Who am I?
Hi I’m Janine!
I first started my old blog Not the Kitchen Sink! to chronicle my forays in the kitchen. I did not always have an interest in baking, and it was only after a year of self-discovery overseas in 2009/10 that I realized that I had some interest in baking. This interest was spurred on by my Christmas present by my dearest (now husband) – a red KitchenAid, which effectively removed any mental barriers (or excuses) I initially had. This mild interest in baking grew and blossomed into a passion for baking and giving, and now, I cannot imagine a time when baking was not an integral part of my life. Although I spend much of my waking hours working in a profession which many consider to be cut-throat, I enjoy it nevertheless. As cliched as it sounds, baking is my way of relaxation, and I hope to eventually be able to sell my baked goods as a living. This blog serves not only as an online recipe journal for the treats that you may one day see in my cafe but also as a journal chronicling my life and escapades in the kitchen.
What does “un pastiche” mean?
“Un pastiche” means “a mix” in French. I bake in a home kitchen situated in
Singapore (and occasionally Malaysia) (I’m now permanently located in Sydney, Australia), baking a melange of baked products, such as breads, cakes, cookies, pastries and other desserts.