Welcome, I’m glad you’re here
I’m Michelle. I love to cook and get creative in the kitchen. I believe sharing a good meal with family and friends brings us closer together. I hope the recipes on this blog inspire you to be creative with your cooking too. I call my style of cooking Pacific Northwest fusion because I combine the culinary experience I’ve learned from my travels with local, fresh ingredients as much as possible. I love nature and all things simple and genuine. At my home in Seattle, I am surrounded by a variety of beautiful evergreen trees ~ hemlock, fir, pine. They are everywhere and their lovely needles seem to find their way into everything too.
Getting creative and eating fresh
My family prefers eating healthy meals made mostly from fresh, local ingredients and predominantly non-processed foods. I’m all about flavor and using the finest ingredients when ever possible. We watch what we eat, but also enjoy delicious desserts from time to time. I have a gluten intolerance, so I share gluten-free alternatives in the recipes I make. If you’re gluten-free, be sure to check out the “gluten-free” recipe category. This category contains recipes that are typically more difficult to make gluten-free like cakes, desserts and biscuits to name a few.
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More about my journey in the kitchen
I found my inner chef when I lived in Southern Italy with my family. While there, I completed culinary classes in the Amalfi Coast and in Tuscany where the cuisines reflect the subtle and beautiful differences of the landscape and culture around them. I achieved both the beginning and advanced culinary certificates from the Bon Vivant School of Cooking in Seattle. These experiences greatly influence my recipes.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you find something delicious to try in your kitchen.