A little bit about me......

I'm number 12 of 13 siblings in my family, and yes I know all their names.  I grew up on a small farm in Farmersville, Ohio....yes that is the real name of the town.  Food has been a focus in my life since I was very young, and I mean good, fresh homegrown and homemade food.  I loved helping my mom in the garden, making jams and jellies,canning tomatoes from the garden and baking bread, pies and many delicious recipes (often passed down from my Grandmothers.) Not surprisingly, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

I tried for many years to follow several different career paths.  I originally planned to study Biology in College, then I worked as a photographer for my community college newspaper, I was a seamstress for the costume shop for the theater department, I worked for a daycare for a few months, worked at a radio station, bookstores, and of course had my stints in restaurants hosting/waiting tables and made donuts at a local bakery.  All the time I was hosting dinner parties for friends and trying out new recipes. 

In 2004 I left small town Ohio for the big city of Boston.  I worked for Bose Audio, and then for a publishing company, but I was never happy.  I longed for a job that would allow me to be more creative.  In 2008 I started taking some Wilton cake decorating classes, and baking courses at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Just as I was starting realize what I really wanted to do, I was serendipitously was layed off from my job.  I took it as a sign to make the change and go to Culinary school.  It was the best decision I've ever made.

I now live in Paris (the World Capitol of Pastry) with my wonderful husband.  I keep myself busy by teaching pastry classes, making pastries for a small cafe and constantly exploring my new city!

This blog started as a way to keep up with all my family and friends (scattered across the USA and the world) what was happening in my life and also as place to share my food creations and portfolio.  I don't post as often as I'd like, but that usually means I'm busy working or just enjoying life.

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions feel free to email me.