A New Start – Rosario

Ricotta Cheesecake Blueberry Oregano Sauce Toasted Graham Crumbles Candied Orange Zest Chiffonade of Oregano My first professional dessert plated with the help of my pastry chef Christina Rockwelt and my head chef Raymond Southern.  

Boston 2018 – Part 1

East coast cities are masters at veiling gems of eloquent and traditional cuisine, as well as comfort food and oriental delights. Allston, Massachusettes. College metropolis for musical geniuses and amateurs alike, this town crawls with the beat of funk, metal, pop, country, you name it. Locals are the people to talk to if you want…

New Year Delicacies

Holiday cheer is only accomplished with fabulous food, roudy people and joyful laughter. The curtain is lifted on my New Years Eve with friends and family, a menagerie of charcuterie trays and island preserves, not to mention silly board games that will fill the air with meniacle noises: also known as laughter in my house….

Universal Studios Adventure

Grab a taxi and travel with me to Universal Studios! Hitting the sunny coast of California in mid-November seems like a perfect alternative to blustery winds and harsh power outages in the San Juan Islands. Zooming across the airways of bustling Las Vegas with an extreme head cold may not have been the greatest idea,…

Creations – One hot summer day

September 3, 2017 Amidst the sweltering heat and light breeze, I toil away in my small kitchen. Why you ask? Because a Postal friend approached my brother with a recipe from a food magazine about ice cream tacos. Now, she had me at dessert and tacos so I immediately accepted whatever request was about to…

The Bites of Portland, Part 2

Imagine the many people who own a food truck and place them all on two blocks in the heart of the city, you have Portland! Bustling streets that stifle even the desert dwellers of Arizona, Portland has record heats that an island girl such as myself shouldn’t dream of venturing into. The constant exhaust from…

Creations – July 16, 2017

Summer food has got to be the greatest, and with only two and a half months of loveliness on Orcas Island it is a critical staple. Among the multitude of restaurants out here that adopt the local-as-much-as-possible policy, Rosario Resort has to take the prize. Nestled down on the eastern waterfront of Orcas Island, located…

The Bites of Portland – Part 1

Food seems to be the only reason I would consider pulling sleepless nights and traveling at ungodly hours of the morning. With those words being said, my excursion with two college-educated goofies (Cheyenne Meek and Kayla Guernsey) began at 4:00 am on June 25, 2017. The lonely hours of the morning proved advantageous whilst trekking…

Creations

May 1, 2017 The much-belated and anticipated wait for you all I am sure. It has been somewhat of a hassle establishing a work routine with my new job and juggling the home schedule along with it. But, never fear, I am still creating lovely morsels for my consumption, mostly, but also for those around…

Creations

March 24, 2017 I recently took up the extremely delicious task of mixing doughnut dough and frying the lovely, puffy and fluffy balls of sugary despair. I will let you all know that my escapades have proved fruitful and even the rounding and shaping of the cinnamon-roll-like dough seems a breeze anymore. Spicing things up…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 31

March 14, 2017 The LAST day of baking and cooking and college; all of it!!! I am ecstatic and deeply sad at the same time because SVC has been like a home to me these past two years. I am thanking all of my Chefs here at the school for giving me such an awesome…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 30

March 13, 2017 This is finals week and the last week of college for me until coming back in the spring for Graduation! Today I was working on all components for my final plated dessert on Tuesday at 10:15. I made a Blueberry Lavender Mousse with Cardamom Mascarpone Cream and Cinnamon Granola. It is garnished…