Not too long ago my husband and I moved to Boston from Southern California, and my history-teacher-father’s-daughter’s heart went pitter-patter with wonder. Here was HISTORY, in the streets, in the buildings, in the harbor. In Los Angeles, something from the 1940’s is considered old, and new buildings and tract homes abound. But here in Boston, towns are almost 400 years old! A bridge built in the early 1900’s is considered relatively new! I wrote a separate blog about my first days and months in Boston called “The Adventure Continues…A Cali girls exploits in Boston . Check it out if you want to know more…
Uhmmm…sorry, got carried away a bit. Back to the introduction…my first and foremost job title is that of mom to my two (now-grown) daughters, but I’ve also worked as an aerospace engineer, website developer, artist, and most recently preschool teacher and personal chef. My fascination with baking came through my love of science and the magic of bringing together disparate ingredients that produce something yummy. I have cooked for my family for over 30 years, and in 2010 I went to culinary school to learn to cook and teach Culinary Arts. An unfortunate back injury sidelined that career, but culinary school did give me much more confidence to experiment with cooking and baking. By tweaking recipes to my food preferences (healthier preparations using wholesome ingredients), I took on more and more items that I wanted to make instead of buy. I could trust the ingredients that I bought and my family didn’t have to be subjected to additives or preservatives that really don’t have a place in our diet. (Goodness…get off the soapbox and back on point!). Bottom line, I love to bake stuff and share my knowledge with family and friends, and now you, too!
I’ve now been able to marry my love of cooking and baking with my burgeoning appreciation of scotch…I’ve started creating food pairings at whisky tasting events! I love the creativity involved in matching or contrasting the flavor profile of a specific drink with that of a little snack. Contact me if you’d like more information or have a tasting event you want jazzed up with yummy treats.
I’m on Twitter and Instagram at @scotch_scones, and Facebook at @scotchandsconesblog…come see me there!