Hi there and thanks for checking out my blog. My name is MJ, Jo to my friends and family. I’m a food lover and a mum of two currently residing in the inner west part of Sydney, Australia with my husband, my daughter and my son. These three people are the “love” of my life. The ones that put up with my kitchen shenanigans. The ones that patiently come along with me to shop for kitchen accessories, crockery and mixers. The ones that help me decide which cupcake liners look best. They’re my taste testers and my inspiration and I can’t possibly blog without their help.
As far as I can remember, I have always loved food. Perhaps a little too much! The kitchen was my playground. I would sit on the kitchen floor and watch my grandparents prepare and cook our daily meal. Whilst I was too young to be interested in the preparation, I always appreciated eating a home cooked meal. Loving the hard work and effort put into it. I really loved to eat and I still do.
I was born in Manila, Philippines 30 years ago. We were not well off, but as a young girl, I felt rich having my grandparents look after us – their own children and their grandchildren. They always made sure that we had a decent meal to eat everyday. I have very fond memories of going to the market with my grandmother to buy fresh vegetables and meat. I even had my own wicker basket that I carried along with me.
For work, I’m in the Banking and Financial Services sector working with corporate clients. I spend most of my days dealing with legal documents and working with law clerks. To pass the time, I day-dream of eating dessert and think about what to have for lunch.
I started this blog in October 2010 to showcase my love and passion for all things culinary, whether it’s dining out or having a home cooked meal and also to share recipes from my own experience and experiments in the kitchen. I wanted to start a hobby I knew I could fall in love with and what better way to do it by writing about food. What’s more, I am able to connect and share with other food lovers out there!
I document and share my experiences with food openly and with honesty. I am by no means a professional in the kitchen, a writer or a photographer. Just a mum who loves to cook, bake and eat. One day, I do hope to share this wonderful hobby with my children.
I hope you find this blog enjoyable and I look forward to sharing more kitchen and dining adventures with you!
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