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Archive for the month “January, 2014”

New Job and Pork!

Hey Folks!

Tonight, I decided to make something I rarely cook: pork. I bought some local pork chops, fennel, and some watercress.

I decided to make up the fennel with a recipe I learned in culinary school. You basically braise the fennel in balsamic vinegar and sugar. I also made a polenta because my girlfriend had never had it (or fennel!). We had some mushrooms left over, so I made those on the side.

The final plating doesn’t include the mushrooms, but I did add some red beets and watercress.

Well, it was delicious, and needed after the second day at my new job. Yes, I’ve accepted a new job at City Market in Burlington. I’m very happy to be working at a place with strong progressive values and lots of local foods! It’s like a fantasy land in there! Beautiful products all around. City Market

The first day was great; the second day was a little overwhelming with all the orientation and info… Hopefully tomorrow will be a little better, and I can get more organized.

~ Carolynn

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Internship Virtual Tour

Hey Folks,

yup, it’s me. Your long-lost friend, Carolynn. I have been on hiatus for a while, finishing up my internship and online coursework at NECI. It’s been a wild ride with lots of ups and downs, and after this weekend, I will finally be done with school! I’m so excited to be finished, and have a bit of my life back.

In the future, I hope to continue this blog with updates about my career in the food industry, home cooking adventures, and restaurant reviews. In the meantime, I have compiled a brief internship tour. This is a very short report of my time at Reinhart, and what I was up to there.

Internship Tour

Hope to see you soon, and thanks for not giving up on me!!!

Best wishes for the New Year!

~ Carolynn

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