ME • a 20-something childless Persian cat mother casually aspiring to Lana del Rey lifestyle goals in Los Angeles. I [unwillingly] learned to cook to survive being $0-broke during an arctic winter 6 years ago and never un-learned afterwards. I am most known among friends for making instantaeous character judgments, policing others' hydration, and having never eaten a cheeto.


YOU • probably also childless right now, but looking to learn just for yourself. that's good! i like your selfish self already. You're most likely here because you found some instagram / foodgawker porn or because, like me, you typed "wtf should I cook" into Pinterest today thinking it would take you somewhere special. you like green stuff and fresh stuff and simple stuff, but also consider cheese and wine "a dinner" and are not afraid of a) cured pork products or b) the occasional-to-frequent carb.


Q. what camera do you use for your photos?

iPhone 8 (I upgraded) + the VSCO cam app, all manual adjustments. I use a Lowell Ego digital imaging light on a stand that allows me to shoot at night.

Q. didn't this used to be a different blog?

yes, but that blog is dead to me. periodically I will re-make recipes from it.

Q. how do you have time to cook every day if you have a job?

I don't. half the time I cook. half the time I order from the napoli pizza place on my block, who know me by name when they pick up the phone. 

Q. what is that cat and how can I get one?

he is a chubby cream tabby persian named monty, after the montecristo sandwich. I found him on google images. you can buy your own online!