Keeping myself busy during quarantine has been more than a challenge. From the day that the city said to self isolate and maintain social distancing I watched my personal chef service dwindle to almost non-existence. So I wiped off the dust and came up with a plan. In mid March I took it upon myself to start making video demos and posting them on my very own YouTube channel. To support this financially I started a Facebook fundraiser. With the funds I have raised so far I have been able to create professional quality (I hope) intro & outros to my videos. Over the next few weeks I will continue to upload new videos.
Being at home has also given me time to work on new recipes and themed menus, much to my DH enjoyment as he gets to sample everything. My garden is planted and sprouting. Veggies and flowers outside, herbs in the kitchen until they have matured enough to plant outside. When choosing flowers my I went with flowers that would work – marigolds to repel mosquitos and coneflowers to attract bees to pollinate my vegetables.
This has also been a time to continue to practice reduce, reuse & recycling ideas in my home. I love making my own salad dressing but I hate storing it in plastic containers so I started buying salad dressing cruets when I see them on sale or in places like Aldi. They make mixing and storing my homemade dressings more practical and much more presentable from fridge to table (see pictures below). One of the hardest parts about grocery shopping with home delivery services has been the excessive packaging. The worst culprit is Amazon Fresh. In plastic inside of sealed plastic shipping bags – really? They couldn’t think of a less impactful way to package things. I miss going to the store with my reusable canvas bags and mesh produce bags. Oh let’s be real I miss going grocery shopping. My options are limited, but so are everyone else’s.
I do hope you cross follow me on all of my social media as I often post on Instagram and Facebook. If you have any ideas for videos please let me know.
Hi, I'm Chef Shoshana. I have been cooking as long as I can remember starting out in both of my grandmothers kitchens learning by observing and practice. Over the years I have cooked my way through all of life's moments; cooking for family, friends, and clients. For me cooking has always been an expression of caring and love. Each meal I prepare is a reflection of that. When I cook for a client I want them to feel as if the meal was made by a loved one especially for them. The blog section of my website is where you will find recipes & anecdotes from my daily experiences in the kitchen with both clients and family. I hope you enjoy!