Five years ago, I started this blog with a terrible photo and a recipe for tortilla soup. I was relatively newly married, student teaching, doing the occasional triathlon, and still living in the town where I went to college.
Now, we’re almost to our sixth wedding anniversary, we’re parents, I’ve been a teacher for three years, I’m signed up for my first Ironman, and we live in the East Bay. There have been lots of changes in my life, and lots of changes on this blog.
I used to spend hours planning meals, taking pictures of those meals, and posting them on the blog. I voraciously read blogs and checked cookbooks out of the library, and my personal cookbook collection started to grow. Somewhere around 2010, I started talking about my athletic endeavors on the blog as well. I had ups and downs, but I was pretty consistent about posting and always looked forward to sharing pictures and stories of what I was up to.
Blogging helped me make some amazing friends, helped me feel connected to people at home while we were traveling the world, and definitely expanded my culinary horizons. These days, though, I just don’t feel any drive to post, and I’m starting to not really want to read blogs either.
I’m not going to take down any of the recipes or posts just yet, but now that Ellie is older and Mike and I are both training for big races, I’d rather spend my time with the people I love than glued to my computer. I may pop back on from time to time if I cook something REALLY good (and actually take a photo of it), but right now, Cate’s World Kitchen is going to go quiet. Thanks so much for reading!