Why Hello There!

Thank you for joining me in my blogging and food adventures!

I decided to start this blog to document learning how to cook, my musings on food, and my journey to discover what being a sustainable eater means to me.

A few things about me:

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. No, not in one of the surrounding suburbs. (Sorry, but that’s not Seattle.) I was born on Capitol Hill in the ’90s and raised in the Northeast-Capitol Hill, Montlake, and Roanoke Park sub-neighborhoods.

And as a true Seattleite, I love my coffee. I am very particular and will drive out of my way for an amazing americano.

From ages 7 to 11 I went through a “white-foods-only” phase. I would eat only bland, foods: rice. tofu, carrots, white sauces, white iceberg lettuce, pasta, etc. I was a P I C K Y eater. I picked onions out of everything. (Once, I refused to eat pureed soup because I could detect the onion. My mother was dismayed.)

Fast forward 15+ years and here we are!

I still hate onions. It’s a combination of the texture and the flavor. The texture reminds me of slimy worms even when cooked–GROSS– and the flavor overpowers my senses, but not in a good way!

I love great food. Farm-to-table restaurants are my go-to. I’ve been seeking them out since my late teens.

Local ingredients are my jam. I try to make meals that use seasonal ingredients; even if I don’t always know what’s in season. (More on this later!)

I’ve been reading books on the future of food, different individual’s perspectives on sustainable eating and the direction we need to take as a society to create food security for ourselves. This blog is a place where I share what I’m currently reading, local farms I’ve visited, local food favorites of mine, and recipes I make.

I’m learning how to cook the kinds of foods I love to eat in a way that is local, sustainable, and in season.

Join me in my journey!

December, 2017

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