There are hidden gems in any landscape. For many of us, the pleasure is in the search. Easy treasure is rarely given the attention that it deserves. In fact, the ease of acquiring something is usually directly related to it's perceived value. Things that we have to work for leave an impact. Failure teaches us lessons that are not easily forgotten in ways that crossing the finish line without effort will never do. Recipes are easy. Google will instantly give you 4,956,327,042 recipes for any given dish and most of them will work. It's the stories that reel us in, the small challenges and complexities that color our perspective. While we do write recipes, they are not the crux of what we do here. For us blogging is about sharing ideas. Recipes can be illustrative but are not always necessary here because in many cases the actual recipe isn't the point. The process is what compels us and once we figure it out, it can be applied to any recipe that works. This space is for our pursuit of ideas and our books are where most of the recipes reside.