Our Start

The Magic of Tidying Up

A stellar book report on the #1 New York Times Best Seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo will be featured in a future post. For now, let’s focus on her concept of Joy. Keep that which brings you Joy in your life.

My Joy = Cooking to suit food issue needs for the people I love.

My Unjoy = Keeping track of the recipes I scribble onto stray legal pads, sticky notes, in the margins of Joy of Cooking (pun intended), pins from Pinterest, and saved onto two laptops.

We started DeliberateFare.com as a means to let my joy shine through by the act of tidying up the food issue recipes I crafted and collected. I dreamed of being able to quickly forward my vegan friends my recipe for Vegan Candied Raspberries or to message my aunt a quick recipe for gluten-free Pastry Dough Crust that actually tasted like pie crust and not cardboard. As I typed, consolidated, and edited, we quickly realized that what was developing was a portfolio in progress of my own style of art.