Picnik collageHi. My name is Darina. I’m a writer and English teacher living in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  I primarily write fiction and have a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. I recently began a career as a food & travel writer as well as a freelance editor. I started this blog because my biggest passions in life are writing and food. I thought it was time I combined the two.

To me, food is more than just about sustenance. It’s about memory, family, community. It’s about sharing ourselves and the bounties of this earth with those we love.  Food connects us to so many things, which is why this blog is more than a recipe bank.  I hope to share my thoughts in a way that you– the reader– can identify with.

That being said, I also hope to improve my skills in the kitchen through this process.  I have been cooking all of my life but there is still so much I want to learn. I hope you will join me on my journey.