Me just over 30

In a nutshell:

Just over 30. Passionate about creating bakeware. Bilingual of sorts. Bored at a life lived to norms. Excited about eating. Clumsy. Happy. Still learning.

On an elephant scale:

I love food. When I am at work in an office and work gets slow, I get into my zone and dream about food. Just like Walter Mitty, but I don’t need to be no hero, I just need to be around food (eating, creating, fantasizing, cooking, baking…). That was my cue to create this blog. Writing about something I am passionate about. And believe me, it took me over 30 years to discover this passion (not the eating part, of course).

The first push I had with my partner, when we moved in together in England in 2008. For the first time in a foreign country (I am Swiss and he is Irish) with no relatives nearby we finally started to properly cook food and replicate our favourite bakeware from our homes. I was responsible for the baking and Steve for the cooking. We carried on like this ever since and it took me another 5 years to realise (whilst I was wondering why I didn’t have any extensive hobbies or passion) that I am indeed passionate about something: baking!

So back in Switzerland I spend most of my spare time in the kitchen, trying to create things from scratch. I am quite concerned with all the unnecessary ingredients and preservatives the food industry uses. So I am trying to become more aware of what I am eating by creating it myself. And you know what? It also tastes so much better that way, eventough I am still learing so much.

Although this blog does concentrate on baking, I will also share ideas about ‘gifts from the garden’, cooking, drinks and preservatives with you. I feel they somehow go hand in hand.

My name is Martina by the way and I really hope you enjoy this blog. I couldn’t decide what language to write it in, as I am a native German speaker, but have spend many years in an English speaking environment. So you’ll find recipes in each language.

I love to get comments and get to know my readers, so don’t be shy.


30 thoughts on “About

    • Hallo Sylvia! Schön dich hier zu sehen! 🙂 Du hast einen ganz tollen Blog, ich habe schon soviel über deine “Superfoods” gelernt. Liebe Grüsse zurück und bis Bald!


    • Awesome, thanks Lily. I’d love to. But as of now, I don’t quite get it yet. I’ve signed up a few weeks ago and I am still trying to get my head around it. As soon as I get it, I’ll be there!!! 🙂


  1. Hello Martina!
    I’m glad to have found your blog at the Fiesta Friday party. Your Tiramisu inspired Swiis roll got my attention. I will surely enjoy your blog and the recipes you’ll share in the future.

    Nice meeting you! =) Kiponblogging.


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