Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long have you been cooking?
    • I grew up surrounded by great cooks within my family, but it wasn't until college when I really started to get interested in it. When you live with 4-8 other girls, "family dinners" happened more often than not. 
  • Do you develop all of your own recipes?
    • Yes ma'am! If I'm not sure of a certain technique on how to cook or bake something, I definitely will have many test trials and do my research, but everything I post on here is a recipe that came out of my own lil' brain.
  • What's your favorite type of food to cook?
    • I honestly couldn't name just one type of food that I like to cook. Pasta..vegetable dishes...soups...you name it and I have probably, at some point in my life, have said "this is my favorite dish ever."
  • Where are you based?
    • My dad lives down in Newport Beach and I take advantage of his kitchen (because it's amazing, well-equipped and gets the best sunlight) on the weekends, but I currently live in LA. Whenever you see pictures of black granite = Newport, beige granite = LA.
    • UPDATE: I'm now a San Francisco resident :) ...and now have no granite in my kitchen :(
  • What made you start a food blog?
    • I was constantly going out to restaurants or seeing things on the Food Network that I really liked, but always thought it'd be better with a lil' twist to it. So, not only is that how I got the name of the blog, but that's when I made a random idea into...well, this.
  • Do you have a career in the food industry?
    • Nope. My career has absolutely nothing to do with food. I work in finance. W.A.L.T. is my creative outlet!
  • What are some kitchen tools you can't live without?
    • Good question...hmmm, my zester, Kitchen Aid mixer, my Wustof knives and a solid wood cutting board.
  • Do you find it hard keeping up with a blog?
    • Absolutely. I didn't realize how hard blogging was going to be. I thought you just took pictures, typed up a few words and people would understand what you were trying to say. Boy was I wrong. If you couldn't already tell, I am no writer or photographer by any means whatsoever. I'm usually writing my blog posts after a 10 hour day in the office and my brain is pretty fried by then, so I try to keep them short and sweet (which usually equates to cheesy). Any picture taken by a DSLR looks like a Picasso to me. And why can't people just know what I'm talking about when I say "a little bit of this" or "a little bit of that?" I definitely had to learn to be more patient and write out every step of the recipe, because when I put myself into a reader's shoes, I realize that I need to be as precise as ever (even if that means I have to say 1/16th of a teaspoon). 
  • Are you writing this Q&A after another 10 hour work day?
    • Yes...
  • Last question: is your "About" picture a selfie?
    • No comment.

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