After my first year at Smith College, I felt during the summer I needed to keep moving forward. So, this summer I’ve set out to learn how to cook, begin my study of French a little early, stay in shape, learn to knit, and read tons of books. It’s been an interesting journey so far and makes me feel much more fulfilled. This blog outlines my exploits in cooking: here, I’m learning where to find specific foods in the grocery store, different measurements and their conversions, and what will improve the recipes I make the next time. This is not an original blog, but rather one in entering the realm of cooking for the first time.