February 8, 2021
Hi, I’m Connie Veneracion. I’ve been food blogging for 18 years (yes!) and Renaissance.Mom was initially an attempt to gather together old recipes that are neither Filipino nor Asian, ones that are still good enough by today’s standards, and which don’t belong in my two other food blogs. The blog with the non-Filipino and non-Asian recipes began as a subdomain of one of my domains and it went through several name changes.
Then, 2020 happened. My daughter, Alex, started baking bread in earnest. She made her own sour dough starter from scratch (it wasn’t easy and it took several attempts) and we had freshly baked bread several times a week. Of course, it wasn’t always sour dough bread. We love Alex’s pizza and we ask for it more often than sour bread. We like her milk bread too and the many ways she gets creative with it. And her flatbreads are to die for.
I had been diligently documenting Alex’s bread journey, and I thought… Alex’s bread recipes and my savory meaty recipes sound good together. After all, savory dishes go perfectly with bread as they do with rice or noodles. We have enough photos to share over a dozen bread recipes with step-by-step images.
Close to a hundred savory recipes, some old and some new, are already in the archive. The bread recipes that have been perfected will get posted before the end of
February March 2021 and, from there, we’ll just keep adding more. We’re throwing in the best of the baked sweets and savory muffins we’ve created in the past as well. It doesn’t look like 2021 will be a lot better than 2020 anyway, so, why shouldn’t we make good use of all the free time we have to learn more, cook and bake better, and share delicious recipes along the way?
Finally, in case you’re wondering why I write the blog’s name with a dot before “mom”… That’s so you’ll remember what to type on your browser. There is no .com or .net. It’s Renaissance.Mom where good food is cooked better.