|Occupation||recipe creator, food writer, food-wanderlust'er'|
|Location||cape cod, ma|
|Introduction||A california girl living on cape cod w/ a tiny outdated kitchen where I create kicked up/creative recipes. Some recipes my own, some recipes not, but always striving to boost the flavor, the texture up a notch (or three). I first started this blog over three years ago in a 50 s.f. galley kitchen in an old antique rental in the historic village of Sandwich, MA where there was only 30 year old gaggenau oven with issues, two functioning gas burners, and a refrigerator in my living room. Now I create recipes in a regular kitchen. What drives me to create? I see dishes in restaurants, meals created on TV, recipes in cookbooks and online, and I always think to myself why didn’t they add this or why did they leave out that? I love to question, love to research, and love to learn about combining different flavors and textures in recipes; which leads me to the kitchen to recreate or create—however you food-o-sophically look at it.|
|Interests||Cooking, baking, shopping, surfing, traveling, working out, lifting weights, swimming out to the middle of the ocean on a bright sunny day, listening to Jazz, Ambient, classical. What I enjoy most is gourmet cooking & baking: the reactions of those eating my wonderful creations. I'm a caribbean junkie and travel junkie.|
|Favorite Movies||Lost in Translation, Waiting for Guffman, Endless Summer 1 & 2, Into the Wild, Flirting with Diaster, Step into Liquid, The Perfect Storm, Gone Baby Gone, GoodFellas, Into the Blue, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Blade Runner, Moonstruck, Napoleon Dynamite, Dumb & Dumber, Notes on a Scandal, Oceans Eleven, Riding Giants (surf movie), Snatch, Ratatouille, Seven, Point Break, Superman Returns, Superbad, True Romance, Fight Club, No Reservations, The Big Night|
|Favorite Music||Jazz, Big Band (yes I know I'm young for that, but I love big band music), Hawaiian, Ambient and light classical.|
|Favorite Books||cookbooks! anything by Augusten Burroughs; Wally Lamb; C. D'Ambrosio; David Sedaris. The Outermost House, Into the Wild, Touching the Void, Into thin Air: Everest. I love reading cookbooks: new & old; even those rare vintage ones.|
If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?
I would say "no-poop deck"