Summer has officially ended. There are no more leftover zucchinis lurking in my fridge, the cute little baby heirloom tomatoes are gone, and my herb plants have had enough. I just bought a new pair of snow boots, I added an extra blanket to our bed, and Arapahoe Basin has officially opened the white strip of death (this is when the ski hill opens with only one run).
If you ever feel like you are lost and spiraling into a path far from what you imagined your life being, take a minute to think about what your passion is, what you love, and what you miss doing that you used to do. The last few weeks have been beyond stressful for me, and finally I found my happy place again. I remembered why I became so obsessed with blogging, cooking and everything food. What was missing that was causing me to go so crazy? For me, it was the loud music in my kitchen and cooking my own recipes at home for myself and only myself. I find a peaceful place in my kitchen when I am alone and am not trying to please anyone but myself. I can take as long as I want on the dish, while listening to music, without a care in the world. I am so happy that my new job gives me nights off because now I know what has been missing.
I am so excited to tell you that I am a part of Chef Dennis’ “guest post Fridays” for September 2nd! Dennis is a great guy in the food world and I am so excited to be guest posting for him! I have had about a month to decide what recipe I would use for my guest post, which might have made it even more difficult, but I finally decided I would share this recipe that was passed onto me by a good friend. She told me that she suffered sweating in the non-air-conditioned lobby of a hotel in South America in order to e-mail me this delicious recipe. I am glad she did because it is delicious!
Please head over to A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis for the full post and say hi!
I am laughing while writing about this week’s Throwback Thursday recipe. Don’t get me wrong, the dish was delicious, I just had a few mishaps while trying to prepare it. This meal was my first time eating butternut squash. I spent ages trying to find a recipe that I thought would be a good intro for the new veggie. Finally, I decided to make gnocchi, something else that I had never made before. I ended up making the gnocchi way too wet and struggled to make well-shaped pasta. At the time I had no idea that the pasta was too wet and was dumbfounded on how people made their gnocchi have the cute little fork marks in them. To this day I have still not made gnocchi again. It is something I should probably think about doing in the near future.