I am Athena. There are so many other food blogs out there. I look all over the internet, and I see all of these fabulous recipes for people like me who like to make most of their food from scratch, but in all of the people I meet on a regular basis in the real world, I feel like there are not so many of us. I still think that I could make a contribution, you know? That is why I am here. My food philosophy is this: I am typically Paleo-ish leaning (no, really, I try to be good), but for holidays and special occasions, I don’t skimp on flavor for anything. Some things are just hard for me to put down. Like pastries. This blog sees all kinds of recipes, including, but not limited to foods with fat and sugar contents that would make even Paula Deen wince, tweaked recipes from my favorite Paleo-nuts, and my own tried and true family favorites. Not all recipes are mine, but I definitely give credit where it is due.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with cool German words, “kaffeeklatsch” means to gather with friends for conversation and coffee. I love coffee, and if you ever see me without coffee, understand this: Houston, we have a problem. I interpret you odd, wonderful people who apparently share some interests of mine, as friends (just go with it). So to me, this is coffeetime with my friends. Kaffeeklatsch!
I was an Air Force spouse, and have followed my husband from Florida to Virginia, then to Southern Turkey, and we are now transitioning back into civilian life. Because of this, I am not posting as often as I used to, and honestly, I don’t know if I will ever pick it back up again. Regardless, there are some gems, here, so I am leaving the site up, for the eventuality that I ever don’t have homework that is due 5 minutes ago, dinner to cook, and a job as a network admin to find.
Programming note: This is my blog, and if you do not like what I have to say, or how I say it, you are more than welcome to go away. No, really. Don’t be catty, I will banish you. It’s just uncalled for. That said, I am so happy you are here! Have some coffee.