About

My name is Natasha, and I’m the creator of this blog. I have no formal culinary training, just a passion for baking and pastry. I believe that anyone can create beautiful, artistic, and delicious desserts. I also believe in using good ingredients, and I try to use what’s local, seasonal, and organic when I can. If I can make a recipe healthier and taste just as good, I’ll do it. However, this is a baking blog, and sometimes copious amounts of butter and sugar are necessary. Organic butter and sugar, of course.

As you can see, my love for dessert stems from a young age, and spans many continents.

Natasha Ice Cream

Warsaw, Indiana, USA circa 1983

 

Natasha Ice Cream 2

London, England 1999

 

Hot Chocolate in Peru

Cusco, Peru 2008

 

Zurich, Switzerland 2009

By day, I am an oboist. That means that I play the oboe and teach lessons to lots of middle and high school kids. By night, I am also an oboist, and play whatever freelance gigs I have at the time. Somewhere in between, I make desserts and take pictures of them. I also watch way too many hours of the Food Network and bad reality TV.

I shoot all of my pictures with a Nikon D7000 DSLR and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G lens.

Thanks for stopping by. You can also find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest, bloglovin, and twitter.