What does your home taste like? 

Sometimes I feel the world has lost touch with it's roots. We're combining goat's cheese with caramel and roasted strawberries in a cheesecake (I made that once), but nobody seems to remember how to make an original pound cake (hint: it's a pound of every ingredient). People buy fig bars with cacao and pistachio's, but need to rely on their grandmother for a real apple pie. When did we loose touch with our roots?

So that's what I blog about: basic recipes, techniques and traditional food from all over the world. I love exploring different cultures, eating habits and food traditions from different countries. On top of that, I want to focus on the sweet side of life. Occasionally I like to throw in some random things, because I'm like that.

I'm Siv. I'm a 20-something just-out-of-uni random woman, who loves to bake and play around with her camera and learned to do that aalll by herself *proud*. I don't like to talk about myself much, but I'm assume you're there to learn 'about me'. So that leaves me no choice. I'm about 1,62m TALL small. People call me tiny (jokingly, I think). I'm a curious sorts of person by nature. I like to know how, and when, and what, and most importantly WHY. I love going exploring and I do so very much enjoy going for tea or coffee. Quite ironically, I'm also quite an introvert and don't go out much. I like to think it explains my lack of social media skills, which seems to be a crime these days. I've lived in The Netherlands, Thailand, Northern Ireland, Holland and Greece. There's such vast difference between the food cultures in these countries it keeps amazing me. And it inspires me every time again to make something that makes others feel home.

"There’s a whole world of food out there" 

A few random facts about myself: 
- I tend to charge into doors (curse the man who invented doorknobs & locks. So useless!)
- I like sparkles, but not bling. (Not everyone get's the difference.)
- Most of my conversations on a daily basis happen in my head. (No comment.)
- I talk rant to myself. (A lot.)
- I recently became lactose-intolerant and I've always had IBS. (And I hate it!)
- My autograph has a circle around it, a line under it and a dot at the end - this presumably means something about screaming for attention. (Oh yoohoo~ I'm here!)
- I love saying "RAWR~!". (It usually means 'Hi!' and 'I love you!')
- Lastly, I daydream of becoming a superhero and saving the world.

Why my passion for baking grew so strong 
When I was younger I dreamed of being a superhero. I wanted a dragon as my steed, and I'd go around saving princesses (or princes, but preferably entire kingdoms for dramatic effect). I was going to be great. Later on I realized there were no dragons and the world was far too complicated for me to save. So I started walking backwards. First, I was just going to save a few countries (think Africa) and bring world peace or simply fix global warming. Then, I decided I should maybe stick to my own country. After that I came to realize that even this country was too big for me, and sometimes people don't want to be saved (but smoking is bad for you!). So eventually I decided to study Psychology and at least help some people who needed it. But as my studies passed I realized that even that was too big a dream. Psychological problems are dealt with, coached through, but barely ever healed. Somewhere in that time I hit rock bottom. I baked a cake, shared it with my family and it made me feel just a little better.

This is when I realized what I could do. Maybe I can't bring world peace, as much as I'd love to. Maybe dragon's don't exist. Maybe politics became so twisted, everyone just plays along these days. And maybe the man next-door who killed several of my cats, is only doing so because he's trying to save his bunnies. But I can bake for you and maybe, just maybe, I can make you smile. Perhaps I could make you enjoy a slice of sweetness and forget your troubles even for the tiniest moment. Then my superpower is just to make the troubles stop for a little moment. If I can spark a smile, even if it's only on the inside, I'd be the happiest person in this world.

So there you have it. No matter how I continue to grow and walk forward, I'll never stop baking.


  1. Thank you for visiting my wagashi blog, and giving me this chance to discover yours. You are right, there's a whole world of food out there! :)

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by here as well! ^^ I'm really looking forward to explore more and more of the world of food! ;)

  2. Wonderul to discover your blog via Foodie Penapls! Hope I receive your name one day to send you some Welsh goodies!

    1. Ooh, I'm looking forward to that already! ;)