Hi! It’s been a while. This is my first post of 2016, and I’m feeling pretttty excited to be back. I decided to take some time off the site late last year to focus on culinary school first and foremost, but also to take some time for myself and bring a bit more inspiration into my everyday life. Looking back at the last two months, it didn’t actually turn out quite as planned. While culinary school certainly took up much of my free time, I found that instead of going out to get inspiration from sources where I thought I needed it most (museums, restaurants, etc), the inspiration I truly needed came from the inside. I spent a lot of time reflecting, listening and taking in my thoughts and feelings in a deep way….
You know the look- the wide twinkling eyes, the glowing smile, the body language indicating complete involvement and excitement… The FOOD SPARKLE. While at a dinner last friday at my culinary school naturalgourmet, a fellow classmate and friend Linda coined this term during a long discussion about all of the incredible dishes we have been cooking at school. Those with the food sparkle easily see others of their kind: if one gets excited about topics like how rich and velvety sweet potato cream soup can be or the importance of NOT stirring the mushrooms during browning for the ragu. These are the things that make my face light up with excitement, things I could talk about for hours. How incredible that I have a platform to share my food sparkle with all you good people out there!? Ahhhh…Life is good….