Yes, it’s me. For real. Like really, really.
I know, I know…it’s been a while. Quite a while actually. Hmmmm…almost 11 months, heck that’s pert near a whole year!
How I let myself go that long without blogging, I do not know. But I do know that I am excited to be back!
So to catch y’all up, I thought I’d
attempt to do a bit of a recap of my past year – if that’s even possible?
I’ll try not to make this a novel….but no promises 😉
Okay, let’s rewind all the way back to May…
First off, this happened.
I graduated from college!!
I spent four wonderful years of my life at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and couldn’t have asked for a better college experience. So many good times had, lessons learned, and lifelong friends made.
I graduated with a dual degree, earning a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and completing the Didactic Program in Dietetics, along with a B.S. in Life Sciences Communication.
Post graduation, I embarked on a new journey which wound up being one of the greatest adventures and experiences of my life.
I packed up a few suitcases, loaded up the camper, and moved to Washburn, WI on the shores of Lake Superior.
Washburn has pretty much been my ‘home away from home’ as my family has spent countless summer nights camping there ever since I can remember. I never wanted to leave and always dreamed of staying the whole summer, so when I began thinking about my post-grad plans I thought of nothing better than to make this dream come true.
I reserved my campsite, found a job I loved, and in May, a week after graduation, let my adventure begin!
I spent my days baking up a storm at The Fat Radish Market & Deli – a wonderful, little local place in neighboring Bayfield, WI. The hours were early and sometimes the days were long, but being able to do what I love and work with some amazing people was beyond worth it. Here’s a holla’ to my lovely Fat Radish fam!
As the baker I made everything from loaves of bread and dozens of rolls, to the classic cookies and bars, to cakes, pies, and cheesecakes, and scones, turnovers and muffins – oh and a wedding cake – in addition to the restaurant, we also did A LOT of catering (which I really learned I like)!
Can you say ALL. THE. CAKES? 🙂
I could go on and on about my time at the Fat Radish – there are just too many good stories!
During my days and weekends off, friends and family often came to visit. Needless to say we took full advantage of summertime in the Northland. From hiking and biking to swimming and kayaking, along with taking them to all of my favorite spots, we could not get enough of the great outdoors – plus I loved having guests to show around!
Oh and then there was Apple Fest – Bayfield’s iconic festival celebrated every October in which 40,000+ tourists come from all over the world, yes the world!, to visit Bayfield orchards and feast on apple delicacies galore.
Sadly fall came too soon and before I knew it, it was the middle of October and the campground was set to close. I seriously pondered finding someplace to rent so I could stay in Washburn through the winter, but decided to return home for a few months while I worked on applying to Dietetic Internships (three cheers for DICAS!) and graduate school programs.
Right now I am back to baking as the baker for our local food co-op in town and am awaiting to hear from DI and grad programs soon – hopefully to start this fall! In the meantime I’ve been staying busy catching up with friends, testing new recipes, going on weekend adventures, and of course cheering on my Badger boys. #buzzerbeater
Whoa – this is gettin’ a bit lengthy. So if you’re still with me and in my promise to not make this a novel…I’m gonna wrap things up with this:
The last 10 months since graduating college have been filled with exciting adventures, wonderful experiences, and many new friends – not to mention quite a bit of time in the kitchen 🙂
I am so excited to be back in the bloggers seat and can’t wait to share my new adventures and kitchen creations with y’all – I hope you’ll join me for the ride!
It’s good to be back.
So tell me…
What have you been up to lately?
Any March Madness fans out there? What’s your favorite game time nosh?
I’m a popcorn gal myself 🙂