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Spring is here! You know that the long winter hibernation is over when you hear the birds sing their beautiful songs, the sun isn’t a friendly forgotten face anymore, and the tulips start pushing up through the soil. Ah yes, I have been hibernating as well in terms of blogging, but you will forgive me right? I hope so. At least, I’ll assume so after you try this pasta. Being a college student means that I am constantly trying to come up with inexpensive ways to find or cook up some good grub. Well, if you’re getting tired of the endless cycle of ramen and the crazy yet delicious artificial “cheese” in the packaged macaroni, I whipped up something insanely easy to brighten the monotonous weekday meals. The fresh green asparagus was looking mighty fine in the grocery store and at a lovely low price. Pair that with a light lemony sauce, some hearty pasta, and perhaps some grilled salmon or chicken, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, delicious, and gourmet meal you cooked up all by yourself. No box needed.

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the idea

I've always been a lover of food: it's capability to comfort the hard days, to encourage imagination and messiness in a world of order, to explore different cultures through cuisine, and to weave the invisible thread that brings people together around the table.

I started this blog for myself.

As a college student, cooking became a way to release the stress of impending finals, to be creative when I felt unoriginal, and to breathe life into my sometimes discouraged self.

Each week I'll post a new dish, masterpiece or fiasco, to keep record of my continuing education in food and life.

the student: a foodie who loves to learn

Kimberly Aumer

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