Hi, I’m Natalie! The recipe developer, photographer and writer here at Parsley and Icing. I started Parsley and Icing to share dessert recipes that are fresh tasting, from scratch and delicious!
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I grew up in a small town along the Canadian border in Northern New York state. I loved growing up where I did, but I can’t say I was exposed to many different flavors or foods
During a semester in Paris, I was amazed by the deliciousness of pain au chocolat. I also could not figure out how the French made even a simple cheese sandwich taste like nothing I’d ever tasted.
After college, I taught English in Tunisia and Morocco. Seeing people in North Africa going to markets and buying fresh vegetables to use to make lunch from scratch and baking their own bread on a daily basis amazed me!
Just about three years ago, I moved from Boston (where I was teaching elementary school English) to Ottawa, Canada where I live with my husband, Joe. Luckily, being Lebanese, Joe loves food as much as I do. He has introduced me to so many interesting new foods and he’s my number one taste tester!
I created an Instagram account in 2019 as a place to share my food pictures. Soon after that, I created my website so that I’d have a place to share my own original recipes. I love coming up with flavor combinations and original recipes. I’ve also fallen in love with food photography in the process!
In addition to sharing classic dessert recipes such as my great-grandmother’s banana bread, I also love coming up with creative and different flavor combinations and desserts.
Most of my recipes are from scratch because I think from scratch recipes taste fresher and are usually healthier. I try to include substitutes for some less common ingredients as well as shortcuts in case you don’t have time to make everything from scratch.
My hope is that when you visit Parsley and Icing, you get that exciting feeling you get when you walk in a bakery you’ve been dying to check out! I also hope Parsley and Icing becomes a go-to website for you for dessert recipes!
Thank you for stopping by! I love sharing my recipes with you and seeing my recipes come alive in your kitchens! I’m also grateful to have the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow food bloggers and to be able to work with brands that I love and use in my own baking!