Michelle Cottage 01Hi, I’m Michelle Kosoy and welcome to my Walnut Kitchen blog.

Delicious and nutritious food, health and wellness, the beauty that surrounds us, and people who inspire; those are the things that really matter.  I want to write about all those things and hopefully spread a little sunshine your way too.

Until now, apart from mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend, I defined myself as a career woman.  I was a TV producer, and broadcast executive supervising hundreds of hours of programming on multiple channels, overseeing millions of dollars, and leading a team of wonderful smart people.

Several years ago, I made the tough decision to leave my job of 11 years when I was passed over for a promotion. Although I had another job to fall into, increasingly a career in television had lost its luster for me.  I wasn’t happy or fulfilled.

Until just recently, my life felt dismantled.

I can't help it. Being in my walnut kitchen puts a smile on my face

I can’t help it. Being in my walnut kitchen puts a smile on my face

But now, I’m invigorated and excited about the next chapter in my life.  The universe has spoken and I am listening and taking this opportunity to look inward and look forward.  I realize that the decision to wind down the career I spent so many years building is my ‘sacred moment’. I have decided to launch myself into a different trajectory where I can express something that is more authentic to who I am and who I want to be. When I asked myself: “what is it that is so meaningful to me?”, the answer was obvious.

For me, it all starts in the kitchen – my ‘walnut kitchen’.  Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved cooking, and sitting down with family and friends over a delicious meal.  The kitchen is where I spend most of my waking hours and its where my passion for food, nutrition, wellness, and beautiful things is most creatively expressed.  I want to focus on what makes me happy – in my walnut kitchen – and share those new experiences with you in this blog.  So thanks for dropping by.

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