neighbors probably think I am weird because they see me climbing over various pieces of furniture in order to get a decent angle, and they probably wonder why my smoke alarm goes off constantly (because it does inevitably when my oven temperature is set to 400 degrees.) I like to keep it simple. ?And delicious.
Thanks for stopping by.