I often read on other food blogs how people attend conferences and workshops and meet new people and develop friendships with fellow bloggers. As much as I would love to meet and attend classes with some of the incredibly talented people I read about so often, I have not yet had the opportunity or time for it. Whenever I receive a comment posted on my blog, I take the time to check out that persons website if they have one. It has been a great way for me to find more wonderful blogs to read and follow. A few weeks back, I received a comment from Kyleen, the author of the Sixteen Beans. Upon visiting the site, I immediately fell in the love with the beautiful photography and chuckled at the “baking bucket list“. As I read on, I was totally stunned to read that Kyleen is only sixteen years old! As a teacher of students who are that exact age, I was incredibly impressed with the writing, photography and professionalism of the site, not to mention the level at which this girl can cook! I can’t imagine how she has the time to try all these challenging recipes, go to school and keep up a food blog. I immediately wrote to her and asked her for two things. 1 – Can you please move to my school district so I can have someone as amazing as you as a student? And 2 – Will you please guest post on my blog so I can share your work with my readers? Unfortunately she won’t be moving anytime soon but she was able to give us a great post for this delicious Vanilla Bean Coconut Peanut Butter. One of the most amazing things about being a teacher is realizing how much the students can teach you. This sixteen year old can teach me any day.
Hi, I’m Kyleen, the girl behind Sixteen Beans and today I’m guest posting on Lauren’s amazing blog, Lessons in Food.
Last Christmas, my parents bought me a food processor. To other high-school juniors, this might sound like a kitchen appliance masquerading as a gift (how often have you seen your parents buying each other toasters), but I was ecstatic because the acquisition of a food processor meant that I could forgo the box-graters and knives when I baked or cooked. Enthusiastically, I used the processor to grate carrots for Carrot Cake and to process butter for Thyme, Cheddar, Ham Biscuits.