Welcome to LivingTastefully! PASSIONS to PASTRY was created the end of 2007 at the suggestion (urging?) of my sister, ANTIQUE-of-the-WEEK Susan. Up until that point, I had dabbled in many things. My business card could have read,
"Let Me Tell You What To Do, And I Can Do It For You, Too!"
It seemed that everything I did for myself, I ended up also doing for others. I grew up in the Amana Colonies in Iowa; a German community made up of seven villages, where gardening, cooking, and hand-made were the center of our lives. I went on to study fiber at the Kansas City Art Institute and for many years created one-of-a-kind, crocheted linen bags that were sold through galleries, museums, and boutiques across the country. I have also restored Oriental rugs, done graphic design, worked as a colorist, catered, consulted (on whatever...) and raised two beautiful daughters. I now spend my days in my kitchen baking and asking myself, "Why didn't I go to France and study pastry?" I am now making up for lost time, sharing with you what I love to do most in the kitchen.
I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with my husband, my girls not too far away, and my black and brindle French Bulldog named Pipi. I try to get to France as often as possible for inspiration.
< Eileen at Les Remparts in Venasque, France contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org