The Baker

Hi, I’m Tara.

I’m your typical stay-at-home baker who happens to have a culinary degree. I am trained both in culinary and baking and pastry, however, baking is what I enjoy the most.  I love to bake everything and anything, from cookies to cupcakes to bread. The kitchen makes me happy and I enjoy sharing my baked goods.

I believe in using only real, fresh ingredients in my baking. I never use anything artificial, low fat, sugar free, or butter substitutes.  I’d rather have the real thing and just eat less of it. I don’t eat preservatives either. I’m a big believer that our bodies function better if we give them real food. Even in dessert, which is necessary for our sanity. Or mine at least.

I’m sure you are thinking “Oh boy, another food blog. Been there, done that”. Yeah, I think that too.  I often forget what I’ve baked, what it looked like, and where on earth I put the darn recipe. I figure if I post all this stuff online, at least it is there for my own reference! It also forces me to try new things and experiment with recipes, as well as photography. And most importantly, it allows me to share my baking with You. Yep, that’s right. You.

I hope you will enjoy some of the recipes shared here and are inspired to try some yourself, as well as share your own pointers and recipes! As you will find, I get my recipes from a variety of sources including other blogs and cookbooks.

My photography is constantly a work in progress. I’ve made big strides since I first started this blog but still have a long ways to go. I recently upgraded to a much wanted DSLR, a Nikon D3100, which, quite frankly, I am in love with. Not only does it take great food pictures, but I’ve also captured amazing family and outdoor pictures. I’m slowly learning how to use the manual settings and am learning all that photography terminology. Thank goodness for all the photographers out there willing to help us newbies learn! And I hope to do the same with all the newbie bakers out there. Because baking is meant to be shared.

Please feel free to contact me with any baking questions at all. If I don’t know the answer, I’d be more than happy to help you find the answer.

I hope you enjoy my blog and please say hello!

lets.talk.cookies (at) gmail (dot) com

 

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6 responses to “The Baker

  1. Hi there!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site https://cookietalk.wordpress.com recently and was pretty impressed. I’ve added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn’t well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I’ve subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,
    Steve

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:
    http://www.twitter.com/eatingbangkok

  2. Your pics look fine too me but if you want some tips The Pioneer Woman has some great tips for photographing food.

  3. iluvharrypotter

    Ok after scrolling through your whole blog I seriously think you should be on food network!

  4. Hi Tara,
    I just nominated you and your super blog for the Blog on Fire Award 🙂

    http://picturemillionwords.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/blog-on-fire-award-a-big-thank-you/

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