The Kitchener (About Me)

Hi, I’m Jon, and I spend much of my time in the kitchen, planning and preparing (almost always) delicious local meals.  That time in the kitchen makes me feel that I am more of a kitchener than a foodie or chef.  Thanks for stopping by!

My family and I buy local (100-miles) as much as we can.  This means all produce and meat (which we don’t eat very much of), as many grains as we can find locally, and anything else possible too!  Not everything is grown here and I’m not a purist like the inspiring authors of the 100-Mile Diet, but I feel like most of what my family and I eat is produced in the 100-mile radius where we live.  We live in Kitchener, Ontario, just over an hour from Toronto, about an hour-and-a-half from the Niagara area, and surrounded by beautiful farmland in almost every direction.  It is a wonderful place to live!

My favorite things to cook are bread and pizza.  I should also add beer to that short list; it seems I have quite the interest in yeast and its potential to help create wonderful things in my kitchen.  

I like to be silly.  I like to be serious too, but it seems most of the time I prefer to be silly.  For some reason this quality in me does not always manifest itself in public.  But sometimes it does.  It just depends on my mood I guess.  I haven’t felt too silly on the blog yet… but maybe in time….