Welcome to In Search Of Yummy-ness!
This website is dedicated to helping food lovers and aspiring gardeners alike to find inspiration and practical resources to create delicious, wholesome meals and grow their own food in small spaces.
👩🏾💻 What You'll Find Here
- Seasonally Inspired Recipes that I've tested in my own kitchen. I don't outsource my recipes from contractors.
- Kitchen Gardening articles written for beginners, with easy to follow information.
- Home Cooking resources to help you further your culinary skills.
👩🏽🍳 My Most Popular Recipes
These are all crowd-pleasing recipes that people come back to again and again.
🙋🏽♀️ About Shareba
Hi, I'm Shareba! I'm a food writer, photographer, and recipe developer based in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada.
Though my education was initially in journalism and media studies, I stumbled into a career in food and haven't looked back since. I now create cooking and kitchen gardening content full-time.
I started growing (some of) my own food a few years ago, and realized that even though I live in zone 6, which is a chilly climate with a short growing season, I can still grow my own tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more.
Now, I strive to teach others that you can grow edible plants in cooler climates, without needing a lot of space.
When I'm not in the kitchen or garden, you can usually find me curled up on the couch with a good book and a cup of tea, or on the floor playing with my two Ragdoll cats.
Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me a little better. I hope you'll find plenty of inspiration, delicious recipes, and helpful tips on In Search Of Yummy-ness!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
📷 My Work
🎓 My Credentials
- Honours Bachelor Degree in Media Studies, University of Guelph
- Diploma in Journalism, Humber College
- Culinary Arts Certificate, George Brown College
🙋🏽 Frequently Asked Questions
I started In Search Of Yummy-ness in 2010!
I decided to use "In Search Of Yummy-ness" because my friend Mandy and I were always looking for great places to eat. The website actually started out as a restaurant review blog! That stopped being fun after a few years though, so I moved on to recipe and garden writing instead.
I'm in Zone 5b/6a (depending on which chart you're looking at). We get cold winters and a short growing season, but I'm learning to make the best of it.
Yes!! A kitchen garden can just be a few edible plants on a balcony! You don't need a ton of space. I've been growing most of my edible plants in containers for several years.
Yup, unless I've noted otherwise in the captions, all photos on this website are my own. I also do my own recipe development and write the articles myself, too.
You can find a list of the photography gear, plugins, and services that I use to run my business on my blogging resources page!
You may use one photo or excerpt (up to 100 words) from any post, with a mandatory link back to that specific post on our website. Please be sure to give credit by attributing the work to InSearchOfYummyness.com. Please do not present any of my content as your own. See my copyright policy for more details.
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