How the story began
Hello & welcome! I’m Natalie and this blog is all about my passion — baking! Though it hasn’t always been this way.
I used to work in the Information Technology sphere for 7 years and it was an awesome period of life! You know, a lot of smart people to look up, plenty of new information and… a perfect audience to sample all my pastries! I think that is the main reason some co-workers became my best friends 🙂
After quitting the job, I advanced in different directions: I baked a lot of holiday cakes for friends and friends of friends, founded the social club Keep on running! with my then-boyfriend-now-husband and was such a pest for the family because of my reflection about right path in life. (Guys, I love you!)
And then — boom! — we’re moving from Kharkiv to San Francisco for my husband’s work. So I’ve decided, it’s now or never, and started this blog. Here you’ll find recipes for sweet and savory pastries you can master at home, our family’s Out&About adventures in America and other fun stuff.
I wholeheartedly believe that everyone with a desire to, can bake!
Yep, sometimes pastry recipes look so intimidating you’d rather run 5K than make them. Yep, baking definitely takes a good chunk of your time and attention. But if you give it an honest try, it will definitely pay off — with a warm smile of your better half when you share the piece of cake over morning coffee, with hugs from your kids when you give them handmade cookies for school lunch and with many other ways.
Don’t be scared, take one small step at a time and I’ll be here to help.
If you ever have any questions, suggestions or just hello-messages, please don’t hesitate to send them to me. I’ll be happy to hear from you!