Hello and thank you for visiting my blog, Salty Sweet Life! My name is Tracey and nothing makes me happier than cooking for my friends and family. Food is my passion, whether I’m trying out a new restaurant, delving into a cookbook or mixing up a cocktail. I may not have picture-perfect food memories–in fact, one of my earliest food memories is walking into my grandmother’s kitchen and finding a freshly skinned squirrel in the sink! I first learned to cook from my mother and it was from her that I developed a love and appreciation of foods–there’s not much out there that I won’t try at least once! From my mother, I learned the basics of good cooking. Everything my mother made was seasoned to perfection. I used to wonder how she was able to make something simple, like beans, taste so good! I finally learned years later that she would always add a pinch of sugar to balance a dish. My mother, however, never liked to touch dough (literally), so baking is something that I’m finally learning to do after all these years! Although the dishes I make are not always my mother’s dishes, I almost always use her signature pinch of salt, pinch of sweet method for seasoning!
During the work day I am an Administrative Law Judge, which means I have to be serious and level-headed; but the kitchen is where I can be creative and really let loose. I live with my husband and our two hairless cats, Sophie and Simon (who would love to get a taste of what’s cooking) in sunny, Henderson, Nevada.
One of the definitions of salt is “something that adds freshness or piquancy…..zest, spice, edge” and that’s how I want my life to be! So, on this blog there will be salty and there will be sweet and I am looking forward to sharing with you! Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I did have a plate of that squirrel–I’ll never forget it!