About me

Ever wonder about the crazy lady that writes this blog?  Well, I figured I’d compile a list of 10 random facts about myself.  Hopefully we’ll have grown a little closer by the end of it.

10 Random Facts about yours truly:

1. I went to college, spent 4 years earning a degree in Accounting, worked for 2 years as an auditor for the federal government, and then decided I’d rather bake for a living.  I packed up my bags and moved back home to study Baking and Patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu.  I had big culinary dreams.

2. I did not go on to become the next great baker.  After a life-changing culinary internship, I found myself right back in government auditing (as a personal choice that I made for myself – not out of any sour turn of events).  In a sense, I picked up my old, boring, auditor life right where I’d left off – except this time around things are much better. Life – version 2.0 – has been an upgrade for the better. And culinary school was totally worth it either way.

3. Culinary school taught me the art of French cooking and baking.  Spending my summer working in a bistro/boulangerie in Cape Cod only further cemented my love for everything French.  Soooo… I guess you could call me a bit of a Francophile!

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4. The name of my blog is a cheeky nod to my educational background.  I have a BS in Accounting and a culinary education. “Accounting for Taste”… see what I did there?

5. I wish that there was more singing and choreographed dance numbers in movies.  More Fred and Ginger magic, please and thanks.

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6. Drag queens are my secret love.  I think they’re absolutely fascinating.

5. Tim Gunn is my (unofficial) life mentor.  Not only is “make it work” a brilliant approach to surviving life, but Mr. Gunn embodies a sophistication and well-versed vocabulary that I idolize.  Whether I’m shopping, assembling outfits, or even just home decorating, I often stop to ask myself – “WWTGD”?

6. If I could go back to school and do it all over again I would have loved to study interior design (not to be confused with interior decorating).  Although, when I’m not losing myself in the kitchen, home stores are my happy place.

7. I’m a cookbook aficionado with a fledgeling collection.  Not sure what to buy me? Make it  a cookbook.  Any cookbook in the whole world.  I will love it.

8. I’ve finally met the love of my life and I couldn’t be happier.  He is perfect (for me).

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9. I live for hosting (and attending) dinner parties.  So. Much. FUN.

10. If my closest were full of vintage dresses, I’d be the happiest girl in the world.

Honestly, people are too dynamic to condense into a few lines.  But hopefully that gave you a bit of a glimpse into my world.  I hope you enjoy my blog ramblings.  🙂

25 thoughts on “About me

    • Going from accounting to baking? That takes a pair. Good on you for jumping out of the rat race and actively living your life. Even if it takes you right back to where you started, the journey helps us make sense of it all.

      As for being a francophile, I seem to be getting there myself… I’m Canadian, so I guess it was bound to happen. 🙂

    • Aww! Thanks! I agree – we definitely seem to have some common loves. I’m excited to see the rest of your Thomas Keller journey (and future food challenges).

  1. I think its awesome that you chose to pursue your dreams your way! Also, I completely agree that we very very very much need more song and dance numbers in our movies, especially classy ones! 🙂

  2. Hi I am someone who is not happiest in the kitchen and is absolutely useless with numbers to the point of blind panicyet we have a lot in common? 😉 lovely lovely blog you have here!!

  3. Thanks so much for coming by. You have some wonderful recipes. The bar has been raised for me, all my recipes are for seasoned cooks. That means that some times I make assumptions in the recipes. I graduated Le Cordon Bleu as well, culinary side however. Great pictures! Def will be dropping by for dinner ideas.
    Thanks again

  4. I’m glad you found my blog and I’m happy to now have found yours as well. Frankly, after reading your 10 Things About Me list, I’m thinking that we are two peas in a pod….after so many of them I thought “me too!”. I”ll happily stop by here more often…you had me at Moules with Coconut and Basil 🙂
    Have a great day~

  5. I love that you flip-flopped around but never regretted trying new things. Also I totally agree with the dinner party and dress thing- me too! Love your blog- will definitely be back to read more.

  6. Thanks for the read on my article about egg producers! Love that Coconut & Basil Mussels recipe of yours. I’ll be checking out some more and look forward to sharing!

  7. Hai…Thanks for the visit and like on my blog… Sometimes life does make us travel through the weirdest ways, but we do learn a lot..and like you even I have put my feet in different sectors…lol… nice meeting you and you do have a great blog here:)

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    I love your food. They look so yummy. It is so exciting and encouraging to know that people do read your blog. I always throught that reading novels is waste of time buy certainly not. So if we are just there not leaning a thing then it is a waste of time.
    I look forward to reading more of yours.

  9. Thanks so much for the follow! I agree with number 5 whole heartedly. I can easily spend a weekend making my way through those old dance and song movies!

  10. The recipes on your blog look outstanding. I am glad that you followed your dreams and remained optimistic. More people need to have your attitude and initiative. Keep up the good work.

  11. Great to find an other accounting field person on blogging…!
    By profession i am also an accountant… ;-).
    Hope we have a great time after liking my blog too … 🙂
    Cheers
    Tahir

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