What is In Our Kitchen?
In Our Kitchen began as an idea a few years ago, and today it’s evolved into it’s first incarnation, a lovely, passionate and resourceful online cookbook. This website is the culmination of an immense passion for food, learning, health, friends and family shared by two individuals. It is also the future for these two individuals, as they continue to evolve the brand towards their ultimate goal.
In Our Kitchen has one guiding principle: That good, wholesome, local and seasonal food is the key to living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
Who is behind the name?
It’s not easy to thin out the list of ingredients that went, and still do, go into the In Our Kitchen Brand. At the very heart are two people, Melanie and Andre, who are dearly passionate about wholesome, local, and delicious food. We surround ourselves with an amazing network of local farmers, grocers, chefs, bakers, cooks and above all, family and friends.
Melanie is the baker to be in this symbiotic duo, while Andre is the chef to be. It’s a shared workload that has benefited us both over the years…Melanie loves coming home to a home cooked meal after a long day at the office and Andre loves snacking on fresh-baked goods after returning from a demanding run.
You are also responsible for what In Our Kitchen is. You are here today because you share some of the same values and beliefs that we hold near and dear. Maybe you love supporting local businesses. Maybe you love spending time in the kitchen, surrounded by friends and a fine bottle of wine. Maybe you love traveling the world, tasting what it has to offer. Whatever your reason, you love food and you inspire us. You are as much a part of what In Our Kitchen is as we are, and for this we are thankful.
What can you expect?
You can expect food, and lots of it. We’re bringing you only our finest recipes. Recipes that have been painstakingly researched, revised, tested, revised again, tested some more (this time over some wine…it’s getting late, ya know?!) until finally it becomes the final product you find in this digital cookbook. Our goal is for you to feel as though you truly are, In Our Kitchen.
We source as many local and sustainable ingredients as we can, so expect plenty of Ontario grown produce and Ontario raised beef, poultry, fish and game. You can expect recipes that span a wide range of topics, recipes perfect for specific occasions and some for every day meals. We’re lovers of fine food and we know there is a delicate balance between your free time and the food you put on your plate, so expect a nice balance of every day meals with some more challenging recipes.
You can trust that we’ve done our research, we’ve crossed our Ts and dotted our Is and that the recipes you find herein are here for your enjoyment. Please share them with everyone you know. Food tastes best when shared, and we hope you enjoy sharing as much as eating. Engage yourself when you are on the site…feel free to comment on our recipes or get in touch with us.
What does the future hold?
Well, it is after all rather hard to predict the future. What we do know is we will continue to love food, and hope to share with you through this website and our digital cookbook. I’m sure In Our Kitchen will continue to evolve and we’re excited to be able to share the journey with you.