How Rachel Got Here

(Note: Rachel wrote this during the eighth week of renovation, when she was SO ready to be back in the kitchen.) As I patiently wait for my little kitchen, my home, to be returned to me I can’t help but reminisce about our humble beginnings.  It’s hard not to get a little nostalgic when I […]

I don’t want to cook for myself.

By Rachel. I’ve been cooking for people pretty much my entire adult life.  Often, I’m amazed that I would be hired to do what, quite frankly, anyone can do themselves.  When I was catering and a customer would order a fruit bowl I’d think why in the world are you paying me to do this?  […]

3, 2, 1, Phone Call!

    Oh my god, the workout last Monday!  Thrusters and double unders, in Crossfit lingo.  I call them double overs because I’m doubled over, gasping for air.  It was the 5th work out of the Crossfit Open, that annual challenge that reaffirms my inability to keep up. All day long I was receiving phone […]

The Visit

BY RACHEL Did you know I used to live in North Carolina? For twelve years.  I owned a great little catering and take out shop called Sweet Feed.  The town I lived in, Southern Pines, is an affluent horse community, much like Hamilton.  For more than a decade, I rode horses myself, and carved out a […]

Whale 30?

By Rachel. Say the doctor tells you you have one month to live.  What would you do with that 30 days?  Would you gather your family and go on a fantastic trip?  Learn how to fly a plane? Binge watch Game of Thrones…all 6 seasons?  Me, there’s no question what I’d do.  I’d pull my […]

Instant. Coffee.

I love instant coffee.  There, I said it. Confessed it. Owned it.  Instant coffee, powdered Coffeemate, and Stevia…a delicious, if not toxic concoction. I call it “My Coffee”.  I travel with My Coffee…yep, there I am in Wyoming at the Ranch with my own private stash of instant coffee and coffeemate.  My friends and family […]