What two passions would you refuse to give up until you were 6 ft under? For me its food and photography. This blog is my recipe box, my photographic food diary, a place for challenging myself.
I am Melissa. I love ice cream and cheese, cooking at midnight and eating chocolate for breakfast. I grow veggies in a tiny backyard in the city. My husband likes food fried, I like food fresh, and our daughter will only eat salami & chicken nuggets.
I am cooking for three, on a limited budget, trying to keep it simple and laughing the whole most of the time.
Why Shoots & Roots? Shoots are the first little seedlings in a garden and a nickname for a photography session. Roots refer to the roots of plants and roots we eat. It also refers to our ancestral and historical roots where flavor mingles with memory and culture.