Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! My name is Christyna and I love to bake. I am a mother of two beautiful boys, a wife, and a full time PhD student studying education policy. I am also an avid reader of food blogs and cookbooks, and a kitchen gadget junkie. My goals with this blog are to share my kitchen adventures with you (both savory and sweet); make a few good friends along the way; and to educate, advocate, and inspire.
Through this blog I want to introduce you to great recipes and help you make that sweat treat, or scrumptious dinner that puts a smile on your family and friends’ faces when you share it with them. Along the way I will share baking and cooking techniques that I’ve picked up from cooking classes, cookbooks, food blogs, and my own trial and error in the kitchen.
I have a passion for food. This zeal for making and eating great food has expanded into a political philosophy that was born when I picked up Michael Pollen’s In Defense of Food, and Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution. Since reading those books the politics of food and food justice have truly permeated me in a way that I could not have foreseen. As a result, I am now an advocate and supporter of local farmers; seasonal eating; the humane and sustainable means of food production; healthy school lunches and the creation of pathways for greater access to nutritious food for underprivileged and marginalized communities; and have a great desire to be a part of shifting the predominant fast and processed food paradigm in the U.S. that promotes bad health and environmental degradation.
My greatest hope with this blog is to inspire you. I will introduce you to farmers, organizations, and businesses that have dedicated themselves to humanely and sustainably bringing consumers the healthiest and tastiest food possible. In turn, I hope that their stories and efforts encourage you to support your own local farmers, businesses, and organizations doing this work in and around your community. I will also sometimes get political on you and talk about the current politics surrounding food in the hopes that it will fire you up to get active around food justice yourself. Finally, and most importantly, I hope that what you see on here inspires you to get to the kitchen and bake or cook for enjoyment and with love for yourself, family, friends, and colleagues.
Thanks again for visiting! Hope to see you around these parts again soon!!