Hi! I’m Beth. During the day I work in communications, and at night I enjoy exploring Astoria, Queens. In short, I grew up in Virginia, received my BFA in Boone, North Carolina, and somehow ended up in New York City following graduation. Moving away from the sleepy Appalachian hills to unfamiliar miles of concrete made me downright weepy.
So fortunately, I fell into Astoria. Even after living here for 3 ½ years, I continue to fall in love with the neighborhood’s various eccentricities. The smiles, quirks and diversities help to mediate that tiny pang of missing the South.
When I’m not working or perusing various Astoria food locales, I can be found cooking in my tiny kitchen. You’ll occasionally see recipes (or my cooking mishaps) on here as well. My cooking mantra: simple and satisfying.