About Me

SandraThanks for visiting my page! My name is Sandra. I live in Fairfield, California (somewhere between San Francisco and Sacramento). I’ve been married to my awesome husband for 6 years and I’m a dog mom of 2 beautiful rescue girls Carrie and Pom Pom.

I am from Lima-Peru but moved here because of my husband (I know… love can make you go crazy! ). I went to school in Lima and got a bachelors degree in Business Administration. For now,  I do things I enjoy like cooking, baking, hiking, reading and of course taking care of my family and maybe who knows… I might open a bakery someday.

When I lived in Peru I owned a business of party planning, I really enjoyed hosting stuff that’s why every time I have the chance to host some event, I do it. I am the organizer of a women’s meetup group in the town I live and I host theme parties, potlucks and other activities.

How did I start baking? Well, being newly married and with no cooking experience (I used to have a maid in Peru who did all the cooking for me), I decided to go online and search for recipes so I found out I enjoyed my time in the kitchen specially when I baked. I started buying baking books, reading blogs and here I am baking like a pastry chef, ok no like a pastry chef, but I think I bake pretty damn good! So, here I am to share all my pastry recipes and tales with you!

Things you should know about me :

1.- I love dessert, pizza and wine.

2.- I like hiking. I go to Lagoon Valley Park and hike about 5 miles 3-4 times per week.

3.- I am obsessed with my Fitbit.

4.- I’m a dog lover. I treat my dogs like if they were my children (well… they are the only kids I have hehe ). I will try to post recipes for dog treats and cakes!

5.- I miss my family and friends a lot. My mother and father are very close to my heart. My mother has been diagnosed with an early stage of Alzheimer’s and that makes me feel homesick sometimes, but I try to visit every 6 months so I can spend time with her. I’m sure you will find posts about it too.

6.- Hubby and I have a weekly night called “munchies night” …. cheese, crackers, fruit, wine, chocolate…

7.- I love to host parties. I like that each of them have a theme. I will make sure I post about them too!

8.- I like to go wine tasting specially in Napa Valley area.

 

If you have any question, please email me at pastrytales@gmail.com