HI from HI Cookery!

Dia duit and alohaFailte and e komo mai! Greetings from Highlander and Islander, and welcome to HI Cookery. We started this blog because it gives us the opportunity to share ethnic and eclectic recipes with our family and friends as well as to chronicle our culinary memories using a combination of liturgical, world holidays and food-related calendars as our recipe selection guides.

Our “cook the calendar” theme complements our belief that yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future and today is a “gift” from God—and that is why it is called the “present.”  In time, we hope our blog will be filled with daily reminders—if not literally daily bread recipes—of His divine providence.

We realize that blogging takes effort, time and technical skill.  It will challenge us personally and creatively (cooking, writing, photography, videography, etc.).  While attracting followers can be motivating, it is not as important to us as the learning and sharing process.

It is also in this spirit of sharing (Luke 3:11) that we have sent Treats to the Troops in the Middle East, contributed to fundraisers and bake sales, fed students and staff for campus ministries, participated in potluck parties and entertained occasionally at home over the years.

our kitchens

HI COOKERIES: Newlyweds’ claustrophobia kitchen; condo and corporate apartment kitchens; and current Highlander and Islander (HI) kitchen.

When we got married, the tiny kitchen in our first apartment sufficed.  Since then, we were blessed with kitchen upgrades each time Highlander’s job relocated us (Oklahoma, New Jersey, Illinois and Texas).  Not only has our cookery (place of cooking) improved, but so has our own cookery (the art, study or practice of preparing food) through tasty triumphs as well as food flops. Hence, the dictionary provided a concise descriptor for our blog title.

We especially thank our family and friends for encouraging us to start this blog. We are grateful to them for sharing their recipes, ideas, customs and traditions, feedback and generous gifts (specialty ingredients and cooking gadgets) as well as being our guinea pigs taste-testers and allowing us to use their cookeries/kitchens when we visit their homes.

Read more About Us and our blog.  Recipes will be posted hereafter.  Thanks for visiting and supporting HI Cookery.