I’m Vindi, the baking fanatic behind this blog. Baking has always been something close to my heart. I find it relaxing, very satisfying and challenging at the same time. It almost feels like magic, sometimes, what just flour and water can do. On this blog you will find my baking stories, adventures, experiments and much more!
No, I don’t bake for a living, not yet at least, but I am(was) a software engineer by profession. I keep jumping back and forth from coder to baker, I don’t know what my profession is anymore :D. But I’d gladly call myself a baker!
Staring at a screen all day long used to be part of my typical day job for 15 years.
A while ago, back in Australia, I took a bold decision to ditch my day job and enroll in a bakery school. That opened up opportunities for me to work as a baker and a pastry chef. That was by far the best three years of my life! Yes this blurry picture shows some bread I baked during a day at bakery school and that was my photography skills at the time 😀
Upon moving to the US, I went back to work as a software developer. Yes that sounds crazy but it’s true!
We, me & my husband, currently live in an apartment in Seattle, with our cat and dog(a blue heeler), who we transported all the way from Australia.
My husband is my main motivator, facilitator, taste tester and hand model.
Baking became a hobby again. I baked in the night and weekends non stop until it became an obsession. I shared my bakes on Instagram and the massive response led to the birth of this blog.
Obviously, the small kitchen in this apartment isn’t cut out for all the crazy baking I do. So I converted a small area to use as my workspace. Though small, I absolutely adore that spot! It is my creative space, my imaginary bakery, my studio and in other words, my “happy place”.
I love food photography. My husband(then boy friend)gifted me a DSLR a few years ago. I had no clue about how to use that thing! It was in the back of a closet until I came to the US and finally decided to pull it out and shoot food with it. I have been evolving ever since. I am sticking to a style of my own, hence I don’t really always follow all the rules!
I always wanted to have a big garden to grow my own veggies, have a few chooks. For the time being, the balcony of this urban apartment will have to do.
And here are the tomatoes I harvested in the summer of 2020
I started making my own kombucha during the 2020 quarantine. It is still going steady and I don’t intend on giving up any time soon
2021, I decided to become a full-time blogger, home baker, content creator, educator and instagrammer(is that even a thing). At east for a while and see how it goes. Honestly, my mind is always on baking so it is torture to do something else that I’m not entirely passionate about.
My latest venture, “From The Scratch Baking” meetup group! I do virtual workshops for the time being. click here to know more
When I am not baking, you will often find me outdoors running, hiking or just basking in the sun. We haven’t resumed serious hiking in the US yet.
This photo is from a hike we did in mount solitary NSW, Australia. I can cook up a storm in the middle of nowhere.