Welcome to Garlic and Olive Oil Veins! I’ve been cooking for about 15 years now.  I started learning from my parents at a young age and then decided to take culinary classes.  I did this for about 2 years.  During that time my father got sick with lung cancer and my priorities changed. As much as I loved to cook and loved being in the kitchen I wasn’t looking for the Chef lifestyle.  Weekends, nights and holidays were just not something I wanted to do.  I cook a lot and love creating meals and have been told several times I’ve missed my calling.  I figured I’d start a blog and some social media accounts to put my passion out in the world and help others.  Whether you want to be a better cook or you’re looking for some new yummy dishes or just want some helpful hints, you’ve come to the right place.  Check back often for updates!


“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”- Julia Child

“A sharp knife is a chef’s best friend.” -Unknown