Tropical GarlandDear Reader,

This is an online document (journal and letters if you will) of recipes I try and like. To be clear, I am not a recipe developer! Most of the things made here are adapted and inspired by cookbooks, cooking shows, and other websites.

Who am I? The fastest way for us to connect is probably for you to know my likes and dislikes. Perhaps we’ll find some overlap and become good pen pals down the road.

Likes: Letters, desserts, bread, potatoes, noodles, fruits, bubble tea, books, pretty patterns, lists, dresses with pockets, flowers, shoes, Netflix, road trips, puns, cats, staying at home, and exclamation marks!

Dislikes: Peas, mayo, alcohol, commuting, crowds, awful fumes, germs, inconsiderate people, rude people, insects, and working out!!!

How did we do? I hope the alcohol thing doesn’t weird you out. I don’t mind other people drinking it, I just personally don’t like it because it tastes extremely bitter to me (just like how coffee is bitter). And I’m talking the really hard stuff. I can’t resist a grapefruit radler or apple cider once in awhile. Make it super sweet and fruity to mask the bitterness? I’m in!

Hmm, what else? I started blogging back in 2008 under A Baked Creation, but then decided to change the name to not restrict me to just baked goods. I don’t do this full-time, so posts can be sporadic but if you write to me, I will try my best to respond as soon as possible. For my day job, I work on an excellent team to promote children’s books in Canada and the USA.

So what will you find here? Lots of the things I listed in the “likes” section. Probably more with a dessert slant, but basically anything I want to write down to remember. I hope you will like my collections of letters and write back often.