I’m very pleased to welcome you to my blog, Searching for Sugar Plums.  I have a passion for food, home, and garden, and though I still have much to learn, I am so excited to share my most loved recipes and tips with you.   I love being creative in the kitchen, and am constantly being inspired by flavours from around the world, or even from different time periods.  I value simple things like lazy afternoons, being outside, sipping tea with a good book, and shopping at the farmer’s market where I can admire all the bountiful harvest (not to mention the fresh out of the oven baked goods!).  I use seasonal, local ingredients whenever I can, and want my everyday cooking to be practical, economical, and nourishing.  However, it’s also important to me to slow down a little and turn ordinary moments into celebrations when I can, and that is why this blog is called Searching for Sugar Plums.

When I think of sugar plums, I just think of good things in general.  I think of sweets, amazing discoveries, happy surprises, even flowers blooming in the garden.  To me, sugar plums represent those nice things in life that are so good they feel special.  Searching for sugar plums is about cultivating all the good things I can think of, even stuff that might normally be reserved for children’s fanciful dreams.  If I want to sprinkle flower petals on my cakes and a little fairy dust in my stews, why not?  I grew up believing in fairies, and every day felt magical.  I was excited just getting up in the morning.  As silly as it may be, I miss that feeling and want more of those feelings of wonder in my life.  If I can step out of the old humdrum routine and create something that inspires me and feels special even just once a week, then this blog will be more than worth having.

I truly hope that you enjoy your visit, and my wish is that tonight, dear reader, you too may have sugar plums dancing in your head!

"To live will be an awfully big adventure." J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“To live will be an awfully big adventure!” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

If you have any inquiries, please reach me at searchingforsugarplums@gmail.com.


  1. survivingstill · · Reply

    I sure enjoyed reading this “About” page. It’s a lovely introduction 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I am really happy to hear you think so 🙂

  2. Thanks for liking so many of my posts. much appreciated. I know this blog will grow into a vey nice blog in future, I can foresee. Wish you all the best and wish you a wonderful week too!

    1. You’re welcome, all the posts I have seen of yours are just fantastic, how could I not like them? 🙂 Not to mention the fact that you are such a thoughtful person to come by and like my own posts, even though they are not nearly as amazing as yours and I am just at the beginning of this blogging journey. Thank you for all the good wishes, your words mean a lot! I hope you also have a wonderful week! 🙂

  3. Great introduction and I share your ‘everything feels right with the aroma of cinnamon bun’ philosophy. Thank you for following my blog. 🙂

    1. No problem, thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it! I really like your food philosophy a lot, and I’ll definitely be returning to your blog often. It’s great!

  4. Lovely introduction, very eloquent. I’m looking forward to the rest of your blog!

    1. I am delighted you like it! Thanks a lot for coming by, FlyBee 🙂

  5. Nadia · · Reply

    oh I love being creative in the kitchen too :)… I might try adding a bit of fairy dust in my cakes, I bet it will taste good 😛 .. no but seriously I think I’m gonna check out those recipes of yours, the pictures just look awesome!!

    1. Thanks for coming by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I am flattered 🙂

  6. You have such a sweet blog, Sugar Plum!! I love the idea of ‘slowing down’ and trying to turn each moment into something worth remembering, something special and poignant. I’ve become more and more aware recently that i just seem to wish lots of hours away each week (especially at work!) and it’s terrible! Following you. Thanks for the inspiration. I look forward to reading more xx

    1. Aw, thank you so much for saying all that. It was a pretty spontaneous decision to start a blog, but I felt like you, and just wanted something more, you know? Slowing down and just being present can be really hard, but it’s always worth it.. and even nicer when you get to share with thoughtful people like yourself:) Thanks a lot for the follow, I’m off to go visit your blog now!

  7. You have one more follower ! And you’ll be stalked for the rest of your life. Ha ha ha 😀

    1. Stalk away, I am just flattered you came to my blog! Yours is one of my favourites!! And I adore your sense of humour 😛

  8. Love your blog!

    1. I am so pleased you like it! Thanks for the kind comment 🙂

  9. Thanks for dropping by to my blog. I’m a baker and edible flower muncher whenever possible, so I will enjoy stopping by and seeing what you’ve come up with next. lovely website 🙂 Take care. Janet

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, although life has kept me away from blogging for some time! I look forward to visiting your blog again 🙂

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