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Sydney’s Kitchen is a daily food journal of the food we eat.  Our goal is to never repeat the same recipe twice.  Unless, of course,  we feel it can be done better or completely differently a second time around.

I do not have any formal training in the art of baking.  I am a completely self-taught baker.  Everything that I create is made with passion, determination, and most importantly love.

Our aim is to demonstrate to people how easy it is to get back to the way things were.  You know when making a meal was an event not a chore.  There are so many ways that you can make home cooked meals from scratch with real ingredients in a fair amount of time and that’s what we want to do is show and share with you how.

Basically, I love the kitchen.  I love cooking, baking, creating, decorating and just puttering.  I really like paying attention to fine details, it allows me to shut off the other part of my brain that drives me nuts with all my thoughts.  I guess the kitchen is in part a release for me and a hiding spot.

All the photography on this site has been provided by  If you have any questions with regards to photos taken here please contact lemairephotography (at) hotmail (dot) com.

From our kitchen to yours, enjoy!

Sydney Jones

On the shore of Lake Superior

19 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2011 9:11 pm

    The Pineapple Boat will be my next endeavour! Your recipes are amazing, easy and creative.

    Sydney’s Kitchen is a wonderful web site and all the dishes look so appetizing!

    • January 2, 2011 8:01 am

      Let me know how it turns out, it is so easy to do and it makes for an excellent conversation piece 🙂

  2. January 3, 2011 9:49 pm

    Looks like we have a few things in common! Great philosophy…

  3. happinessinbites permalink
    January 5, 2011 8:09 pm

    Your pictures are gorgeous! And look at all your nicely measured out ingredients – so organized!

  4. January 9, 2011 5:11 pm

    So happy I have found your site, I will definitely be visiting often, if not to make your recipes, then just to look at your stunning photographs!
    I like your comment above about how paying attention to the fine details allows you to sort of shut the other part of your brain that just keeps thinking, how it gives you a release. I totally agree that anytime we do anything creative, that happens. Maybe that’s what keeps bringing us back to creating? Again, I really enjoy your blog, will def be back! Great job!

  5. Mary permalink
    January 30, 2011 3:18 pm

    I like the way you think! I love to cook — learn about different ingredients — try them out — if it fails, who cares? Just do it again. I have a stressful job as an RN + like everyone else, juggling a million other things. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to explode with all of it. Cooking is my place to chill out. I love to bake, cook, grill, smoke, can — you name it! If it’s food-related, I want to try it! Nothing else enters my mind when I enter the “zen” of the kitchen. I don’t think I would ever want to work as a chef or cook in a kitchen. I just want to be a good home cook. With that, I thank you for such lovely photography and recipes and the inspiration it brings!

    • February 1, 2011 5:53 am

      Thanks Mary!
      I completed my first year of the BScN program (RN) I often found myself in the kitchen trying to calm my nerves 🙂 When ever I needed a break from studying I would go to the kitchen and bake or cook something just to get my mind off of the books. My roommate and I would create all of these wonderful meals, which gave us a lot of balance during that time. (I did not complete my nursing degree, it was much too stressful for me, I was way too empathetic and could not handle “feeling” what other people felt when they were ill.) I admire you and many others for having the strength to do a job that requires so much feeling and caring for people in times that are so personal and when people are so vulnerable. I am glad that you have found your “zen” place in the kitchen, it is so important to have a little safe haven somewhere in your life where no one else bothers you. Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment 🙂 it brings me great pleasure to share these recipes with you and others. I really just want people to realize all of the benefits of home cooked meals.

  6. February 17, 2012 4:38 pm

    Sydney – I must tell you – what you described above as your reasons for “loving the kitchen” are exactly mine. I’ve found myself on days either blue or with a head cluttered with all its thinking, and the remedy so often is found when I make my way to the heart of the home. It’s not nearly so much about the eating, as about the processes that take place there. It’s meditative medicine, a practice in being present, noticing the exquisite details in the smallest of things. Thank you for putting it so well.

  7. March 9, 2012 3:53 pm

    THANKS for following my blog, Sydney! I hope I can give you a laugh (or at least a groan) every weekday!


  8. March 15, 2012 4:09 am

    Your photography and composition are fabulous!
    🙂 Mandy

  9. March 19, 2012 8:06 pm

    Hi there – I nominated you for an award – check it out here: and post your own post if you are interested in accepting! Thanks and have a great day 🙂

  10. March 19, 2012 10:23 pm

    This must be a big nomination day. I just nominated your for the Versatile Blogger Award as well! You can find out more here: As a subscriber, I love getting daily emails about all the wonderful things you cook and bake. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  11. March 31, 2012 5:10 pm

    Love your blog!

  12. April 25, 2012 10:02 am

    Because I love your recipes, I nominated your blog for the ABC Award: Have a nice day, and please keep posting mouth-watering pictures of food 🙂

    • April 25, 2012 12:48 pm

      Awe! Thanks Jennifer. I greatly appreciate the nomination 🙂 and I will continue to post pictures that get your salivary glands going 🙂

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