I, Stephanie Mitchell, believe that everything is better with a dollop of cream.

Slice of cherry-hazelnut cake? Check.

Bowl of poached quince? Check.

Ladle of borscht? Check.

Bad day? Check.

Vase of daffodils? Okay, maybe not everything.

I am a West Coast transplant now living in Montréal. I am drawn to old-fashioned recipes, because I believe that cooking should be simple and tasty. Sometimes, I find simple and tasty new-fashioned recipes and I don't discriminate: I know they are destined to be classics, so I add them to my collection.

Since I love eating good food and trying new things (upon which I may dollop cream), I also love trying new restaurants. I have passionate opinions about what's good and what's bad at restaurants, and I've shared my favourites  across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan  in hop & go fetch it.

In my other life, I am a writing coach for lawyers and other business professionals. Here's my website. When I'm not in the kitchen or working, I like to read novels, drink tea, plant garlic, and go on picnics.

If you’d like to contact me, please comment or email me at:

creamdollop at gmail dot com