HELLO & WELCOME!
I live in Washington D.C. with my husband and daughter. I’m a federal government analyst by day & a wife, a mom, a homemaker, a semi-foodie, a Nat’s fan and a hopeful vacation taker by
night the rest of the time. I’m seeking my best life one day at a time and enjoying the entire journey.
At the beginning of 2016, I decided to pursue an education in the Culinary Arts and enrolled into a Traditional French Cuisine Culinary Art School.
I earned an externship at an awarded Michelin Star restaurant The Dabney. It was incredible to watch the chefs work and collaborate over menus items as the menu changed almost daily and was dependent on daily produce from local farmers. I was continuously impressed with their skills and I learned a tremendous amount in such a short period of time. I am forever grateful for my time there.
During culinary school, I started a blog to share stories and laughs about classes – admittedly it was tough, hard, and exhausting, but nevertheless, it was amazing and an opportunity I will always cherish. I’m so glad I had a supportive family and job to allow me that unique experience
A new passion for food writing was born.
I didn’t go grow up in a household of home-cooked meals and recipes that date back to grandmas centuries ago, I grew up on canned vegetables, boxed meals and no seasoning. I’m trying to jump with both feet into deliciousness- hopefully creating life-long traditions and recipes for my family.
I aim to keep my stories simple, lighthearted, and relatable. If I can do it, you can do it.
Contact me! Nicolestastingspoon@gmail.com