hi! i’m so happy you’re here.
i'm marina. i like to cook, bake, and make food for people i love.
i recently moved to athens, ga from new york city with my fiancé, frank! i'm originally from my small town of coeur d'alene, idaho, which is (in my humble opinion) the most beautiful sleepy winter town in the world.
living in nyc and working in a tiny kitchen gave my a big appreciation for family, space, and really really good food. i'm thankful i can keep in touch with what makes me happiest—cooking, baking, and feeding people that i love!
i graduated from the university of georgia with a degree in marketing and public relations and i'm currently working for a creative studio by day + cooking/writing by night, which is a blast + a challenge all at once.
ever since i was a little girl, i have loved to bake and cook (my mom owns a culinary store + olive oil company, so shocker!). my passion has only grown with age and i'm so excited to share it with you all.
you'll also hear me mention frank, he is my sweet fiancé + the reason i'm always smiling. he's a talented videographer too!
follow along for good food, adventures, and failures.
so happy you stopped by (!!!)
recent press + partnerships
MSN | 21 Vegan Desserts That Ditch the Dairy but Not the Flavor 12/26/17
The Greatist | 21 Vegan Desserts That Ditch the Dairy but Not the Flavor 12/25/17
Vegan Food Lover | 9 Vegan Cheesecake Recipes Made From Nuts 12/11/17
contributions + publications
Northwest Sizzle | Spring Pea, Radish + Feta Salad (Summer 2019 Issue)
Coeur d’Alene Living Local | Strawberry Jam (pg. 86) 04/01/19
Coeur d’Alene Living Local | Butternut Chicken Pot Pie with Sage Biscuits (pg. 86) 03/01/19
Coeur d’Alene Living Local | White Bean Shakshuka with Goat Cheese (pg. 86) 02/01/19
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Bagel + Lox Mini Galettes (pg. 86) 01/01/19
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | Holiday Recipe Campaign 11/28/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Honeyed Pomegranate Goat Cheese Dip (pg. 86) 12/01/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Pesto Ricotta + Cherry Tomato Pasta (pg. 86) 11/01/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Autumn Crudité Platter with Pesto Ricotta Dip (pg. 86) 10/01/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Arugula, Asparagus, Grilled Peach Pasta Salad (pg. 86) 09/01/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Cinnamon, Peach + Cashew Cheesecake (pg. 86) 08/01/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | Frozen Mint Moscow Mules w/ Honey Ginger Syrup (pg. 86) 07/01/18
Coeur d'Alene Living Local | White Bean Salad w/ Cilantro, Lime, Avocado Dressing (pg. 86) 06/01/18
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | Holiday Recipe Campaign 11/12/17
partnerships, projects + photography
Bauli Crackers | Harvest Meat + Cheese Board 10/10/18
Bauli Crackers | Holiday Honeyed Pomegranate + Goat Cheese Ball
Bauli Crackers | Springtime Cheese Spread
Wellington Crackers | Autumn Crudité Platter with Pesto Ricotta Dip 9/9/18
Wellington Crackers | Make-Your-Own-Adventure PB + J Cracker Spread 9/9/18
Nuovo Pasta | Lemon Caprese Pasta Salad 9/3/18
Nuovo Pasta | Arugula, Asparagus + Grilled Peach Pasta Salad 7/27/18
Stasher Bag + Healthy Human Life | Plastic Free July Giveaway 07/17/18
The Culinary Stone | Cafe Menu Development 06/01/18
Bou Bouillon | Root Vegetable Soup 10/16/17
Banza Pasta | Fall Pastas 10/9/17
Bob's Red Mill | Product Review 10/6/17
my favorite foods:
all potatoes because i'm an idaho gal, artichokes, avocados, bagels + lox, brie cheese, bruschetta, chocolate, coconut yogurt, cucumbers, dill pickles, wine, hazelnuts, hummus, labneh, pita, radishes, salmon, sweet potatoes
my not-so-favorite foods/things
anchovies, sardines, corned beef
things i like:
anything greek, sunday morning breakfast, motown, peanut butter cups, farmers markets, little nyc diners esp. the mansion, fall + christmas time, our cat named squirrel, gardens, lilacs + leafy greens, vintage clothes, cozy corners