About The Blogger

I’m Kelsey. Cook. Writer. Reader. Eater.

I’m a girl with many faces: foodie, feminist, ashtangi, barista, storyteller, introvert, extrovert, academic, wallflower, and avocado enthusiast. I really like to laugh. I mean, cackle. I mean, giggle. I mean, let’s tell popsicle stick/that’s what she said jokes and eat cookies and be friends.

I come home from work sometimes and find whipped cream in my armpit; that time I found mocha there instead is still a mystery.

I’m a girl from many places. My wandering heart has scattered pieces everywhere it has been: all over Canada, a few places in Europe, and throughout the Northeast, the Southeast, and the Midwest (though there are some bearded, flannel-wearing, sourdough flapjack-eating Minnesotans I know who might prefer it to be known as “The North”).

I found magic learning to make a roux. I found perspective staring at the world upside down. I found happiness when chocolate and sea salt met.

Here is a Myspace circa 2007-inspired survey so we can better acquaint ourselves:

Current City: Minneapolis, MN
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Times I have Moved: 23
Favorite Place(s): MPLS, Seattle, Chicago, Munich, Asheville, anywhere that can house as many pugs as possible
Dream Vacation Involves: France, Matisse, and assorted carbohydrates
Dream Job: hands chronically covered in biscuit dough
Kitchen Staple: Homemade Brown Sugar
People I Would Like to Shake Hands with or Stare at with Awkward Admiration: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Tina Fey, Henri Matisse, Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Ferran Adria, the person who shared the following poem with the world during the Lost series finale:
“Roses are red, violets are blue, 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.”
People I Have Actually Stared at with Awkward Admiration: Tony Hale, Grant Achatz, Deb Perelman, Naomi Wolf, Conan O’Brien
Can’t Drink an Americano Without: singing this song
Favorite Asana(s): Janu Sirsasana A-C, Sirsasana A-B
Favorite Books: The God of Small Things (here), Stardust (here), Americanah, Fates and Furies
Favorite Poets: Frances Ponge, Gertrude Stein, Russell Edson, E.E. Cummings
Favorite Cookbooks: Ottolenghi (here); New Scenic Cafe (here); A Boat, a Whale, and a Walrus (here); My Little French Kitchen (here); Baking Chez Moi (here)
As Romantic As I Think I Get (When Not Eating Ice Cream): “You look at me like I look at tacos.”
For a Documentation of Taco-Induced Excitement: Click Here.
When I Want to Laugh: Existential CatsHam, and this pug
Words I Like: “Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place.” -Rumi
Always Have Room For: Strawberry Lime Pie Bars and Yellow Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream



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    • queensmithereen

      Oh goodness, I apologize for the late response! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am very excited to have discovered yours, as well. I am seriously drooling over some of your pictures! Yum! 🙂


  1. Crispy

    LOL, Awesome post as usual! Your writing never fails to get a chuckle and a smile out of me. 🙂 I’ve been real busy and things have been a little crazy, but we have to reconnect and catch up soon! Glad to see you’re doing so well. 🙂

    – Yogi C aka Co-President of the “Excellent Writers Slash Avocado Aficionado” Committee

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