For the past several years, I’ve used this as an intermittent birding blog, a cooking blog, and a place to lament about the current American political climate. I’ve now made the transition to entirely cooking-related posts, and I hope to provide you, my lovely readers, with fun and simple recipes to help you stay healthy when there are loads of other obligations in your life. As a relatively anxious person, cooking has always been somewhat of a meditative pursuit for me. I look forward to the time I can set aside to focus on adding ingredients to a dish in the correct order, planning my meals for the week, and timing various dishes so they are done right at the same time.
I am currently a graduate student at Colorado State University studying wildlife biology (read: ducks) who spends most of my time either traversing wetlands in search of duck nests or staring at a computer screen willing the data I’ve collected to tell an interesting ecological story. My field work has taken me to Alaska, Mongolia, Montana, and the wilds of New Jersey, and I currently reside in Fort Collins, Colorado drinking more than a little bit of our local craft beer and exploring the magnificent landscapes around me.
I enjoy the challenge of cooking with local, seasonal ingredients and I have recently started trying to avoid processed grains whenever possible. That doesn’t mean you won’t see any sugary desserts on this blog, but I do try to create simple, plant-based meals most days that won’t break the bank or keep you slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end. I live with my bae, best bae, Adam, Pete the pup, and Aloo the potato of a cat who is more frequently known as Meowington the Third.