Category Archive: Food Essays

My First Weekend at the CIA

This weekend my roommate and I woke up and realized that our room gets very bright and sunny even with the shades. We realized this before realizing that it was our first time… Continue reading

Beet Ravioli

The other day I was in the kitchen envisioning something to make with all the beets from our farm share.  I started roasting the beets in the oven and my mom walked through… Continue reading

Reviving Rhubarb

While I might have made my grandmother cringe by reworking a family recipe for rhubarb cake I thought it would be a great way to combine both fresh rhubarb and strawberries.   The… Continue reading

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

I have recently gone back to work for the summer, which leaves my family to fend for themselves a few nights a week for dinner.  Although slow cooker meals are typical for hearty… Continue reading

Very Vanilla

Have you ever watched a cooking show where they stress the importance of using good vanilla? Up until recently I never gave much attention to the type of vanilla I was using.  I… Continue reading

Time for Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the signature signs of spring in the food world.  It also happens to be one of my favorite vegetables and I am so excited that it is finally in… Continue reading

On Being Vegetarian

Yes, I know what your thinking.  How is someone who is planning to go to culinary school a vegetarian?  I do realize that this lifestyle is going to change in the coming months;… Continue reading

Starting a Culinary Herb Garden

I am an amateur gardener at best. However, I have a real appreciation for knowing where my food comes from.  It is the major reason I urged my parents to join a farm… Continue reading