Ever since I launched my blog, people have asked me why I decided to do a cooking blog, when did I start cooking etc... Even some of my closest friends said that they didn’t know I had such a passion for cooking and would never imagine that I would do a cooking blog. I don’t blame them because a lot of people don’t know this side of me.
Before becoming a mom, I was always in the corporate world. I was a very serious, driven and focused person. My career was everything to me. I started university when I was 16 years old. By the time I was 20, I was a full time student finishing my first of two business degrees while running my own advertising company and working in banking. When I was 24, I became a director at a pharmaceuticals company in Hongkong. After coming to Canada to pursue my career I worked at two major software companies and accomplished several honors and awards. I was always on the go but even though my life was strictly career and taking me all over the world, I never forgot that the most rewarding and relaxing thing for me was making delicious meals and learning new recipes and cooking styles.
July 10th, 2009 – the happiest day in my life, I gave birth to my daughter Valentina. I couldn’t believe how much I would enjoy being a mom and how much I love this little baby. When I tried to return to work after one-year of maternity leave the feeling of being separated from my baby was killing me. Like most new moms, I went through a very hard time trying to balance a career, social life and family responsibilities. I eventually quit the job that I loved to embrace the family life and indulge in my passion for cooking - which has been a large part of my life since I was a child.
I launched this cooking blog as a way to celebrate being a mother and to keep the fire insider me burning. I have also always supported charitable causes and thought it would be a great idea to grow this blog into a showcase combing cooking and recipes with creative ways to fundraise and donate. I've been blessed with good friends, business success, a lovely family and home and now its time let my taste-buds be my guide, share my recipes and love for cooking with everyone and try to give something back along the way!