About me

I really despise writing these sorts of things which is rather asinine because I love talking about myself.

I started this blog so that I could teach myself how to cook.  I am the offspring of two amazing cooks so I was never motivated to learn growing up. I was always an excellent baker--in fact, when I get stressed, I bake.  If I'm really stressed, I'll bake hundreds of cookies or ten pies (oddly, this is common in my family).  But I didn't know how to cook.  And I've learned.  I've learned so much through writing this blog.  I can now confidently cook a coursed meal for a crowd, which I love.

If you are a long term reader, you know I took two years off from blogging.  I have a lot of excuses for that, many of them very personal.

I live in Washington, DC, which I like.  I love the sense of history and the fact that the sushi bar you are eating in was once the boarding house that Lincoln's assassination was planned inside.  SO MUCH COOL AMERICAN HISTORY.  And there is always something to do.  Plus it's damn pretty.

Other information?  I'm a Scorpio, I love animal print (especially snakeskin), my favorite piece of kitchen equipment is my immersion blender, I hate cinnamon and bell peppers, and I'm allergic to almost all fruit.  My favorite actor is Cillian Murphy, I hate watching cooking shows on TV, I'm strangely obsessed with the 80's, and I have over 100 pairs of shoes, although I usually wear the same couple pairs.  I love ballet, Kate Spade, wedge heels, bacon cheeseburgers, and Levi's.  In my next life, I hope to be in a Heart cover band.  And I read like a maniac--I read about 300 books a year, so if you have one to recommend, let me know!

I'm adding a new section on subscription boxes, my new obsession.  WHO DOESN'T WANT TO GET AWESOME STUFF IN THE MAIL EVERY MONTH?  If you hate this idea, skip the posts.  Simple!