“Life has a bigger imagination than we do” - a true statement and the central theme of my life since the beginning of this year. Below is some news that I’ve been dying to share with the world - news that I still can’t quite believe is real! It all started with an email (isn’t this how every great story goes these days?) with “Looking for a writer” in the subject line. Said email was from an editor at HarperCollins (!), and editor who’s a fan of my blog (!!), and is looking for a writer for a Thanksgiving cookbook for this fall - a writer like me (!!!). No . . .
Here we are again - time to update you on what’s been happening in my life lately. It was almost exactly a year ago that I told you about Rene moving away to pursue his Master’s degree. Since then, life has been kind of a whirlwind. Being in a long distance relationship with someone you’ve lived with for two years is no easy feat. Scratch that - for the first few months, it was damn near impossible. There I was, living with a roommate for the first time in my life, suddenly going to bed and waking up alone, and not being able to text bae “What do you wanna do for . . .
Goooood morning, world! While many of you are undoubtedly still in bed basking in the glow of today's federal holiday, I have been hard at work for several hours working on the download of my very first e-cookbook! (There is no rest for the self-employed). I am so freakin' excited to share this e-book with you. This is a project I've been working on for several months and I must say, I'm pretty thrilled with the result. The idea for the book came from my desire to share the tips, tricks and recipes I've picked up over the years on the topic of - you guessed it - . . .
Yesterday evening I returned from one of the most awesome weekends of my life. After several months of planning, our first event as Salt + Sage Collective - a weekend retreat in the Catskills - finally happened! We're so thankful to have gathered an awesome group of women to join us at Foxfire. Among them were fellow bloggers, aspiring cookbook authors, recipe developers, a pastry chef, a food stylist, and a even naturopathic doctor. We were also so excited to host two guest speakers, cookbook authors Leah Vanderveldt and Sarah Copeland. We spent the weekend . . .
Hello, world! Boy does it feel good to be back after a long vacation. Rene and I spent the past three weeks traveling in Europe – first visiting his family in Poland, then frolicking around Paris and Marseille. Did you know that Polish people celebrate Christmas for a whopping three days? Yeah, me neither… Each day is dedicated to a huge meal with courses upon courses of hearty dishes (fried pierogi are a must) around a long table crowded with family. I think it’s safe to say that a few pounds were gained during this festive time. Thankfully, we were determined to . . .
Hello, world! On this glorious Monday morning, I am so excited to introduce you to the Salt + Sage Collective. A few months ago, a very special trio of women invited me to join them in forming a collective. The purpose of the group would be to “elevate culinary wellness” – meaning, we would help like-minded women in the food and health fields who are looking to grow their businesses; i.e. food bloggers, health coaches, fitness professionals, and other wellness entrepreneurs. The best part? We would do it in the form of a retreat in the Catskills! Needless to say, . . .
As soon as I discovered the Food Network as a twelve-year-old, I began doing faux cooking demos at home. The hours between me getting home from school and my parents coming home from work, I would often be in our galley kitchen, concocting ‘dinner’ with whatever ingredients were in the fridge, and narrating the whole experience. Naturally, no one was listening – except sometimes my older sister, Lily, or our cat, Dasha – but to me, this was the equivalent of what other preteens must’ve felt like singing Britney Spears songs into their hairbrushes. The way I saw it, . . .