Welcome to my blog! So glad you could visit.
My name is Jordan. I’m a 27-year-old culinary school student and nonprofit slave living in Connecticut with my wonderful husband Christopher and our two beautiful cats Willow and Captain Morris Trotman Buckwalter III (yep, that’s his full name).
I hate that I even have to put this in here, but NO…I am not one of those Twilight-obsessed sparkly vampire-loving geeks. Can’t stand the whole franchise, actually. For those that are wondering – Christopher has been calling me Bella ever since the summer we spent in NYC in 2004 (a waiter in Little Italy called me Bella the whole night and Hubby loved it, and it stuck).
I love cooking and being able to share my recipes with everyone. I hope you enjoy my blog.
A little bit more about me:
What are your favorite foods?
Any/all seafood, pasta, mushrooms, cheese (anything but swiss), my Grandmother’s hash brown potato casserole and black pepper/sea salt potato chips
What are your least favorite foods?
Vinegar, mayonnaise, peas, liver, anything grape flavored that’s not a grape (soda or lollipops, for example)
What kinds of music do you like?
I’m a major BeatleManiac. I also love Josh Groban, Ellis Paul, Nick Drake, Jamie Cullum, The Cranberries, Idina Menzel, Rufus Wainwright and anything Jazz.
What is your favorite song?
Imagine by John Lennon.
Who is your favorite Food Network Chef?
I have two – Tyler Florence (his recipes have NEVER let me down) and Alton Brown (his show is just so much fun to watch)
How do you take your coffee?
French vanilla, 2 splenda, skim milk
How do you take your tea?
Green tea with extra lemon
What is your favorite movie?
I can only pick one? This is always so hard. I’m going to say The American President b/c I could watch that every day and not get tired of it. Honorable mention going out to The Visitor, Across the Universe and The Darjeeling Limited.
On the topic of movies … Who is your favorite actor and actress?
Actor – Lee Pace (Robert Downey Jr. and Jonathan Rhys Meyers round out the top 3)
Actress – Kate Winslet (no need for top 3 here, she’s the best)
What are your favorite local restaurants?
Tapas – A Mediterranean restaurant
Costa Del Sol – The best paella around
The Franklin Cafe – Amazing food
Do you like sports?
Yes, baseball. Go Red Sox!
Potatoes – mashed or baked?
Mashed with garlic!
Do you still eat Ramen like a college kid?
Not nearly as often, but sometimes I still get a craving for a brick of Chicken Ramen
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Peanut butter…the ones with the Hershey’s Kiss in the middle
What meal reminds you of your childhood?
My Dad’s homemade chicken fingers, drenched in ketchup
You MUST eat fast food – where do you go?
Since I’ve been told Subway doesn’t count as ‘fast food’ I suppose I’d go for for chicken nuggets and a Caesar salad at Wendy’s
What is your favorite food to serve at a dinner party?
Shrimp scampi – it is ridiculously easy and looks like it took a long time to make – with a big salad and dessert
Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke with Lime, please
What is your favorite book?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
What do you like on your pizza?
Sausage, green pepper, mushroom
What is your favorite ice cream?
Think back to High School, what are you eating from the cafeteria?
Unless, of course, it is Travlin’ Taco day (open a single serve bag of Fritos, dump in meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, hold bag closed and shake - Voila, a Travlin’ Taco). YUM!
Are you allergic to any foods?
What Would You Eat As Your ‘Last Supper’?
Caesar salad with blackened shrimp and TONS of garlic croutons
Pan seared salmon topped with lobster meat and hollandaise sauce
Creamy garlic and butter mashed potatoes
My Grandmother’s peach pie with vanilla bean ice cream