My name is Sarah Lillian Walbridge. I was born, and still live, in the sweet state of Kansas. Everything about Kansas is home to me.
I currently live in Wichita, KS and work in finance/accounting for a large private company. I love my job, though I often daydream about being at home in the kitchen.
Family is my cornerstone in life. I was blessed with two wonderful parents, now in different corners of the world. I have four nephews and three nieces, stemming from three siblings. We’re all Irish, and we like to have a good time.
My culinary experience isn’t vast by any means, but I’ve taken a handful of classes at which I’ve learned an array of skills and sipped far too much wine:
Handmade Ravioli with Chef Cody Hogan – March 2007
Pasta essentials, basic pasta dough, making pasta using a machine
Fundamentals of Cooking, Culinary Methods I with Chef Gary Hild – Sept. 2007
Sauteing, searing, braising, simmering
Cooking with Fish with Chef Gary Hild – March 2008
Ideal fish-cooking methods, salmon, scallops, halibut
Introduction to Sauce-Making with Chef Gary Hild – April 2008
Basic roux, basic brown and white sauce, cream sauce, hollandaise sauce
Chocolate-Making 101 – with Beth Tully, September 2010
Classic ganache, tempering chocolate, shaping and rolling truffles
Chocolate 102, Advanced Techniques – with Beth Tully, January 2011
Infusing chocolate, chocolate molds, cocoa butter transfer paper
Cake Decorating 101 – March 2011
Baking fundamentals, the Wilton method of cake decorating
I hope that through my blog, I am able to show you that we’re no different; we’re all home cooks, and we all experience the same struggles and achievements. If you’ve made the mistake, I can promise that I have too – or I will soon. Let’s hope I made the mistake before you, so I can write about it here and save you the hassle.
Thank you for spending a few moments listening to who I am, and don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know all about you. I love to make friends! Thank you for reading my blog, and please shoot me an email to let me know what you think – suggestions, complaints, whatever. I’ll do my best to keep this blog relevant and useful. And fun!