4 Foods to get you Summer–Body ready without breaking the bank!

Hey All, In light of my previous submission by my friend Helen, I’ve been receiving lots of articles from writers wanting to share their tips on cooking, staying healthy, and eating in general. It’s been awesome and super fun to read things by others, and I want to support my fellow writers (and in this…

Crazy- Amazing Stuffed Squid

As much as I love to write about cooking, I myself am a professional cook in my everyday life (which explains why I almost never have time to post).  One of the many amazing things about my line of work is the incredible people I have met along the way.  Don’t get me wrong, the…

Smile

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward I’m not much of a person for social media; it takes me forever to post anything on here, and I use this blog to express my passion.  I guess life can get really busy when you’re out there living it. A few days…

Adventures in Breadbaking

For the holidays, I have been given the best gift ever, and have a full week off from work. That’s right.  Monday to Sunday.  After years of going and going in this industry, a little time to rest is an amazing thing. Since I get bored easily, though, I decided to cook up a storm,…

Ending One Chapter, Starting Another

Recently (finally), I graduated from culinary school.  It’s amazing! My love of cooking has definitely taken me down a path I could not have predicted.  Of course the obvious (and often asked) question is: “what’s next?” In short, to cook. As much as possible and as for as many people as possible.  I’m not a…

End of Semester Round Up

Somehow, the end of my first semester at Culinary School is upon me, and I don’t even know how it happened so quickly. I’ve gone from just understanding consomme to pulling together more composed dishes: My life, similarly, has become more composed as well.  I’ve somehow learned to balance school, three jobs, and a (somewhat…

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…

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…

When Life Hands You Lemons…

It’s been a while, and don’t think I haven’t noticed.  I haven’t written on my blog in months, and I hardly have any idea where to begin.  In the interest of being honest, however, I guess the best place to start is the beginning.  I’m no old sage, but wisdom can come at any age. …

Repost: 3 Must Experience African Vacations

This article was passed on to me by a friend, and I’m just helping out and getting their word out there.  Like travel? Check it out.  I’ve wanted to check out Africa for some time now, and this article only makes me that much angrier I still haven’t been.  Enjoy!-L Find yourself looking up the…

My Stage at Menton

I’ve been gone a week, I know. It’s been a crazy week guys. I’ve been looking to get another cooking job and was lucky enough to find out that Menton, one of Boston’s best restaurants, is looking for a line cook. The restaurant is fine-dining french, and the Chef de Cuisine is Kristen Kish, who…