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The Goddess, Revealed

"I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts."
-- Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet)

I guess you could say that I "stumbled across" my love of cooking. That said, I always liked to cook and was encouraged at a young age to do so by my mom. I actually recall pretending to have my own cooking show in the kitchen at our cottage, baking something that was supposed to resemble a cake and chatting away to the “camera” for over an hour while I poured, sifted, folded and mixed…

Now the encouragement continues from her in the form of advice and unwritten instructions passed down to her and developed over time. She also just happens to have the most abundant collection of cookbooks for me to pillage and steal.

So then what? What made me want to cook more seriously all of a sudden? Chance, I guess. I took a break from working as a nurse last October and was suddenly facing a great deal of time, alone, at home…Not really wanting to lie on the couch eating bon-bon's and watching soap operas everyday I had to find something to fill my time.

And with the Christmas season upon me I had every reason to fill my kitchen and our apartment with the delightfully redolent souvenirs of domesticity.

As you might deduce from my recipes page I am slightly more interested in baking sweets than in cooking meals. While I do enjoy cooking savory treats, it just seems that I lean towards the sugary delicacies more often; I simply find myself being more creative with desserts. On top of that, I've decided to start a home-based business; cakes and other desserts for order. Check out my company in it's still beginning phases at: The Sweetish Chef.


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