About the Bakery Bingo blog:
Have you ever wanted to taste test all of the best bakeries and desserts in town? Well I certainly have. And that is exactly how Bakery Bingo got started.
Bakery Bingo includes where to go, what to get and other helpful tips for your dessert adventures throughout Portland and other cities. How can you go wrong?!
My husband, Brice and I were taking a trip to New York City in May 2011 and knowing my love of sweets, he suggested putting together a list of the best bakeries in NYC and doing a “bakery crawl” during our trip. Best idea ever! Not only did we indulge on numerous tasty treats (see Bakery Crawl NYC), but it also inspired the beginning of Bakery Bingo.
I am a giant food lover, living in downtown Portland with my husband Brice and our imaginary dogs Zippy (a basset hound) and Macaroni (a miniature labradoodle).
I have always loved cooking, learning about food and indulging in as many delicious meals as possible. I inherited my mom’s sweet tooth and often day-dream about my next sugary or chocolatey treat, whether purchased at a great little bakery or homemade in my kitchen.
My love of baking started when I was fairly young. When I was about nine years old, my parents went out to dinner so I thought I would bake myself a treat – they came home to see a mess of cocoa powder and flour and a smiling child eagerly peering into the oven. My mom asked me what I was making, my response was “a chocolate su-full!” My mom paused and then questioned “honey, do you mean a soufflé? That is a hard dessert to make.” Unbeknownst to me, not knowing French or much about cooking at that point in time, that was what I had attempted. I can’t remember if it rose properly (most likely not) but I do remember it being delicious and having so much fun.
By day, I’m a full-time accountant working for Intel Corporation. Don’t be fooled, accountants are much cooler and social than you think!
In my off-time, I’m basically doing anything and everything food related. Trying out new restaurants, baking for friends and coworkers, doing social media for Portland Culinary Alliance, working amazing summer dinners on the farm with Plate & Pitchfork, and writing this blog. If that wasn’t keeping me busy enough, I am also on the Board of Directors for an amazing local organization called Sauvie Island Center, which educates children about food, farming and the land. Clearly I think about food a lot.
To balance out all my eating, I am an avid Crossfitter, runner and downhill skier. I also really loving traveling and have been lucky enough to travel to great places around the world. I even got one of the best presents ever – an all-day cooking class in Paris. We are currently planning our next big travel adventures for 2014.
With a background in accounting instead of a creative field, I am still learning the ropes of writing, picture taking and editing, but I hope you enjoy my blog and get inspired to try some of the phenomenal places we have here in Portland.
Looking forward to sharing my love of sweets with you,