I’m Cindy and this is where I share my thoughts about all-things food related. I have a genuine passion for cooking and baking and I constantly daydream about what I’m going to create in the kitchen next.

I love both cookies and chickpeas. I strive to maintain self-control in my life and to eat a good balance of healthy food and desserts! Sometimes it’s difficult because I am always wanting just one more cookie…

I’m a 26-year-old writer working in the heart of NYC and living just a hop, skip, and a jump across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

I’m originally from northern New Jersey but, after spending my undergrad years at Loyola University in Maryland, I took my sweet time moving back to the Northeast. After college, I studied journalism and received my masters degree from Northwestern University. To culminate my graduate studies, I moved to London to work as a feature writer for the BBC. I finally came back to NYC in April 2011 to accept a position at a women’s magazine.

Why a food blog? I’ve always had an interest in food. In fact family members have commented time and time again on my love for all things culinary, but I never seriously considered pursuing a career in the restaurant industry. I simply love writing too much, and I know that’s what I want to do. But, I just can’t stay out of the kitchen.

I enrolled in culinary school in September 2011 and juggled work, school, and city life for nine months while earning a degree in culinary arts. Now, I’m writing about weddings, holidays, and entertaining at my day job and cooking up a storm at night.

Here I’ll share some of my favorite recipes and some fun tidbits from my adventures in The Big Apple. I hope that you’ll follow along.

I am mostly vegetarian (recently turned pescetarian) so you will find mostly meatless dishes on my blog. Vegetarian food does not have to be boring – I like to make delicious dishes that will satisfy even the most diehard of meat eaters!

I love to travel. I love experiencing new cultures, seeing new places and of course trying new food.

When I’m not daydreaming about food or travelling, I am either exercising or hanging out with my boyfriend or my cat Molly.

My Kitchen Apothecarium


Spatchcocked Turkey With Butter Herbs Olive Oil Lemons