I’m a senior in high school who just finished applying to college. Soccer season is over and I’ve seemed to have a large amount of spare time after school, which is why I started cooking.

Until recently, I have not been able to boil water, and I figured I’m going to need to be able to cook for myself later in life. I’ve also been known to procrastinate and senior itis is really starting to kick in. I figured, why not be productive while procrastinating? So this is exactly what has brought me to take on this new hobby.

My goal is to make one new item each day. I’m not sure how realistic this is, but why not set high goals, right?

A little background on me. I have a younger sister in 8th grade, Jessica, who I live with in Philadelphia along with my mom, Carol, and dad, Kenn. I’ve grown up eating organic food and shopping at a local cooperative, Weavers Way. Because of my parents love for culinary arts and exploring different items that pop up at the grocery store, I have been exposed and accustomed to a wide variety of food. I like pretty much everything and I have very few limitations.

Lately, my parents have been very busy with work and usually come home late which often leaves me to figure out dinner for Jessica and I. This usually turns into take out from the local Japanese restaurant, but $18 for my usual Kani kamakazi roll is a little insane, and lets be honest, sushi gets tiring after a while.

I hope to find recipes, and maybe even create recipes, that are simple enough for the average amateur chef, but also organic and tasty.

Cooking is also a way for me to simmer down.  With everything else going on in my life, the stress, the schoolwork, my parents, cooking enables me to relax.

So here you go, the life of a senior struggling to get through the last year of high school, while trying to balance the pressure of acceptance letters, living up to expectations, and keeping a sane even temperament.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

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