Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This past year has brought so many beautiful changes into my life, both personal and professional. Last year, I could've never guessed that 2013 would bring me a new major (Ag Communications!) OR a new position (MI's official blogger/social media and marketing intern!!!!!). I am so grateful for all the opportunities that have been set before me and for all the people that encouraged me to seize them. My life has never been so filled with love and laughter and for that I feel extremely blessed. Although I cannot say what 2014 has in store for me, I CAN with certainty that the best is yet to come.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
... to eat seasonally fresh produce, that is! "Eating seasonally" by choosing fresh, organic, locally grown produce is a wonderful way to support your local farmers, as well as ensure that your produce is at its peak ripeness. Not only does eating seasonally mean better quality but also more variety. Have fun creating new dishes by incorporating seasonal fruits and veggies into your favorite recipes. Explore and savor the bounty of each season while doing your body and your local farmers a favor.
For the past few years during the holiday season, I've gotten the opportunity to help out in the bakery. Although the ladies back there work quite a bit faster than I'm able to, they never forget to thank me for helping and always make me feel like part of their little family. I am continually astounded at how quickly they can whip out huge numbers of beautiful desserts. My specialty is cream pies - chocolate, banana and even coconut cream. Although assembling 50 or 60 of the same pie may seem like a bore, I get so lost in my creative groove that the hours end up flying by. It's almost like each pie is a little work of art for me.