About Me

  Hello! My name is Rory McGowan and this is my outlet to wax philosophical about cooking and growing organic and sustainable food, design and style, maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle and anything else I feel is worth hearing about!


I attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY where I got a degree in Baking & Pastry before I baked and cooked professionally for five years. I am now working towards building a career in real estate. I live in the Boston North Shore area with my more handsome half, Shamus. We coexist with a boxer/black lab mix and a rather large cat, named Mister and Thundercat, respectively.

Shamus at a polo match

Shamus staying classy at a polo match

I love to cook with my aforementioned boyfriend (he also went to culinary school and cooked professionally for ten years) and we keep a vegetable garden to cook with ingredients we grew ourselves! I don’t claim to be Johnny Appleseed, nor Anthony Bourdain, but we do quite well and I look forward to sharing my ever-growing knowledge of organic gardening and our passion for food with you.

Mister snoozing

Snoozy Mister

As I am making a career shift into real estate I am constantly reaching for more knowledge in the field and am somewhat obsessed with design and decorating. Since I am also bursting with opinions, this can be a place for me to air some of those and hopefully share my newly amassed knowledge in a way that can help you, too!

Helping me work

Thundercat, helping me work

We also love to build furniture and décor for our home and I am always thrilled to share a good DIY. With all of this ground to cover, we should have plenty to talk about!

If you’re wondering where the name for the blog came from, pop over here!