Hi, I’m Helena, the face and voice behind this baking blog! Nice to meet you! Here are some quick facts about me:
Pets: 2 cats
Favourite food: cheese (in any shape and form)
Favourite book: Spark of Life by Remarque / Harry Potter
Other hobbies: I sing in a choir, love reading, and also play video games!
I have loved cooking and baking as long as I can remember. When I was younger, one of my favourite games to play was “café” – I would spend hours putting together a menu, cooking up different “dishes” and then selling them to my family. Yup, you got it – my mom bought the groceries and then had to pay again to eat them. Oops!
About 2 years ago, I jumped the gun and decided to start a small business making macarons. I had made my first ones only a few months before that, so this has been a wonderful and terrifying experience all at once. I still don’t claim to be an expert. By the way, even if you think you might be an expert, NEVER say it out loud. I swear, those macarons will hear you and the next batch will become crackarons instead! I am still trying to figure the details out and the business has been more of a low-scale one (on purpose), but you can most likely expect some macaron stories on this blog as well!
Despite that, I don’t think of myself as a professional chéf or a baker, not by any means. My educational background is in psychology and I work in IT. However, the kitchen is my favourite place in the whole world and I consider baking to be my therapy. It works great, most of the time (I’m looking at you, macarons!). Whenever there is a party with my friends, you will find me from the kitchen preparing yet another dish to make sure everyone is fed (read: so full they can’t eat anymore) and happy. 🙂
The goal of this blog is not to showcase perfect recipes, but rather to talk about the journey of cooking and baking – with all the ups and downs, successes and failures. I want to show you that you can create deliciousness with little effort. I also want to show you that somehow it’s still possible to mess up recipes you’ve tried many times. The main message, however, is – try something new, learn from it, and enjoy the process!
With all my heart,