I grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Growing up I took dance lessons (tap and jazz) from the age of 4 until I graduated highschool. I’ve pretty much known how to cut with scissors and draw inside the lines since I was born, so anything art and design related is right up my alley. I went to App State for 2.5 years for Graphic Design, I have always been interested in graphic and web design. I also love plants and gardening. So much that I transferred to North Carolina State University for a BS in Horticulture Science and Landscape Design. Right now I work full-time at a local, mail-order plant nursery in Raleigh, North Carolina. So yea, I am a plant geek, and proud of it!
Nate is a Sous Chef at a well-known restaurant here in Raleigh. He went to JWU Charlotte and received an associate degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelor in Food Service Management. I guess you could say he is my personal cook book and go-to for questions in the kitchen. Just last night, I found out I've been cooking rice "the wrong way" for 25 years. Love ya!!
I've always enjoyed trying new foods, and would consider myself an adventurous eater. But I didn’t know how to cook or cared to learn until I met Nate. I usually cook from recipes, modify them myself, or just come up with my own concoctions…some have failed miserably and will never make an appearance on this blog ;)
With this blog I am hoping to keep a record of original and modified recipes, motivate myself to cook more, give some insight into the life of a chef & chef wife, and share with friends & family some of the ridiculousness that happens in our day to day lives.