Simply Recipes: Eye Meat and Potatoes

It’s such a strange thing to redesign a website that you use all the time.

So when Elise approached me about redesigning her world-famous recipe site, I was elated. It’s not every day that you get to make something you have a vested interest in better. And besides, she gave me a recipe for some slammin’ buffalo wings. It’s the least I could do.

I’ll spare you the boring details, but I will say that what I enjoyed the most about this project was the subtlety of it all. I was reminded of British Lit. class where we had to write an English sonnet, and it had to be 14 lines and the rhyme scheme was A B A B C D C D E F E F G G and they made us write it in iambic pentameter. All those forms forced us to seek ways to express ourselves within those constraints, and often the result was rather unexpected and pleasant.

Simply Recipes was that kind of a project for me. Pleasant, unexpected and simple.

For some reason, I’ve got Killian’s old voice mail in my head: “‘Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free, tis a gift to leave a message for your friend, Jeremy…”

Pay me no mind. There’s good food afoot.