Thursday, September 9, 2010

Right Brained Cooking

The threat of a food blog came about six months ago when Chris and I decided that cooking really was relaxing to us.  That, and noticing that half of my Facebook statuses consisted of what I was planning for dinner.  We would come home after work, with the left side of our brain sufficiently worn only to look for something to "relax with" using our right side.

Science moment 

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies

uses feeling
"big picture" oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can "get it" (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

You get the idea... left side is what the Ritter brain does all day.  Right side is how we play.  

So fast forward a few months--- HELLO PORTLAND!  new state, new city, new home, new weekend opportunities, new restaurants, new wine country, new books to read, new people to meet.

As we take it all in, there are so many things to share.  And so many of these simple pleasures happen to be palatable discoveries.  But others may be moments that make us chew a little longer.  Or conversations that linger.  Or scenes we want to savor.  

So I invite you to dine with us as we explore life in Portland- from our kitchen discoveries to our city life encounters. 


  1. This is great...I'll make sure to tell Bish about any restaurants you like so he knows where to eat when he's in Portland!

  2. So glad to see you passions for the art of culinary skills from inside and outside the home are coming together to form such a beautiful piece of your heart, open and shared with all of those around you. I love you Noelle and Miss you dearly here away at College. I pray that God is blessing and leading you and Chris in this transformational period of your lives. Grace & Peace, Granto

  3. Congrats on starting your food blog. I warn you-- this can become addicting. I have met so many wonderful food blogger friends. They have inspired me, encouraged me, praised me and I consider them to be a family of people who love cooking as much as I do. I wish you all the best. Though we've never met, I adore your mom. Grant will remember me, since he was my TA when I worked at his high school. I look forward to seeing what you blog about next!