My Philosophy On Food

Hi, I’m Connie and I’m the recipe developer, food photographer and writer behind this blog. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and can’t imagine living anywhere that isn’t along a coast.

By day, I’m a clinical dietitian who works in a hospital and specializes in gastrointestinal surgery and diseases. 

By night, I put my records on and I bake up a storm in my kitchen. For 6 years, I had a small business in dessert catering where I baked anything from a single birthday cake to hundreds of mini desserts for weddings.

In between, I’m a backpacker who daydreams about wandering in new places.

Though these may sound like totally different and opposing aspects of my life, there is one common thread between them all: food.

Food has always been my center and grounding point.

As a dietitian, I help people heal from surgery and improve their wellbeing through food.

As a baker, I create food for celebrations and all of life’s momentous events.

As a traveler, I discover new cultures and build connections with others through food.

I fully believe that food is so much more than just fuel for the body.

It nurtures and heals.

It brings people together. Some of my fondest memories are of simple end-of-the-day, sit-around-the-table-gatherings with friends, old and new.

It tells stories about culture, our collective history and our personal journeys.

It takes on so many meanings but above all, it is powerful. Food is a language that we all share, no matter where we are from.

This is what I want to bring across on my blog, connection and stories told through food, via my recipes and photographs.

My Story

I started this blog back in 2010 when I was just a teenager in high school with an insatiable appetite for dessert. I was just beginning to explore and learn about baking on my own via cookbooks that I borrowed from the library. It was a slow beginning, just me and my tiny Sony digital camera, but I was driven to create. As time went along, I discovered a passion for food photography as well and since then it has given me an entirely new medium of expression. 

Over the decade since I started blogging, I also started to travel around the world. Now my inspiration to create and bake in my own kitchen is drawn from flavours all over. In February 2014, I went on my first international volunteering trip to Guatemala. It was then that I fell in love with travelling which got me on 3 rounds of backpacking where I explored 8 countries in SE Asia. Then, I hiked to Machu Picchu and checked off the first “Wonders of the World” that I have ever seen in my life. My hunger for travel continues to grow as I try to keep up with it. When I’m working and feeling “trapped” in Vancouver, I feed my wanderlust by going on camping trips in BC’s backcountry.

As of 2021, I took the leap and made the move across the ocean to Athens, Greece. How I found this place as my new home is a long story that is simultaneously full of beauty and scarred by pain. A story that I may choose to write someday, but not now.

When I’m not working or blogging, I’m either at a coffee shop, treasure hunting for old vinyls, or riding my bike along the seawall.

In 2010, when I first started blogging, I didn’t think anyone except my friend would read this (Hi Brenna!). Fast forward to 11 years later today: my friend still reads my blog along with all of you from around the world, which just blows my mind. Thank you for being here.

Join the Conversation

  1. you are so cute!!! love your blog and the name!! 😀

    1. thanks so much for stopping by! i think we use the same theme ahah!

  2. Your blog is so cute! You should definitely consider a career with baking, your recipes and pictures look so delicious!! 🙂

    1. thank you so much! i really really want to go to france or something and learn pastry but that won’t be an option for a while!

  3. love the blog, it’s super cute! 🙂 your pic with the giant cookie is adorable too!

  4. I love love your blog! Cookies + chocolate = love and finding bloggers from Vancouver is always a plus <3
    (Plus green yoga mats are awesome!)

    1. thank you! are you from vancouver too? please say you are 🙂

  5. Haha! You’re so funny! But seriously, you and I must be related! For instance, I LOVE cookies, I LOVE chocolate, I have a bottomless stomach when it comes to dessert and that is exactly how my mom and I like our bananas!

  6. Nice blog, I really love the design of it and all your colourful and delicious-looking pictures! Smart thinking with the I am, I made, I read thing! 🙂

  7. hmm..there are more ppl who have common taste in cookies,sweets,yoga, and bananas than i thought..weird but it’s awesome!!i’m clearly not the only one disliking ripe bananas and picking the raw,underripe ones to eat..XD.good to know!btw,ì`m from van too, and i somehow found ur blog via another that we had the same taste in..i feel like i might know you really well.lol…

  8. your blog is so cute! i love all the dessert recipes you post!
    food blogging in baking form is the best 🙂

  9. Aww omg you are such a cutie with your cookies! I know all these comments say that but I can’t think how else to describe lol! ooh lovely yoga mat, very zen 🙂

    1. welcome jennie ! ahaha thanks :S aw gee, now im blushing

  10. I’m giving you the Liebster Blog Award *throwing confetti*
    You can collect it here (http://themisfitbaker.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/the-liebster-blog-award/)

    1. thank you, you truly are a starr! 🙂

  11. Ahhh I LOVE surprises 🙂 But I can’t find your email either!! mine is pkeenan@sjm.com! Thanks girlie 😀

  12. Love the name of your blog! Made me laugh! And you seem like a baking pro not amateur! 🙂 those donuts look delicious!

    1. aww shucks, thanks jess! i still have a long way to go to become a baking pro, but ill take your compliment as motivation to keep working at it! 🙂

  13. Your stuff looks freaking awesome… It’s so cool.. which places in Vancouver have the bestest cookies? I’ve been devouring Safeway cookies (peanut butter and macadamia). I think those are pretty good but I’m no connoisseur so if you can please enlighten me.

  14. I just came across your blog and had to check it out with such a fun name! You have so many great recipes on here- I’m excited to get started on trying some out. =)

    1. thanks for dropping by, you just made my day!

  15. hi Connie

  16. Hi Connie how are you 😀

    1. Hi Patricia!

      i’m doing well! just studying like crazy for finals. how are you and the others? did you have fun at your cooking class?

  17. HEY, being a good dietitian is all about balance my friend!! There is nothing wrong with baking AND being a nutrition pro, that’s my plan after all!!

    1. OMG nooo did i miss that announcement on your blog? i neeed to go read your blog asap!

      im so happy that we’re interested in the same things 🙂

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