Cauliflower Leek Soup | VEGAN |

Going to culinary school it’s really awesome being able to try a variety of foods that I’ve never tried before. Leeks are one of those things.

For a lot of people, leeks are very common. They use it in almost everything. In my house? I don’t remember us ever eating leeks… ever. Not until culinary school did I taste this strange plant. Was I hesitant? A little… Just from the look I expected it to taste like green onions and in a way it kind of does. But it’s better. It has more flavor, it’s more onion-y than green onions in my opinion.

So this find was very exciting for me, because hello, it’s a new ingredient to start using, and I think I finally found a good replacement for celery. I know I know, celery is great blah blah blah. No. I don’t like celery. I can tolerate it but if given the choice to leave it out, it’s not going in. Leeks? Yeah, you’ll be my celery replacement in mirepoix from now on my friend.

Enjoy!

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Intro to Deutscher Wein

Ah, Germany. A Land of beer, pretzels, and wurst. While I love beer and pretzels, (wurst not so much unless it’s a vegan version) I’m not here today to talk about any of those things. Instead, I want to talk about German wine. The regions, what they make, and some important things to know about these incredible wines.

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Germany has some incredible wines and is a country that I feel doesn’t get enough credit. Continue reading

On The Road: Sydney to Perth | Part 2 |

Hey ya’ll, and welcome back to my page! Today is part 2 of my Sydney to Perth Roadtrip series, so if you haven’t already, be sure you check out part 1 here first! Let’s get started!

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So we drove from Hunter Valley, one of Australia’s wine regions, to Jervis Bay, which is Continue reading

Chaos in Bangkok

Bangkok.A charming city filled with engine exhaust, construction, noise everywhere, lady boys charming you on the corners, and delicious (although sometimes iffy) street food everywhere. Oh, what an exciting place it is!

My first taste of Thailand started off as I got off of my plane and proceeded towards customs. There were no lines, only people standing in one noisy and crazy mess. I looked around at all of the signs, one saying to check in before customs, another saying customs. Where do I go? What do I do? Which line? Where is the line? I thought to myself, wishing that my friend whom I was meeting there later was already with me. My normally cool and calm nerves getting more and more anxious as the amount of people around me grew thicker.

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On Drinking Wine Everyday…

I think we need to talk… I may have a problem… I drink wine every day.

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It all started in Australia where Goon is super cheap and hostel life demands alcohol to Continue reading

Southern, Republican, Catholic Raised Homeschooler: My Story

Hello everyone. My name is Sarah, I’m 23 years old, and I was homeschooled my entire life until college. Nice to meet ya’ll.

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I always get a lot of questions asking about being homeschooled, so I thought I would write a blog post for the curious. I mean, I’m the typical southern homeschooler. Catholic Continue reading

On the Road: Sydney to Perth | Part 1 |

At the beginning of February of 2018, I embarked on an almost 2-month road trip from Sydney to Perth, Australia. I was coming into my last few months in Australia, I had no real plans on what I should do with them, but this journey began one night in Bondi when I randomly met a handsome stranger whilst stargazing. Literally.

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We started in the Blue Mountains, where I met up with him after he had traveled up with Continue reading

Why I’m Going Back To School

Hello everyone, my name is Sarah, I’m 23 years old, and I’m going back to college.

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It seems like a very common thing nowadays to take a break before getting serious about Continue reading

Coffee Crash Course: History, Business, Types

I love coffee. Like, love coffee. I’m one of those people that will wake up before everyone else just so I can sit in silence and drink coffee. I like to savor it, to really enjoy it, before any distractions start entering my day. Anyone else do this or… just me? Cool. Gotcha.

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Anyway, so I always find it interesting to learn more about this beverage. I’ve known it is Continue reading

Wine Review: Duchman Winery 2016 Trebbiano

Ah, Duchman Family Winery. Located in Dripping Springs Texas, Duchman is one of THE places to go for good wine in Texas and surprisingly I have never tasted their wines until now. I’ve always wanted to but in a world where there are aisles and aisles of wine to choose from, it’s easy to skip over certain wines for a long time.

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