Beyond the Apron

Nothing makes me happier than enjoying a meal with friends and family. Through cooking, I discovered my love for feeding people. I strive to make tasty food from natural ingredients: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, natural sugar alternatives, and healthy fats. I primarily eat and cook with seasonal, clean ingredients to make simple, wholesome dishes that are both nourishing and flavorful. That being said, I have an undeniable taste for indulgence and think every rule should be broken once in a while.

I grew up in the kitchen, learning at a young age to appreciate and expect wholesome food. I can remember chopping parsley in the kitchen of my mother's vegetarian restaurant, having to stand on a crate because I was too short to reach the counter.  I got my first burn before kindergarten, when I probably shouldn't have been walking around the kitchen of a busy restaurant at dinner service. It was a strange childhood, but one I feel was intended for me.

After getting my bachelors in anthropology, I traveled a bit before deciding to get my masters in social work. After finishing graduate school and working as a therapist for a little over a year, my now-husband pitched me the idea of opening a gourmet market and kitchen inside of his wine and spirits shop. They say you should start a business that you wish already existed, so I quit my job as a child therapist to work with my husband and cook for people. Our intention with the Market is to bring a selection of gourmet foods and all natural fresh cooking to an area in which wholesome and specialty foods is so lacking. It's been an exciting, terrifying, humbling, overwhelming, and incredibly rewarding journey that we continue to navigate everyday. Together, we are building a little (yet not-so-little) life for ourselves in our small beach town.

I created this blog for myself to write about what I truly enjoy: making wholesome food and sharing it with friends and family.  I have always loved cooking and learning new techniques while exploring unexpected and underrated ingredients. I don't really measure, so you'll find many of my recipes are often estimates that can be tweaked to your liking. My intention is to show people simple ways to cook healthy, wholesome dishes in their own kitchens. I think that anyone can cook given the right tools and practice. By sharing my passion for natural foods, I hope to inspire others to ditch the microwave, if only for one night, and see how easy and rewarding it is to eat and cook your way to a happy and healthy life.

If you would like to contact me, send an email to therosykitchen (at) gmail (dot) com.