Hi, I’m Rita!
I’m a passionate and self-trained home chef who cooks real family food. I live in the Greater Toronto Area with my amazing supporting husband, and our two grown daughters who often come home hungry from their busy travels.
All my family and friends rave about the delicious meals and treats I make from scratch. I develop my own recipes, and on any given day you’ll find me in my bright and sunny kitchen creating scrumptious new meals.
We recently completely renovated our kitchen and I’m now up and running in my dream kitchen!
Why I’m Called “The Kitchen Fairy”
When my two daughters left home for university, they realized home-cooked meals were a luxury! Every time they came home for a visit, they reported frequent fairy sightings. The kitchen was magically replenished every day with an abundance of healthy and homemade food. Such things didn’t happen in the places where they were living! The name just stuck…and here I am, The Kitchen Fairy.
I just launched this blog in March 2017 and I’m hoping to share my recipes and encourage others to get in the kitchen and cook! My goal is to demonstrate how cooking and baking from scratch using everyday and nutritious ingredients is much easier than you think.
My repertoire covers everything from soups to entrees and baked goods. I’ve documented the many dishes I’ve developed and tested over the years. Now I have hundreds of easy-to-follow and mouth-watering recipes! Blogging is a great way for me to organize and chronicle my cooking adventures and share my love of food and passion for cooking.
With no formal training in photography and a lot of trial and error, I shoot all my photos with an iPhone or iPad in natural light in my kitchen or on my outdoor deck. As for the food styling, I simply allow my creative juices to flow – which is easy to do when food is a thing of beauty.
What Inspires Me
Where do I get my inspiration? It comes from growing up in a family where made-from-scratch family meals was the heart of our happy home life. With parents hailing from Italy, I definitely inherited that Italian gene that inspires me to feed people.
I hope this blog will motivate you to cook an abundance of new and amazing meals. The reward will be worth it – a happy and satisfied family and friends gathering in your kitchen. What are you waiting for? Get cooking!