Nothing speaks to my Type-A heart quite like mise en place, which is a French culinary term meaning “everything in its place.” Professional chefs practice mise en place by preparing and organizing each ingredient before cooking to ensure success in the kitchen. I have not only applied this philosophy in my own kitchen, but to my… Continue reading mise en place, but for life
As previously mentioned in the Galentine’s Day Party post, one of my three favorite holidays is Passover. In case you are unfamiliar, Passover is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the Israelite slaves being freed from Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. The holiday is chock-full of symbolism and ritualistic menu items, which make appearances throughout the Seder… Continue reading passover x japan
So much of being a #powergirl is having big ideas and seeing them to fruition, which requires focus, determination, and courage. But, even powergirls have days when shit life happens, like a swift punch to the gut, threatening to derail said focus, determination, and courage. So, how can one deal with shit life while staying on track… Continue reading 5 tools for staying on track when life happens
As promised, here are the recipes for each menu item from my Galentine’s Day Party. If you try any of the recipes, please let me know how they turn out in the comments section. Mini Chicken and Waffle Sammies For the waffles, follow Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles recipe which can be found online here. Please… Continue reading galentine’s day party part 2: the recipes!
Besides Halloween…and Passover…Galentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! For the past five years, I have hosted a Galentine’s Day party just before Valentine’s Day, in celebration of my #girlfriendships. Aw. In case you aren’t familiar with the best TV show in the Universe, Galentine’s Day is described by Leslie Knope as, “Oh, it’s only the… Continue reading galentine’s day party! (and also, the “b” word)
Every weekend, I visit a local organic farm and stock up on fabulous! gorgeous! delicious! produce for the week. There is usually a wonderful supply of various mushrooms at the farm and I always get some, as mushrooms are a fantastic healthy-comfort food, so I was already focused on bringing a good amount home. It… Continue reading asian mushroom soup!
Parasols certainly peaked in popularity during the 18th and 19th centuries, but evidence of their existence dates back to over 3,000 years ago. While the purpose of a parasol is to shield oneself from sunlight, historically, the object was used…