I have been living in Toronto for the past 13 years. I am originally from Moscow, Russia. Most of what I know about cooking came from my Mom, who was incredible in every way a woman can be. I love baking and spending time in the kitchen. I have been using our family recipes for most of my life, as I was cautious to go outside of the comfort zone. However, I have found this site to be so very helpful and full of interesting ideas and recipes.