A bit about me…


I live in Geneva, Switzerland, where I moved with my family from Australia in 2001. I have a husband whom I adore, two adult sons and two delightful “daughters-in-law”, Iā€™m an EFL teacher, I love to travel and I spend as much time as possible in the kitchen. My husband and I have been vegetarian since we were 18, and we raised our children without meat so one aspect of my food journey has always been about coming up with nutritional and tasty meals for them. As they get older, their palates develop and they eat more and more adventurously – much to my relief!

When I started this blog in 2011, I did it with the aim of creating a repository of recipes, but I also wanted to share my experiences with the world. Cooking, for me, is all about sharing delicious, healthy and sometimes wickedly indulgent food – either literally, at the table, or metaphorically, via my blog. Perhaps I could encourage other people to try something I’d developed, or just to try something new. Iā€™m not Italian, but I have a burning passion for Italian food. I also dabble in Middle Eastern, French and Asian cooking, as well as trying my hand at cakes, desserts and breads. In fact, baking has become a bit of an obsession! I’m always ready for a challenge and I have developed a “never-say-die” attitude in the kitchen. Failures are to be learned from because that’s what makes successes so exciting!

Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I hope you find something that inspires you!


Special thanks to Jenia for the photo.

If you’d like to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
You can email me privately using this form, or leave a comment below.


24 Responses to About

  1. Dawn says:

    I love your blog and your recipes – and I can’t begin to tell you how envious I am of your duel-fuel stove!

  2. Anne says:

    Hi Rachael, I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    All the best,

  3. Hi

  4. Anna says:

    Rachael – I love your blog. I spent hours reading through it and can’t get enough.


  5. Candy says:

    Hi, I would like to nomimate you for the Supersweet Blogging Award. Hope you enjoy participating, find out what it’s all about here: http://lovelybuns.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/super-sweet-blogging-award-twice/

  6. G’day! I love your blog and your life’s philosophy and attitude too! šŸ™‚

  7. Hi there! I’d like to nominate you for a Liebster Award as I love your blog! See this post for more details… http://bakewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/liebster-award/

  8. VERY well deserving and well done! šŸ™‚

  9. Quanna says:

    Congratulations Rach. This is a truly magnificent blog šŸ™‚

  10. milkandbun says:

    Hi Rachel! Lovely blog! šŸ™‚


  11. Hello – I have come over from Dimple’s blog, Shivaay Delight to check out one of her fab four and am so glad I have. Love your photos too, by the way!

  12. Sinfully Tempting says:

    Lovely blog and fantastic recipes! So glad I stumbled across it! šŸ™‚

  13. Great blog, will be following!

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  15. Hi there. I only started blogging a couple of months ago and I stumbled upon your blog. Looks good! Not a vegetarian myself, but tend to eat tons of veg anyway. Come check out my blog and see if any of the recipes tickle your fancy.

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