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Well hello, dear reader! Welcome to Delightful Crumb.

Allow me to introduce myself, for those of you who are not among the gracious friends and family into whose hands I shoved a link to this site. My name is Stacy, and I’m adventuring through my mid-twenties whilst working as an editor and the deputy director of a nonprofit. I cook in my little orange kitchen in the lovely city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

(And to all of you who do fit into those aforementioned categories, such as my boyfriend and sister and parents and old college roommates and dearest friends: I am so, so glad you are here. You people mean the world to me.)

This blog has been a long time coming. I have always loved writing: my mother tells me I’ve been scrawling songs and poems and thoughts on scraps of paper since I was very small, and there are boxes filled with my old journals in my parents’ basement (bless them). I have also always loved to eat. Though I’m still embarrassed by the stories of how quickly I plowed through my dinner (and dessert) as a child, I know it was simply unconstrained enthusiasm, which I have since learned to manage in more healthful and socially acceptable ways. Let me assure you, however, that I’m no less enthusiastic about my food.

Within these last few years, those two loves–words and food–have come together. Amid the difficulty and uncertainty of my initial year after college, I found such solace in the kitchen after long days at my first real job. I tried new dishes, baked up a storm, pored through cookbooks and developed a deep affection for food blogs. On my own blog, which I had started as an outlet for my continued writing after college, I found myself weaving food and recipes into my posts with increasing frequency. Food is such a lovely avenue, I think, for telling a story and for talking about this complex wonder of a world. After all, everyone can connect to food in some way or another. I continued along in that fashion, writing rather sporadically, wondering if I could start an Official Food Blog of my own…until I finally decided to take the plunge. And so here we are!

That about sums it up, except to thank you, kind reader, for being here. I’m grateful, and I do hope you’ll stay.

I will return very shortly with my first recipe. (Hint: it will be a baked good, and it will be scrumptious.) Until then, may you be well and warm and your table filled with delicious things to eat.

13 Comments (Add Yours)

    • Hi Stacy
      What fun to have you do things like this! In fact I enjoy all you do-well I am your g/ma you know.
      I am also looking forward to your food recipes-the black bean salad is still one of my favorites. lov g’ma

  1. What a great blog. Looking forward to trying your recipe’s. So happy for you.

  2. This is a very good thing :-)

  3. Sounds exciting!!!! I will be following.

  4. Thanks, lovely people, for your kind words. And Grandma, you may be somewhat biased, but I am still thoroughly encouraged by your support!

  5. oh i could just eat this whole little blog up…it’s so scrumptious! yum yum yum. thanks stacy, love. it’s so sweet and cozy here on your blog.

  6. Hi Stacy,
    I’m looking forward to following your blog, and maybe picking up some recipes that my family can eat. Feeding them is a challenge!

  7. This is great…and I know someone who’s in your “same boat.” Many years ago you were her favorite babysitter and now she is at a similar point in life as you. Funny how the difference in a few years diminishes as we get older. ;)

    I’m going to send her your link. I think she’ll greatly enjoy this! Thanks Stacy!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Cheryl! Those differences do indeed diminish with time. Hope you’ll (both) keep reading!

  8. Hi cutie – it is Linda!! This is so delightful -:). Do u like kale? I eat a bag a day n now like it baked or broiled w a tinge of sea salt ?… My dogs love it too-;)

    • Thanks, Linda! Yes, I adore kale. I agree that it’s great baked with sea salt (try with soy sauce and toasted sesame oil!) and also love it sauteed with lemon and garlic, or shredded in a raw salad. Miss you!!

  9. Have just stumbled across your blog and really love it- I want to sit and read more entries but it’s close to midnight and I really ought to be packing my laptop away. Your pictures are beautiful- will definitely be reading more!