Hi, My name is Connie and I’m a chocoholic.
You may formerly know me as the Cookie Monster via a blog that I used to author for 4 years circa 2010.
I love the great outdoors, food photography, travelling, running (no hills please), and 80s rock
I fear spiders, the dark, heights and the extinction of cocoa beans (this is a major one, haha)
I get annoyed by apathy, ignorance and slow drivers (get out of my lane!)
I value kindness, compassion, integrity and doing things that make me happy
I’ve lived in Vancouver, BC my entire life and can’t imagine being anywhere that isn’t along a coast. By education, I am defined as a Registered Dietitian (T). By my hobby, I am defined as a baker and photographer. My life is a giant oxymoron and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
For inspiration to create and bake in my own kitchen, I draw upon the flavours of the world from my travelling experiences. In February 2014, I went on my first international volunteering trip to Guatemala. Ever since then I’ve fallen in love with travelling and now suffer from a very bad case of wanderlust. I have backpacked 4 countries in SE Asia during the summer of 2015 and bucketlist continues to grow as I try to keep up with it. When I’m working and “stuck” in Vancouver, I feed my wanderlust by going on mini camping trips in the backcountry.
When I’m not working or blogging, I’m usually pushing my dutch bike along Main st and Commercial drive to peruse the independent shops. Something about seeing and feeling local craft made by hobbyist entrepreneurs like myself that just makes my soul soar. I’m lucky to live in a community where budding talent, no matter how small or simple, is fostered and celebrated.
Thanks for dropping by this little virtual space of mine. When I first started blogging, I didn’t think anyone except my best friend would read this (Haiiii Brenna). Fast forward to 5 years later today: my best friend still reads my blog along with all of you from around the world.