Hi there! I'm a writer by soul, and a cheerful, in-depth experimenter with pretty much everything else. I am also a happy newlywed. My husband and I first started informal pre-dating stuff while cooking odd ingredients into tasty dishes. I've done some form of cooking ever since I was six, with a particular fondness for baking. A few years ago I was diagnosed with various allergies and intolerances, including wheat, apples, bananas, pears, yeast and most things that are fermented. It radically changed my cooking style and thankfully opened up a whole new world of cuisine to try! However, I have plenty of people who still enjoy the treats I used to make (and eat), so I have the best of both worlds; playing around with high-calorie dishes without having to eat them!