as you can see by this picture, cooking has always been in my blood. my dad is a fantastic chef and my mom a wonderful baker, but it wasn’t until i had my first apartment in college that i saw food as a way to take care of people. i could make a meal, have people over and make them feel welcome. i could bake cookies, wrap them up with a card and make someone feel better. lately, i’ve been learning, that i can cook and share my recipes to a very similar effect. although it has been my focus to put a healthier spin on recipes, i think there’s always room for a treat or two!
aside from my cooking, what else is there to know? i was born in raised in connecticut, headed to boston for college (go terriers!), lived there for a few years after and moved back to the nutmeg state last year. i’m an only child, but hope that i don’t always act that way and i giggle. a lot.
the title of this blog came from my favorite college professor/mentor. every winter, he used to share a christmas book with his friend doc. they’d share memories, lessons, laughs and tears from the year and the tagline was notes, quotes & anecdotes of a year fast passing. professor falla - an author and former NHL writer for sports illustrated - passed away right before i created the blog. as i searched for a way to remember how to write for the fun of it, i could think of no more fitting tribute to him than naming my blog in his honor.
i love to write, i wish i liked to read and i think DVR is the greatest invention. i live for songs that vocalize my feelings more poetically than i am able and for bands that are better live than on my ipod in my car. speaking of which… i’ve had the same car since i was 17, his name is nomarocco and he is notorious for smelling like crayons.
my family is the most important thing in the world to me, i’m an only child, use lowercase letters more often than not and spring is my favorite season. i think i’d be happy living somewhere that flip flops were acceptable year round, i’m a very good secret keeper and i love surprising people.
rarely a day goes by that i’m not wearing pearl earrings and i’m currently trying to convince myself to enjoy being more active. i think dimples are the cutest and accents from every corner of america make me smile. i love to travel but don’t have a passport and after spending most of my life thinking it was disgusting, seltzer has become one of my favorite beverages.
i like hugs, sundresses and holidays; traditions, fresh cut grass and handwritten notes.
thanks for visiting my blog, i hope you find something you like!