Well, hello there.
My name is Jo Stockton and I like to eat. Well, only half of that is true. The eating part. My name is not actually Jo Stockton. Jo Stockton is the name of Audrey Hepburn's character in the movie Funny Face. She's a naive, bookish, brainy-type who is essentially kidnapped by a fashion magazine and brought to Paris to be their newest big-time model. I don't use my real name because for my job I need to have some measure of authority and I don't want people googling me and finding out my personal details. Because they do that. And it's creepy.
But listen, here's some stuff that is true about me:
I have been a vegetarian since I was a teenager.
I was vegan for many years and still usually cook and eat vegan food.
I am not fully and completely vegan primarily because one of the things that makes me happiest in the whole world is having a cup of Earl Grey tea with milk and sugar every morning. And I have tried every milk substitute out there, but to me they all make my tea taste like ass.
Cheese gives me migraines and I've hated eggs since birth. So I have no trouble avoiding those.
I learned how to bake from my mother and how to cook from two vegan roommates who I lived with for most of my university days.
I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in a one bedroom apartment with a small, cute kitchen.
I also spend a lot of time at The House of Science, which is the primary dwelling of my lovely boyfriend, The Man of Science.
The Man of Science is also a mostly-vegan-vegetarian and a good cook. We both lucked out that way.
I am starting this food blog because my food posts on my personal blog always seemed to be well received. And because I love reading other food blogs. And because it will be nice to have a blog where the subject matter is never up in the air.
So let's see where this takes us, shall we?