Let’s bake and cook with ease together.

Spending over a decade cooking and baking in restaurants and bakeries around the US and world, I have come to learn that the art is neither the eating or cooking, but the giving and sharing of food. I have learned to build a pantry for a month of temporary residence to years of temporary residences and everything in between. I have curated a set of tools that I travel with to create endless possibilities of nourishment. Find comfort in your own kitchen.

I desire to support others in feeling as comfortable as I do in the spaces I’m lucky to cook and share memories in. I cherish in the invitation of friends, in counting the days until the feast, small or large, and in the craft of invitation to nourishment.

Below are 3 offerings I am excited to share, virtually or in-home collaborations. Current place of residences: Houston, TX and NYC. Happy to travel if necessary.
If interested, please share with me how I can assist in this form.

Organize the pantry and use of techniques

FOR those who feel comfortable in the kitchen but feel overwhelmed by the multitude of barely used spices and gadgets.

– Learn how to take an inventory of and manage the cooking space.
– Build a streamlined pantry of food you want to eat every day.
– Create fewer dishes with streamlined prep.

Together let’s create a sustainable rhythm of how you share nourishment.

This offering will be most beneficial with quarterly to semi-annual collaborations.

Cooking with a CSA or seasonally

FOR those who feel too one-directional in their cooking and want to adjust for dietary shifts or cook with seasonality or variety.

– Transition to cooking with seasonal produce or with a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share.
– Adjust recipes that bring comfort to incorporate seasonal produce or dietary shifts, while using your pantry.

Together let’s rekindle the creativity nourishment incites.

This offering will be most beneficial with monthly to quarterly collaborations.

Full Offering

FOR those who didn’t know carrots came in other colors than orange or that beet stems and carrot tops are both edible.

– Learn how to build a meaningful pantry.
– Feel comfortable with altering recipes when the pantry seems sparse.
– Establish core cooking techniques that can create simple, yet nourishing meals to share with self and others.

Together let’s establish a few simple recipes to help you feel more comfortable in your own kitchen.

This offering will be most beneficial with weekly, monthly or quarterly collaborations.

Still undecided? Send me a message and let’s share a conversation together to discover comfort in cooking. It took me cooking sola for a year while living in Lima to find the internal light which pointed me to my grandmother and memories of her in the kitchen.

Let’s nourish together.

To learn more about this wonderful human you may desire to collaborate with, visit her blog of musings or This is Karen, photos courtesy of Sarah.