Want to meet me? Awesome. I’m Katrina.
I’m a 25-year old biology geek + self taught cook, live in Ottawa, Canada, and love to experiment with different recipes.
In 2010 I graduated with a Biological Science degree and I’ve been having the time of my life learning about nature, and the beautiful world we live in ever since. I love exploring and have gotten to do so many cool things like:
-Crawling in a cave filled with woodchuck feces on a bat search.
-Shocking fishes with electrofishing rods.
-Going out at 2 am with headlamps to call mating frogs.
-Picking leaches off of snapping turtles.
-Spending hours digging in mud identifying aquatic insect larvae.
-Dissecting bear poop for tiny bones, and
-Living in Switzerland dissecting various plants searching for annoying insect pests!
The last point was of course my favorite, and from April to September 2011 I’ll be living in Delemont, Switzerland, again doing more research with insects. The scenery is bananas.
But besides my love for this crazy world, I also love baking. So, I try to find a balance between learning about insects and neurobiology to diving into the adventures of baked goods.
I have a mean sweet tooth, and thought it would be a good idea to share some of my baking ideas with others. I’m by no means a professional. I drop some of my finished products, my biscuits will never be as good as my Nanny’s and I don’t have an awesome SLR camera to take photos like many of the other food bloggers. But, I love what I’m doing. And I’ll never post a recipe that doesn’t turn out.
I’m a vegetarian, so many of my non-sweet meals include recipes that not only taste great, but have been modified to be great for you. I can’t say I modify everything though. Some things are just meant to be buttery and jam-packed with sugar. Aww yeah.
Hopefully you use some of these recipes and enjoy them as much as I do. I’d love to get your feedback!