Cooking with Kids — Use Mise En Place!

Cooking with Kids — Use Mise En Place!
cooking with kids
Using mise en place to bake chocolate chip cookies with my oldest son.

Cooking with Kids? Use Mise En Place

Cooking with kids can be an absolute disaster.  How often have you heard other parents say, “I enjoyed cooking or baking with my kids”?  Thats right. Never.  You end up with a messy kitchen, or possibly a badly tasting finished product, or worse, the kiddo can get hurt. Instead, one of the very best solutions that can be used with, or without a child in the kitchen, is by using mise en place. Keep reading →

Perfectionism

Perfectionism

perfectionism

Perfectionism

I am a perfectionist.  I can’t help it.  I like things to be perfect and I try as hard as I can for them to turn out that way, and I get frustrated when things don’t. Perfectionism is a character flaw that I’m trying to work on.

The thing with DIY/Photography/Food/Art is that they are a test of character and the ability to be ok when things aren’t ‘perfect’.  Keep reading →

Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts – Boston, MA

Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts – Boston, MA

kane's donuts

Kane’s Donuts

While in Boston, I decided to take a walk around town on a hot, steamy Saturday morning.  I walked from Back Bay, through Chinatown, to the Harbor.  My goal was to photograph anything that caught my eye.  My first target was the Tea Party Ships and Museum, so I sweated my way over there.  I was hungry when I finished snapping, and so I tried to find some local place to go eat. Keep reading →