Welcome, y’all! I’m Myra, a scientist with a love for cuisine et couture. I’m here to inspire you (1) to cook easy & tasty & healthy meals from scratch using whole foods, and (2) to sew your own handmade wardrobe. If you love cooking and sewing as much as I do, you’ll feel right at home here. Wanna know more? Keep reading!
I’m a thirty-something (coffee-addicted) cognitive neuroscientist and this little corner of the web began as a creative project just for myself. Cooking and sewing were the two things that helped me keep my sanity while completing my PhD (*cough*… and wine… lots of it!), and this blog right here was my happy place when I first moved from New Zealand to Canada to complete a postdoctoral fellowship. That’s me in a nutshell.
Still curious? In 2013, while collecting data for a research study, I’ve met my husband Chris in Germany (great story for another day!). We recently moved to the U.S. where I now work as a professor at a university. My cooking & sewing is inspired by all the different places I’ve lived in and been to. It’s been quite the journey so far, and I promise to keep you all up to date on what’s going on behind the scenes.
My main focus is on food since it’s still waaay quicker to cook a meal from scratch than to sew a garment from scratch BUT there will be plenty of sewing projects along the way (promise!). I always aim to provide you with inspiring recipes and sewing projects once or twice a week (sometimes less though!). If you’re new here and need a place to get started, check out some of my most popular posts:
- Pain aux bananes végétalien
- Chai Latte Nuit Avoine
- Pommes de terre frites croustillantes
- Poids des patrons de couture (tutoriel)
- Tofino Pantalons par Sewaholic
- Emil Hoodie par Zierstoff
I believe in recipes that inspire you to cook from scratch (not complicate your life!). Like you, I’m busy. That’s why most of my recipes are quick & easy to prepare in under 30 minutes using simple ingredients that you are likely to have in your pantry. All of my recipes fall into at least one of these three categories:
- La nourriture saine: Recettes emballées avec des légumes.
- Nourriture rapide et facile: Recettes nécessitant des minutes 30 ou moins pour préparer.
- Nourriture de confort: Recettes que tout le monde va aimer.
LES PROJETS DE COUTURE
When I’m not cooking, you can find me at my sewing table or daydreaming about new sewing projects. I am such a fabric addict and I have a huge stockpile of sewing patterns (anyone else?!). I love independent sewing patterns and some of my favourite designers are listed below:
- Pour hommes: Théorie des fils, couture
- Pour femme: République du Chiffon, Pauline Alice, Papercut, Tilly and the Buttons, Sew Over It
- Pour les enfants: Poppy & Jazz, Lybstes, Compagnie M.
Se connecter avec moi
Wanna be friends? I’d love to connect with you on social media. Find me on Instagram et Pinterest pour obtenir plus d'inspiration pour la cuisine et la couture OU abonnez-vous pour recevoir des mises à jour par e-mail (formulaire d'inscription dans l'encadré!) pour rester en contact et ne jamais manquer un message. Vous obtiendrez les dernières recettes et les projets de couture directement dans votre boîte de réception.
Si vous avez des questions (ou si vous voulez juste dire bonjour!), N'hésitez pas à m'envoyer un message via mon formulaire de contact, écris-moi à [EMAIL PROTECTED], or simply leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Merci de votre visite et j'espère que vous resterez un moment.