If I'm not in the kitchen you can probably find me in the garden. As a grow-your-own-adventure type cook I am always creating recipes from what I harvest. I am definitely a culinary horticulturist (a food nerd). I was educated the old fashioned way and by that I mean my Gram taught me the basics while loading me up on good hearty recipes from her secret stash. I pull from these more often than not and tweak them as needed to create magic of my own. My heritage is filled with home grown American recipes but I also have a deep admiration for the foods I’ve enjoyed traveling abroad. I am lucky to have spent time in Paris and Tokyo among other adventures and the flavors I fell in love with along the way have stayed with my cooking tool kit. My food ranges from crisp clean and light to rich full bodied comfort food. I work with local farmers I am proud to call friends to bring you the best each season has to offer. I especially like to introduce a familiar ingredient in new and different ways. It keeps traditional recipes exciting.
I have been a competitor on Food Network, a regular on Portland Today with a super fun food segment and I made appearances on KGW with Cassidy Quinn serving up recipe creations. I may also be a familiar face if you enjoy learning about growing your own foods at Farmington Gardens.
Food is my love language and the most universal in my opinion. I am always excited to meet others that feel the same.
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You can get hands on learning in the comfort of your own space. You invite the guests and we bring everything you need to make pickles or pasta. Plus you get the skills and supplies to do it again and again.