Welcome to "the musician, who cooks." I'm Michele Garcia. Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoy your time here.

The title of this blog has two meanings. The first is pretty obvious. I am a musician who cooks. It's a daily pleasure, a road back to health, and fairly cheap therapy.

The subtler meaning refers to an older term used among musicians. To "cook" meant to play really well, or was used when the music being played had a great energy happening.

Music and food are two essences of my life. Both can create community and allow space to enjoy the moment. Like good music, good food is an immediately gratifying and visceral experience.

I'll be wandering through this territory, always trying to find my true north. The focus will be on food that is whole and real, what is inspiring me at the moment, and ingredients that may slightly vary from the norm.

You'll also find frequent posts on my garden and what I'm learning about growing things, miscellaneous homemade ideas, and my occasional deep thoughts on what I value as a person who is passionate about food.  

Just as it has for me, I hope "the musician, who cooks" inspires your own creativity in the kitchen and garden, and that you have many moments of good food with good company. 

From my table to yours, I wish you buen provecho!