My Story

Hi and thanks for stopping by!

My name is Janine and I’m the voice behind this blog. I currently live and work in Vancouver. When I’m not busy with work, I love spending my free time baking, cooking, and ‘photo-shooting’. (haha, total newbie when it comes to photography/ editing, still learning!)

I initially decided to start this blog a few years back as a means to express and share my passion for food, baking, and cookie art – it was basically my creative outlet. If you hadn’t noticed, I’m actually a relatively shy and quiet person. lol Can you tell through my writing? My initial thoughts were that a blog would be a good way to ‘anonymously’ share my passion with the world. I thought of myself as just this anonymous quiet person behind this blog.

However, after blogging for these past few years, I’ve learned that blogging is more than just posting content – it is actually its own online community. This has not only fueled my confidence in ‘speaking up’, but also in how I’ve come to view myself, my blog, and this whole online community. I love connecting with other bloggers – reading and seeing what they have posted, but more importantly, getting to know the person or voice behind the blog.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit and really hope you come back!

– Janine

All images are my own unless stated, please ask for permission before using.

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. Ariela says:

    Nice blog Janine! you should add a ‘Wedding’ category for me :D

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    1. Janine says:

      ahhaha I probably will have to sometime in the future… just for you!… since your the only person I know whos actually engaged =P

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  2. Mary Lee says:

    Janine your family is so blessed to have you providing all the gourmet food. Love your blog.

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Auntie Mary,

      Thank you so much. Hope all is well.

      Take care,

      J

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  3. tworedbowls says:

    Janine, so glad I found you today! Instead of commenting more and more I thought I’d just say that all of your recipes look so amazing and I’ve already bookmarked a bunch to try myself :) Thanks so much for writing and I look forward to reading everything else!

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    1. Janine says:

      Awe, thank you so much. I feel the same about your blog! Your photos are stunning and I’m excited to try a number of your recipes, (especially the Korean ones!). Looking forward to future posts, happy blogging!

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  4. Hi Janine! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!
    http://morefoodpls.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/sunshine-award/
    Accepting/participating is optional, but I hope you do take part in it! :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Ada,

      Wow thank you for nominating me for this award – I’m flattered! I will have to look into the details in a future post. Thank you again so much – happy baking!

      J

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  5. Everything looks so delicious on your blog :)

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    1. Janine says:

      Awe, thank you. Ditto to your blog!

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  6. MB says:

    Hi Janine! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I am really enjoying your blog, it is awesome! You can go to http://bourbonandbrownsugar.wordpress.com/ for the details.

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you for stopping by and nominating me for this award, I’m so flattered! Happy baking =)

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  7. apsara says:

    Hi Janine, I found you through fiesta fridays. Lovely blog, and beautiful photographs! I love baking too and looking forward to your posts…

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I love how fiesta Fridays bring so many of us foodies together! Looking forward to reading your blog as well =)

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  8. Dear Janine,
    I have nominated you and your blog for the Sunshine award. I am sure you have had many nominations so if you choose to accept or decline is totally up to you. Congratulations on your wonderful blog!
    If you do choose to accept you can find all the information on my blog @ http://kitchenfeasts.com/2014/03/25/the-sunshine-award/

    x Vanessa

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for the nomination! I’m flattered that you chose my blog, thank you for sharing this with me. I will do my I best to post it soon!

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      1. You are very welcome and congratulations on such a lovely blog!

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  9. Hi Janine! I see that you have already been nominated for the Liebster award, but I couldn’t help but include you among my nominations as well. I so love your blog! You can see my nomination here: http://strictlydelicious.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/strictly-exciting-liebster-award-for-strictlydelicious/. Thank you for all you do!

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi and thank you so much for the nomination! Happy baking =)

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  10. Lori says:

    Hi Janine….looks like you have already been blessed with lots of awards! :-) Well I am here to bring another one your way if you would like to participate! :-)
    Here is the link to follow:
    http://creatingbeautyinthekitchen.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/the-sunshine-award-take-2/

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Lori,

      Thank you so very much for this nomination! I feel so flattered that you’ve taken the time to nominate my blog and though I’ve participated before, I love them all the same. Thanks again!

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      1. Lori says:

        You are very welcome Janine! I found out you can participate again and again if you want, so that is good news! :-) At first I didn’t know you could… I am a newbie around here. :-)

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  11. Nancy says:

    Congratulations…you’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! Participation is purely optional. If you’re interested here is the link you need to view the rules: http://feastingwithfriendsblog.com/2014/05/04/shout-out-sunday-an-embarrassment-of-riches-part-2/

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much for the nomination, Nancy!

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      1. Nancy says:

        You’re welcome, Janine. :)

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  12. Hi Janine, I love your blog. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

    I was wondering if you’d be interested in participating in the Writing Process Blog Tour. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it. It’s very similar to the Blogger Awards. But in this version you write about your writing process and what you’re currently working on. If you’re interested, I can email you more information. My email address is cookingwithawallflower@gmail.com. Let me know as soon as you can whether you’re interested =)

    Here is one of this week’s in case you wanted to check it out first. http://morefoodpls.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/my-writing-process-blog-tour/

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Andrea, thank you so much for stopping by! Haha still trying to learn how to work the angles/ lighting. I am very flattered that you’ve asked me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. I’d like to participate but may not be able to for a little while. Is there a deadline for post submissions?

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      1. Hi Janine!
        If you decide to participate, your date to post would be June 2nd. All you’d have to do is write who invited you, answer four questions, and invite three other people. I can email you details =)

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      2. Janine says:

        Hi Andrea,

        Sure, that would be great. Please email me the details – jmwong66@gmail.com. Thanks!

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      3. Janine says:

        thanks =)

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  13. milkandbun says:

    Hi Janine! You have beautiful blog, and so many nice recipes! Look forward to read more! :)
    Cheers,
    Mila

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you, Mila. I really appreciate you visiting =) You have a pretty nice blog yourself – beautiful photography!

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      1. milkandbun says:

        Thanks a lot! :D

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  14. Martina says:

    Hi Janine, I just wanted to let you know, that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You’ll find the details here: http://makeshakeandbake.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/liebster-award-wow/

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Martina, thank you so much for the nomination. I am flattered that you chose my blog, however I don’t think I will be participating this time round. Thanks again =)

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  15. Lily says:

    Hi, nice to meet you Janine, really glad I came across your blog, looking forward to more awesome posts from you:)

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you for stopping by! Nice to meet you as well =)

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  16. Hi Janine, you have a really lovely blog with some beautiful pictures and recipes. I think it’s neat to have found another blogger from the Vancouver area. Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. And yes, I agree that it’s so nice to meet other local bloggers!

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  17. Madraasi says:

    Hi Janine,
    Just like that came across your blog, you have a interesting and beautiful, really admire when it comes to baking, don’t know how i missed your blog for all these days. Happy atleast now I got in touch with you, Do chk out my blog when your free :) Stay connected, keep rocking.

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi, thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, blogging is a wonderful way to connect with other bloggers! Happy baking =)

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  18. Lauzan says:

    Hi Janine, I’ve just come across your blog and everything (photos/recipes) looks so amazing! I’ll stop by again (and again!!). :) xxx

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    1. Janine says:

      Hi Lauzan, thank you for the kind words, it truly means a lot. Happy baking!

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  19. Nice cookies great designs!

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    1. Janine says:

      Thank you, Daniel!

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