Hi everyone! Welcome to From My Sweet Heart. This is a website dedicated to all things sweet and yummly! My name is Anne. I live in a suburb of Washington, D. C. (though originally a proper Bostonian.) I have no culinary background, food styling or photography skills. But what I believe I share with anyone who happens to be reading this is a passion for creating treats which look and taste fabulous!
What I love about baking and dessert making is that it is a wonderful blend of science and art. The ‘experiment’ could go horribly wrong or it could turn out brilliantly. But the reward is the opportunity to re-create it over and over until it meets your expectations. My creations run from simple to sophisticated. And while I like chocolate; I much prefer peach pie or madeleines or sticky toffee pudding. Some of my favorite flavors to work with are almond, coconut and cardamom. And if they ever bottle lemon zest as a perfume…I’ll wear it!!!
I hope you find this blog to be a blend of a few things that I truly enjoy. Outside of the kitchen, I love to read (especially classic literature), listen to music (especially old jazz or new Indie artists); and I love thrift store shopping and flea markets (some of the best places to find odd plates and kitchenware). And I love martinis and sweet, fruity cocktails! I work in health care. But if I had it to do over again, I’d pursue a career in the culinary arts. Though I am happy to have such a fulfilling hobby!
When I told a hometown friend about my endeavor, he described my desire to blog as “one woman’s journey to find Zen in her kitchen”. So true! Where I used to find chaos, I now find a sense of accomplishment, order, discipline, and patience with myself. And I also learn to be forgiving. And that’s peace enough for me.
I dedicate this blog to my sons, Jeff and Matt because I always want to remind them to find something to be passionate about every day and to always do what makes them happy. And well….because I just love them (even though they do make fun of my cooking lingo and tell me I watch too much Food Network!)
So I look forward to creating, exchanging, sharing and building; not only recipes, but friendships with all who love sweet things as much as I do!
(p.s. I began this blog on April 3, 2011. And if you click on Yummly in the tag cloud, it will reveal my most favorite recipes!)
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
I could not have begun this journey without the help of two talented and amazing women!
Thank you Lena for such a beautiful template to start with. And thank you Kim for putting my visions into working order, and making this site user friendly for myself and my viewers. It’s amazing how 3 women so geographically distant from one another can collaborate to make something so special. Thank you ladies! I am singing your praises to everyone!!!