Making Cheese

Who doesn’t like cheese? Nobody, that’s who. Luckily, I’ve found out how to make some cheese at home, for those who want to try something new. It’s easy, fast, and definitely a great way to spend some time on a snowy day like most of us Northeasters had today. So I decided on goat cheese,…

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…

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…

My New Favorite Birthday Drink

This past weekend was a good one. Not only was it my 25th birthday and I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with friends and family, but I also fell in love. With a drink, that is. I feel like this relationship will definitely work out well for me. This drink recipe was concieved…

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…