Hello! Here we are, about a year after my last Tsiporah Blog post, finally diving back into blogging. It’s so exciting! Every time I think of a new idea for the blog or a new recipe or tip I want to share, I get really giggly. I went through one full day of feeling like I drank about 6 shots of espresso in a row because I was buzzing around like a busy little bee, writing up recipe ideas and making a checklist so big that my checklist needed a checklist. It feels good to be excited about this again.
I have cooked more in the past year than ever before – partly due to my incredible team at work – they encourage me to cook to my heart’s content (and share the goods with them). I’m so lucky to work with amazing people who support me in pursuing my talents in the kitchen! Armed with a year of cooking for pleasure, I have so much to share with my readers and I’m just tickled to get cooking for you again.
To kick it off, here are some silly FAQ’s that I’ve received:
Q: What’s your favorite thing to cook?
A: My favorite thing to cook is anything that challenges me, and especially healthy, healing foods. I take a lot of pleasure in making everything from scratch, and I love finding new, delicious ways to cook vegetables.
Q: How did you learn how to cook?
A: I grew up in the kitchen with my parents – I learned how to make meats, pesto, and Southwestern food from my Dad, and baked goods, stews, and soups from my Mom. My Dad’s best friend is a chef, and I love getting tips from him and observing him in the kitchen. From there, it’s been a lot of trial and error.
Q: How can I learn to cook?
A: Practice! Seriously, just try. You’ll fail sometimes (believe me, I did and still do), but that’s the best way to learn!
Q: No one’s looking, what’s your secret food indulgence?
A: Cheese & chocolate! Sometimes together.
Q: What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?
A: A chocolate croissant in Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy.
Q: If your house was on fire, what’s the one thing you’d save from your kitchen?
A: My cat (she’s always begging for cheese!).
I’m thrilled to have you all here. You can expect yummy recipes, as always, and I am also excited to share travel and entertaining tips, home DIYs, gift ideas, meditation + yoga articles, and more! My hope is to encourage you to enjoy – taste, breathe, laugh, and live on the wild side.