Welcome to my little corner of the web where I share my love for food and urban gardening through recipes, pictorials, reviews and sometimes stories!
My name is Ariel, I’m a French Canadian online entrepreneur, recipe developer, serious food lover, indie photographer, model, sporadic graphic designer, aspiring cookbook writer and creative soul in constant evolution.
I grew up in a very multi-ethnic environment which opened my eyes, at a young age, to the worlds and all it’s wonderful cultures and foods. Huge fan of the “no fuss” cooking style, I’ll sometimes indulge in more complexed endeavours if I believe the taste and the adventures will be worth it. When asked: ” What you’re favourite thing to cook?” I’m often unable to answer because I like to bounce around and fusion many culinary styles with my French Canadian roots. I like food, I like cooking… don’t ask me to choose!
In my family, where food is also a big part of our lives, I’ve learned most of my skills by observing my grand mother and mother cooking. The idea of a career in the food industry never crossed by mind as I always saw my time in a kitchen as a stress relieving activity. In college, I’ve studied fashion design (for a very brief moment) before becoming a full time model and graphic designer.
In 2014, I became a digital nomad, with the love of my life. Together, we drove across the USA and Canada numerous times to learn about the various culinary cultures which are at the foundation of these two countries. In a hopefully near future, we would like to extend our traveling to the rest of the world and document all of our delicious discoveries.
One of the many things this constant traveling taught me… managing a fridge and buying grocery intelligently while making sure not to break the bank. Some people will learn this way earlier in their lives but, it took me to drive across America four times to really get this right. 2018 starts and we are back in my hometown (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), ready to apply everything we’ve learned in the last four years, while preparing our next travels… hopefully soon enough.
Every recipes on this website are created by me and have been inspired by my surroundings, online browsing and my cravings. Thank you again for taking the time to read this, enjoy my recipes!