Sunday, September 26, 2010

Confessions of a Confectionist

Welcome to Kimberley's Kitchen. My little one-woman venture into confections, baked goods, and sweeties.

Confession #1: I am by no means a professional. By that I mean I have NOT gone to culinary school or apprenticed as a candy-maker. I am self-made. In every way. My background is performing arts and human resources. I do own every issue of Martha Stewart Living (and moved my boxes and boxes of magazines around to every apartment and house) I grew up watching Julia with my mom. My parents both taught me in the kitchen. I have been a foodie my whole adult life. So, naturally, I launched a food business.

Confession #2: I ditched being a perfectionist years ago (around the time I had my first baby) BUT confections do tend to fill my perfectionist side. It isn't "a dash of this and a dash of that" type cooking. It is exact. As in, I am not making chocolate today because the humidity is just too high. I calibrate my candy thermometer every time I use it. I fume when my marshmallow goes 30 seconds too long in the mixer (I can taste the difference). So, this type of food business suits me perfectly. I get to be a little more laid back in family life and a little more picky in my food life.

Welcome to my world. Follow the journey. And eat a marshmallow or two while doing so.

Cheers,
Kimberley

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Handmade Marshmallows


In the kitchen for fall-
Pumpkin, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Coffee Marshmallows
  • enjoy in Mini or Jumbo
  • enjoy plain or dipped in dark or white chocolate and sprinkled with nuts or candies (as seen in this photo)
  • or indulge and have it sandwiched between two cookies and dipped in chocolate.
I love custom orders so please send a request for a shape, flavor and colour and I will create the best marshmallow you have ever tasted.

Email me at kimberleyskitchen@live.ca

Welcome to Kimberley's Kitchen!

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was 6 years old. I have been cooking and baking ever since. I developed a love of candy-making at an early age. One of my fondest childhood memories is of my English Granny coming home from working in the Purdy’s factory. She always smelled like chocolate.

Now a mother of two girls, I am launching my food business specializing in confections and baked goods. I truly enjoy baking and sharing with friends and family. And now I am delighted to share my treats with you. Enjoy!