Connor mentioned I should make a food blog about 6 months ago, but I was so nervous to take the first step. What if I couldn’t keep up with it? What if no one read it? At this point all I care about is sharing my recipes and various stories with you all…who cares if no one reads it? I’m doing this for me.
I love food. I’ve always loved food. It’s obviously something that we need to survive but I also believe it’s an art. I have fond memories when I was growing up in the kitchen, singing, dancing, and ALWAYS licking the spoon with my mom. While she was baking cookies, or making my favorite meal I would stand right next to her and listen while she explained to me the basics. She always said “if you learn the basics, then everything else will fall into place. There’s nothing you can’t do as long as you know the fundamentals.” She has been my inspiration through it all. I couldn’t tell you how many amazing meals she has put on the dinner table while I was growing up.
Connor and I met when we were sophomores in college and he lived in an apartment off-campus while I still lived in the dorms. Eventually, I was spending more and more time at his apartment and one day I told him I wanted to make homemade lasagna. We got in the car, went to the grocery store, and picked up everything that I needed. It took longer than it should’ve (and I made a giant mess), but it turned out delicious! It gave me inspiration and made me remember how much I enjoyed my time in the kitchen when I was younger.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that I began to cook. I’m now 22 years old and have been cooking non-stop since I was 19. Three years may not seem like a long time, but like my mom said: because I already knew the basics, it was very easy for me to “graduate” to more difficult recipes.
When I’m not cooking, I work as a geotechnical engineer in Maine. It’s challenging and sometimes I work long hours, so I’d be lying if I said that I ALWAYS want to go home and cook up a 5-star meal. There’s always days when I get home and I cook Connor and I a box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
I’m excited to share with you what I’ve learned over the years and different recipes that I’ve dreamt up. I hope that I can get you in the kitchen and make you fall in love with cooking as much as I have.