Blueberry Pancakes with Vanilla-Poached Apricots

Blueberry Pancakes with Vanilla-Poached Apricots

I start my first day of culinary school tomorrow morning and I get the feeling that I am in for a world of hurt. As you may know, I cannot resist of good loaf of bread. My list of favorite foods goes bread, then chocolate, then cheese. If I was deserted on an island and… 

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Black Bean Soup with Spicy Chipotle Crema2

Black Bean Soup with Spicy Chipotle Crema

Today was orientation day at culinary school! I’m super pumped now. As pumped as I can be, because getting there was a little tough. You see, I’m staying with my brother until I can move into my new apartment, and the train in his neighborhood is being serviced. So first I had to take a… 

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Quinoa Cakes with Basil-Chive Cream

Quinoa Cakes with Basil-Chive Cream

Good news, everyone! I won’t be living on the streets! My new roomie and I applied for the cutest, most charming, and (rather unfortunately) tiniest little apartment there ever was on Friday and we were just informed today that we got it! I sign on the dotted line tomorrow! The place is quaint and packs… 

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Homemade Pita Bread

Homemade Pita Bread

48 hours in New York City and it has been quite an adventure so far. I feel like I could write a book, but instead I’m writing a blog post. Within the first 8 hours I managed to slice my pinky toe open on a broken wine glass and had to walk 10 blocks with… 

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Blueberry Rhubarb Turnovers

Blueberry Rhubarb Turnovers

Holy hell. Come early tomorrow morning, I’ll be putting most of my life and personal space into the hands of the TSA and boarding a plane for New York! I start culinary school in 15 days. WHAT??? I’ve finally found a great roommate, and that was quite a feat. I went through more than my fair share… 

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Fried Plantain Chips

Fried Plantain Chips

Next week I’m making the big move to New York to start looking for an apartment and start culinary school! I’m extremely unprepared. I can’t even decide on the definitive color scheme for my room, which is obviously the most important part. I’m only now realizing that I have a few very precious days to enjoy… 

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Roasted Corn Salad

Cucumber, Watermelon, and Roasted Corn Salad

Let me tell you the absolute best part about moving to a different city. In my case, I currently live in the same city that I grew up in. The same city where I went to high school. This means I often run into a lot of people that I don’t want to run into…. 

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Caramelized Pineapple

Roasted Pineapple Ice Cream with Caramel

I’m thinking about taking up a new hobby. Generally when people ask me what I do in my free time, I tell them that I love to cook. But soon I’ll be doing that for a living, and I’m pretty sure there’s an unwritten rule somewhere that says your hobby can’t be your occupation. And… 

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Burrata and Peach Chutney Crostini

Burrata and Peach Chutney Crostini

My sweet baby girl got her teeth cleaned this morning and she’s been zonked out right next to her mama on the couch ever since. She’s a warm, cuddly, gingivitis-free zombie. The ride home was hilarious. She was rolling around the seat like a half-empty water bottle for 10 minutes. Now she has a lazy… 

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Cherry-Plum Pie Pops

Cherry-Plum Pie Pops

Guess what arrived in the mail the other day? That flimsy, stupid, and (for some reason) enormous college diploma that proves I is smarts. Some of you may know that I majored in accounting. Because when I went to college initially, I thought to myself, what is the easiest major I can find that will… 

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Grilled Flank Steaks with Sicilian Olive Tapenade

Grilled Flank Steaks with Sicilian Olive Tapenade

Let’s talk about the delicate dance that is finding a roommate. I know that I already complained about this particular subject recently, but some recent online conversations have proven to be very disturbing. This issue is far from over. I just don’t understand why some people say the things that they do when they are… 

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