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Garlic and Thyme Cannellini Beans with Grilled Zucchini and Roasted Butternut Squash

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Homemade Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.


You can obviously tell they’re homemade….but they’re also so delicious!

Homemade Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies.


You can obviously tell they’re homemade….but they’re also so delicious!

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Cream of Broccoli Soup

It’s practise for my test next week! Came out great, I need a bright colour, which continues to elude me. My velouté came out great, very tasty. I’ve become a pro at skimming…although I guess you can’t see it in that second picture.

Anywho, wish me luck on my test….I’m quite excited!

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Watching Top Chef

I’m watching Top Chef 11 and there was mention of putting on the jacket and everything becoming real. I’ve heard contestants say it before, but I guess because I now know that feeling- I get it.

I’ve been in culinary school for a little over a month now and it’s finally starting to feel…normal. For a really long time it was this mirage and I was not sure that I did not make a giant mistake. But I’m in the kitchen 3 nights a week and I feel more comfortable there than I do at work at this point. Putting on my jacket has become a routine, but it also feels fucking fantastic EVERY TIME. Prepping for foods, cutting myself while sharpening my knives, burning myself with steam while I cook….Hell, even cleaning up the kitchen at night have become a part of me. They’re no longer things I do at home, they’re how I’ll make a living in the future and I love doing them!!! ( I could do without the burning and the cutting…obviously. But I’m a clutz! Ha!)

P.S. I made a Basil Oil Poached Tilapia with Corn, Mushroom and Truffle Oil Risotto, which came out amazing….but scarfed it down before I could get any pictures…I’ll do a repeat soon enough and maybe add a recipe….oooohhhhh

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Red Bell Pepper Stuffed with Corn and Jalapeño Scrambled Eggs and Asparagus

Don’t think pictures do this one justice. It was delicious! 

Corn + Eggs= Holy Crap! Why didn’t I think I this years ago. 

Good Breakfast!

Red Bell Pepper Stuffed with Corn and Jalapeño Scrambled Eggs and Asparagus

Don’t think pictures do this one justice. It was delicious!

Corn + Eggs= Holy Crap! Why didn’t I think I this years ago.

Good Breakfast!

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Steamed Fish with Rice and Peas and Okra (Jamaican Dinner!)

I forget sometimes that I’m Jamaican. I only kind of grew up there, I’m basically American. My stronger connection to home is the food.

Cooking this was great. It’s an intricate process, my pictures actually don’t do it justice. But there’s love in this food and it was delicious! So good!!!

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Making a Jamaican dinner! More to come !!!!

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Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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Bottle of Rosé and Cremini Mushroom Crostini

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1st Culinary School Meal
Seafood Stew!!!

This came out amazing! I’d like say going to school for something I love has made me the happiest I’ve been in forever.

The leftovers are a good bonus