THREE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE AT A COOKING CLASS

I’ve reached the point in my vocational journey where my passion for cooking surpasses my culinary abilities. Last summer I seriously researched going to culinary school.  But this pursuit does not fit into our resources of time or money. However, I have been able to take several cooking classes at Sur La Table.  It's not … Continue reading THREE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE AT A COOKING CLASS

DISCOVERING WHAT HOSPITALITY IS – AND IS NOT – ABOUT

I circled nervously around our tiny apartment kitchen desperately wanting - needing - everything to be absolutely perfect. I was a recently wed, twenty-three year old woman.  And my big sister and her husband were coming over for dinner. I carefully chose a recipe that I knew they would enjoy.  And I went to work … Continue reading DISCOVERING WHAT HOSPITALITY IS – AND IS NOT – ABOUT

MY FOOD FAIL

Real life is messy.  Despite our education, experience, skills, abilities, and altruistic desires - there is no foolproof method to avoid unexpected disasters.  We cannot learn, grow, mature, or prepare enough to leave failure behind forever. It's ironic that Monday afternoon I posted about the significance of food and cooking in my home, and that … Continue reading MY FOOD FAIL