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.
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