A measure of craft, a spoonful of inspiration, and a dash of creativity are all combined in the creation of some of the finest pieces of culinary art. Cooking is usually portrayed as an elaborate art. But, in addition to the artistry, food is often created by chefs venturing out to craft some of the most unusual flavors that most consumers crave.

About me:


Hello and welcome! My name is Julie and I do the cooking, writing, eating, and photography. I’m a chemist and a food enthusiast with an appetite for almost anything and the energy to experiment with whatever that is in front of me.

My style of cooking is improv and I usually don’t follow recipes because I’m always experimenting and improvising in the kitchen to make the recipes my perfect anecdotes to cure hunger pains. I believe that your kitchen is a place to be creative and productive. I love venturing out of my comfort zone to make things that I normally would never think of making. There are so many delicious and fundamental ingredients in this world that we do not know about. I love to try new ingredients as well as combinations that sometimes make my jaw drop. It’s fun and I try not to worry about the failures because I try to learn from them to find my creativity. Food is about the experience it brings to you and to those who you share it with, so, no one can say what is right or wrong.

I appreciate your part in taking the time to reading my blog and hope you enjoy the recipes and stories I share with you all! If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to send me a message.

101 Comments Add yours

  1. LTC@Noor says:

    Hey Julie!

    You have a beautiful cute little blog, and your recipes are very tempting so surely I would be a frequent visitor here, between Thanks for dropping by at my website http://www.letstrycreating.com that is sweet of you, do visit me again would love to get your feedback:)


  2. I love your recipes! I can’t wait to check back for winter and holiday fare.

  3. Cooking and the photography! Both in my list of favorite things… plus the eating. I look forward to seeing more.

  4. donnakcurtis says:

    Thanks for liking my Ham Quiche Cups recipe at http://mysisterscupboard.wordpress.com Julie! Your blog site is beautiful and your recipes look tantalizing. Can’t wait to try one! Definitely following your blog.

    1. juliewold says:

      Your recipe looked great and helped me think of a few ideas for my quiche making venture. Thank you for visiting!

  5. Debbie says:

    I love food blogs! Such motivation and inspiration. Thanks for the like on Shadows.

  6. tintobear says:

    Heya – this is a great blog – well done! Really looking forward to trying out some of the recipes, and so useful to navigate with the tag cloud as well as the different categories – great style choice. Points for including all that info in your Resources section – I’ll be making very frequent use of that, thanks! xx

  7. Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for the versatile bloggers award. I love reading your blog. http://adventuresparttimevegetarian.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/nomination-for-versatile-blogger-award/

  8. julesdownunder says:

    Hi Julie, Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your blog is gorgeous- I’m looking forward to exploring it some more!

  9. Cteavin says:

    Very nice site. Exceptional photography. I’m just learning how to use my camera, can I ask what kind of camera you’re using and how you’re getting that lighting? You’re photos have the beautiful tinge of sunshine that I would love to learn.

    1. juliewold says:

      Thank you! I use a T3i Canon DSLR with a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens which is what enables me to take such great photos with the right ratios. I’m still getting used to it but google has been helping me a lot with how to take the photos and how the lighting should be. I learned that natural sunlight is the best and uv lens protectors help with unwanted glares.

      1. Cteavin says:

        You’re using natural light?!

        I assumed you were a professional photographer in a studio.

        When you say Google’s helped you, do you mean searching for advise, or is there a certain site? I purchased a book digital photography I’m working my way thought.

      2. juliewold says:

        Oh no, I’m far from a pro. I just searched for advise online such as typing “lighting tips for food photography” or if I would go to Barns and Noble bookstore I would go to the photography section and just spend my afternoons there when I have nothing to do. But google was my best bet. Whenever you want to figure out something small such as ISO or f stops I would just google it.

      3. Cteavin says:

        Not so far from a pro, check out professional photography and look at the pics you’ve been posting. These’s a new career option out there for you.

        Well, I will use Google more often. I have several things which need to be photographed today, so it’s back to F-stops and ISO. 🙂

        Look foreword to reading your next post.

  10. laroseedespetiteschoses says:

    Thank you Julie for dropping by. I agree with you totally and that cooking is so creative which I enjoy every moment of it. Will explore more on your recipes.

  11. Torbs says:

    Hey, nice to meet you…already a fan of your style of photography!!!

  12. Cheri L. says:

    What a great blog! Your photographs make every dish look delicious. Thanks for stopping by The Brass Rag. Come back and see us again soon.

  13. littleleese says:

    Oh my goodness! I don’t know how you found me and stopped by my blog (thanks for liking the post 😊)….but I’m so glad you did because—I found your blog! It’s just so delectable and so interesting. I am thoroughly enjoying your recipes. Thank you!

    1. juliewold says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoying my recipes! I’m posting more soon so stay tuned ☺️

  14. belle says:

    Hi Julie! First off – thank you for stopping by gullycreekcottage.com. I appreciate it immensely! I hope you will visit again or follow along and I will certainly come back & follow. AND, I’m going to have to try your rosemary bread! Especially since I have some rosemary in my herb garden. You have a great eye and love your photography skills chica! Belle

    1. juliewold says:

      Thank you! I always love stopping by other websites and seeing what wonderful stories everyone shares. It’s great to see that many share the same interests as I do. Thank you for stopping by and will def be visiting again! 🙂

  15. Afie says:

    Hi Julie and thank you for your like on my post! I read a few of your posts and really enjoyed reading them. I can closely relate to some of them since myself came to the US as an immigrant. There’s so much beauty in this country that should not be taken for granted. I’ll follow you.

  16. I think we share both an ethos and a name! I love your simple-is-good approach to food; it’s never worth getting all stressed out over a meal or a dish if it detracts from the occasion of eating it. I’d rather have a tuna salad sandwich with a good friend than the most elaborate, beautiful, delicious concoctions made by master chefs in an atmosphere of worrying about whether my manners are good enough or the other people at the table will think I’m boring or whether I’ve worn the right outfit for the occasion!

    And do I read it right that your name is Wold? (My maiden name. Now one of my two middle names.) Not so common. Guess we must be thirteenth-cousins-once-removed or something! 😀

    Glad to have found you here, and I’ll enjoy spending further time looking around.

    1. juliewold says:

      Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read my post! That’s crazy we share the same last name. It’s actually my husbands last name haha. I definitely find it hard to be simple but in some cases I see why some dishes need to stay simple. Like they say less is more right? Haha

  17. lorac888890 says:

    Thank you for enjoying my What is Love blog. While looking through yours, I was surprise to see an old fashion jar. The kind they use for canning. And the walnut bread reminds me of the ones that I bake from time to time. In the meantime, I’ll be back to read more and I hope that you’ll do the same.

  18. owen-t says:

    Hi Julie, love your blog. Keep up the good work and thanks for liking ‘tomorrow.’ from Owen.

  19. What a wonderful blog you have, Julie! I’m so glad I found it and it seems you’re doing heaps well with it 🙂

    1. juliewold says:

      Thank you Roxanne! I really appreciate you stopping by!

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