baking · Charity · Connecticut · Cooking Class · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford · west hartford

Lindsay Culinary: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

In a time when Food Network dominates television screens across the country and when cooking demonstrations are condensed to a three-minute birds’ eye view video demonstration, face-to-face culinary instruction for the ordinary home chef is rare, yet highly valued. Lindsay Perkins, a freelance culinary instructor based in West Hartford, Connecticut, saw a need for easy-going… Continue reading Lindsay Culinary: Coming to a Kitchen Near You

baking · Connecticut · Cooking Class · Cooking Tips · Recipe · Sur La Table

Saying Bonjour to Sur La Table’s Cooking Class

Like most girls who binge-watched Gossip Girl during their summer vacation and then made a point of visiting 864 Madison Avenue, I treasure the delicate, pastel cookies that can make a girl feel chic and Parisian even if she isn’t dressed in head-to-toe Chanel. I had tried making macarons once or twice and while they… Continue reading Saying Bonjour to Sur La Table’s Cooking Class

baking · Cookies · Dessert · Holidays · Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Valentine’s Day is probably my third favorite holiday, after my birthday and Christmas. My favorite color is pink, my favorite food is tons and tons of chocolate, and I LOVE love so it really hits all the marks in my book. I am super lucky that I grew up with parents who have always gone… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Breakfast Food · Dessert · Fruit · Recipe

Pear and Almond Galette

In my opinion, there are a lot of dishes that could qualify as dessert even if they are labeled as breakfast food. Chocolate muffins, pumpkin bread, croissants…most likely I will have, for example, a chocolate muffin for breakfast one morning and then as an afternoon snack two days later. These foods have the ability to… Continue reading Pear and Almond Galette