Welcome to my adventures in the kitchen, and ultimately my attempt to see if a food blog is a potential “career move” as opposed to just my (now not-so) hidden hope, wish, and dream.
From a young age I’ve loved the kitchen, which is ironic since as a kid all I ate were buttered noodles and peanut butter sandwiches. As I grew up I eventually no longer needed my food separated on my plate, and I began trying new things. By college I loved cooking and new ingredients were constantly making appearances in my kitchen. As I’d graduated with my 4 year degree, I headed off to culinary school.
Culinary school was an adventure. I proved to myself I could do it, but I also proved to myself I would never have a career in a restaurant kitchen. The long hours, demands, and culture were foreign to me and in the end I just couldn’t hang. I left the restaurant industry and returned to the safety of a job I held before culinary school, working at a Pilates studio.
As time would have it, I eventually became the studio manager. It was a huge learning experience for me and I learned so much from my boss about life, owning a business, and being human. After a few years I knew I needed to explore more horizons. I left the studio and took a job in the hospitality industry at their corporate headquarters. A corporate job was a big first for me, and was full of unknown.
Today I am still with that company, but finding I am struggling to find my niche. I don’t ever want to look at a job and say “it’s just my paycheck”, I’m the kind of person that wants and needs to love what they do every day. In the last year, my husband and I bought a home, got married (hooray!), and have both navigated through some personal stresses.
My husband, and many of my friends and people in my life have always known what they wanted to do in life. Me on the other hand, I’m still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up! (Hence The Indecisive Spoon part!)
Join me on my adventure for my recipes and photography, and my first foray into the blog-o-sphere that will hopefully land me in a corner of the internet I can call my own.