Autumn is my favorite time of year and a specific orchard in NY where I have always picked apples is one of my favorite places. Nothing tastes quite as delicious as apples in autumn plucked by my hands off a tree. Crisp, beautiful, and colorful just like the weather, I LOVE everything about apples in autumn.
This blog is about my efforts to achieve what I love about apples in autumn for all foods. I hope you’ll join me in my adventures in striving to focus on locally sourced, ethical produced, seasonal, and sustainable food. Although I plan on basing my food and posts on these principles, I try not to place strict restrictions on myself because inevitably I will want to eat bananas, tupelo honey, Parmigiano reggiano, and various other favorites. Also, I love enjoying honest food out and about, so I will probably document these adventures as well.
I’m Jess. Twenty-something, jersey girl, done with completing the requirements for my ADA certificate to become a registered dietician and finishing up my Masters in Nutrition Education. I can’t wait to be done with school, finally! After receiving my B.A. in music business and going directly into graduate school when I realized I wanted to pursue nutrition, so I could definitely use a break from school. I’m passionate about cooking healthy and delicious food and dream of one day writing a cookbook. I have so many passions in the field of nutrition I hope to one day combine farming, educating, food relief, cooking, and supporting local food. On top of food and nutrition I am in love with MUSIC (so much so I thought getting my first degree in music business would allow me to make a career out of listening to good much…i was wrong) running, photography (just got a DSLR! so hopefully my photos will improve as this blog goes on), pottery, outdoor sports, traveling, hiking, etc. I hope that you enjoy getting to know me through this blog.