Editorial Thoughts


Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

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by Michele Pesula Kuegler on July 15th, 2019

Ah, my dear PeKu. I haven’t written here in almost two and a half years. During that time I put PeKu on the back burner while I focused more on my role as Program Director at Wasabi Ventures Academy. During these past 30 months I even took a little time off from Think Tasty. That lasted only six months before I was craving time cooking in the kitchen and writing about it. 

So, here I am writing for the corporate base of my publishing company again. Why?

Things have changed in my professional role. Although I still run the Wasabi Ventures Academy, I am focusing my energies on other projects. As I have for the past twelve years (minus my mini hiatus), I am still creating new recipes weekly for Think Tasty. I love the time I spend thinking about recipes, creating them, and sharing them with others. Writing about it is fun as well.

I also have decided to add a little education to my plate. Last year I began my wine studies and earned my Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 certification. I enjoyed the challenge of learning something new that aligns nicely with my love of food. Although it took me a while, I have decided to continue pursuing my wine education and will start the Level 3 course in August. 

Finally, my husband and I now own a Thoroughbred syndicate. No, I’m not going to become a trainer or jockey, but I am the Community Evangelist. A decent amount of my day is spent sharing updates with our co-owners, working on marketing, and handling a bit of record keeping. I am also working to find more ways to be involved with aftercare for retired Thoroughbreds.

With all of this going on, why start writing at PeKu again? The simple answer is PeKu is a major part of my identity. It’s my handle on social media. Although I write weekly about the food I’m making and things occurring in my life, it just seemed like the right time to return here as well. I turned 49 this year, and while it doesn’t feel like a major event that next year I’ll be 50, maybe it is on some subliminal level. I definitely am spending a decent amount of time figuring out what I want to do next. 

So, here I am, back writing at PeKu. Let’s see what this new journey holds!


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