Hey, there! My name is Lauren and I live in
rainy Seattle foggy San Francisco with my sweet rescue dog. I’m an easily entertained twenty-something thirty-something who loves cooking, eating, and exploring all of the sights, sounds, and tastes that this city has to offer.
I don’t consider myself a foodie. I actually despise that word! It sounds alienating and pretentious, and conjures up images of stuffy tableside service and expensive caviar. Don’t get me wrong—I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, playing with it, and learning about where it comes from. But I believe that food should be simple, seasonal, and most importantly, accessible. You don’t need to be any type of expert to appreciate a good meal.
Food has always played a big role in my life, and this blog is a place where I can share my experiences and kitchen adventures with others. My cooking philosophy is simple. Use unfussy, fresh ingredients to produce meals that are delicious and comforting. Take the time to go through the motions of preparing a dish, even if it’s readily available at the grocery store. Finally, I believe that food is always meant to be shared.
Some of the recipes on this blog are mine, but many of them are curated and adapted from other sources. In my opinion, recipes are just ever-evolving formulas of ingredients. Altered, refined, and recycled time after time. I like to believe that we are all connected in some way by food in this sense. As much as we like to think we “own” recipes and dishes, we’re really all using the same darn ingredients, just in different ways. And that’s the real beauty of food.
13 thoughts on “About Me”
Lauren! So happy you started a blog. I am uber excited to read all the things you’ll be blogging about. =D
Discovered your blog today – I really enjoy it. Seems like we have similar interests! Can’t wait to read more.
Madame Verte–thank you for stopping by! Glad you enjoy it. 🙂
I just wanted to tell you that I came across your blog through a post someone made on tumblr and absolutely love it! I am going to add it to my blog roll! 🙂
Thanks so much, Nadia! I truly appreciate it. 🙂
Lauren! I moved from Seattle to LA for college and ended up staying…your lovely accounts of the Northwest are making me miss it though! What a lovely blog!
Thank you! How funny–I moved from California (northern) to Washington for college and ended up staying. The Northwest definitely grew on me!
so completely randomly… since I see you are interested in fashion (as far as I can tell)… I came across this and thought you might be interested??
I’ve heard about this 30 for 30 challenge, and I’ve been meaning to check it out! Seems like a great way to get creative and save money. Thanks for sending this along–I am definitely going to look into it!
I’ve enjoyed reading through the many recipes on your blog! What a well-written About page as well. Love your style.
Thanks so much–I really appreciate that!
Found your blog as I head back home to SoCal from a road trip to Portland and loved he company! Good reads!
Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad that my blog kept you entertained on your road trip. Happy Holidays! Cheers, Lauren