i’m liz, and i love cookies. i love muffins and cakes and fruits and veggies and salads and bacon and full fat, real butter, but i love cookies the most. i am married, with 3 cats, mr. taubsypuss, tigerclaw, and sparky. i was a spoiled city dweller in pittsburgh for over 2 years, but just moved back to my rural roots. -midwest, represent. i am working in the best dental office in ohio as a dental assistant. i love it. it is truly the most challenged i have been, intellectually speaking.
i am a weekend warrior. i stay up late and wake up early on weekends to get baking done, go for 2 hour long walks, and do all of the things i’ve missed out on during the week. i am very fussy with my recipes. i only make foods that are *mostly* whole. due to dietary limitations and sensitivities, i do not use grains of any kind. i will not ever touch corn syrup, don’t own wheat, rice, corn, buckwheat, or potato flour, and stay miles away from shortening. i use almond flour and coconut flour as substitutes, which gives me even more of a fun challenge. as much as i love cookies, i try to keep my projects healthy, so that i can eat them too. i believe in eating foods of quality. -this means fair trade dry-goods, like chocolate, when possible. it means ethically raised, pastured meats and eggs. -and local, seasonal produce as much as possible.
i set up shop in my new home saturdays and sundays and get a huge amount of baking done. i usually end up giving most of the finished goods away to friends, which makes me really happy. i love to bake, i find it therapeutic, and i use it as a creative outlet. baking is really a challenge for me. it’s all a big chemistry experiment. every weekend, i become one step closer to wrapping my head around it.
i shoot all of my pictures with a nikon d90. i’m not a great photographer, i know that. i’m working on it! (what’s white balance?!)