Riesling Poached Pears

Now, I’m no baker, but I love dessert. It seems like a meal isn’t complete without a little something sweet at the end. Eventually I want to learn how to make a chocolate tart, soufflé, or something else that’s sweet and fancy, but that’s a question for my friends in the baking program at school….

Seven Days in Sydney

A few weeks ago, I landed from a week long trip in Sydney, Australia.  I’ve been peeling from the intense sun and desperate to go back ever since.  It was a whirlwind trip, one that included all the major sights of the city, plus some underground spots and local watering holes introduced to me by…

Frugal Foodie in the Land Down Unda

It’s about that time again, when people start to go home and bundle up for the holidays. Not me. I hate the cold. Hate it. I can deal with cold weather for a little, after I first step outside, but as soon as that cold wind slaps me in the face, I’m done. There’s little…

Some Favorites for the Holidays

My favorite holiday is tomorrow. Yes, it’s thanksgiving. I don’t think anyone is surprised. I know it has some pretty sketchy roots, but I just love the idea of a holiday that celebrates eating and drinking. I’m also off from school for a few days, giving me time to relax and restore a little. I’m…

Life in the Land of Consommé

The past few weeks have been such a whirlwind. Being back in school, and a technical school at that, is overwhelming and fun and scary and inspiring all at once. Does that even make sense? So I started culinary school at the CIA. What can I even say? It’s awesome. First of all, my lunches…

Recipe: Simple Roasted Chicken

This weekend marks the end of my 24th year, or as a friend puts it “The end of saying ‘I didn’t know any better.’” I know that adulthood is upon me, Yet I know there is still so much to learn in my life. It is a pretty strange feeling. In honor of my friend’s…

Recipe: Plum Coffee Cake

It’s no secret that I’m not the best at baking, mostly because I shy away from trying it. It intimidates me. When I saw this post from StrawberryPlum, however, I had to try it. I love coffee cake, and, ironically, how well it pairs with tea. Figured I’d give it a go, I mean, it’s…

Recipe: Tomato Tart

So it’s the end of summer, and I have to come to terms with that. Time to use the last of the summer veggies before the go out of season. Luckily, there is inspiration everywhere for cooking delicious dishes and pushing myself in the kitchen (a little prep before entering culinary school, you know). This…

Recipe: Country Omlette

A month into moving home, I’m finally getting the hang of things. Life in the mountains is pretty relaxed, and after months (years, actually) of working my butt off, it’s nice to just hang out and take in the mountain air. It’s not all fun and games, though. I did happen to get a job,…

Recipe: Tomato Salad

Summertime is over, and I don’t want to deal with it. This summer has not only been one of the most fun, but it’s been one of the most plentiful with food. I’ve gotten into farmer’s markets- gotten in deep. I might need an intervention. With that being said, if you don’t visit them often,…