Rosario Chronicles

Apple Sour Cream Cake My newest edition to the autumn menu at Rosario Resort. A moist, sour cream based cake is the star of this scrumptious dessert. Butter sauteed apples, courtesy of local Smiling Dog Farms, are a complimentary component to homemade cinnamon ice cream and baked apple chips. Autumn rain outside, I could cozy…

Rosario Chronicles

I must say, it has been quite a long time since my last post. As island life usually progresses, the summer is a brutal tourist season and a necessary evil we all brace for and muster through. Many new items on the dessert menu at Rosario, the favorite of my recent creations falling on the…

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….

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…

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…

Creations – Asian style

January 6, 2017 My school schedule is less hectic than imagined with only 10 credits to take and Friday-Sunday night off. So with my free time, it was about time to concoct a new culinary creation at home on Orcas. Today’s menu features a mouth-watering Asian tradition: the noodle bowl. With various regions of the…

Creations

All of these wonderful creations were made in the past week and a half for various reasons. Mostly just to enjoy and expand my vision of baking but mostly because I love to cook/bake different things. For my sister, the chicken picatta is healthy and wonderful but the only thing really prominent is the butter,…