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 athens, ga from new york city with my boyfriend, frank! i'm originally from my small town of coeur d'alene, idaho, which is (in my humble opinion) the most beautiful winter town in the world.
living in nyc and working in a tiny kitchen gave my a big appreciation for family, space, and 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 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 boyfriend of 4 years + 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
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
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
bagels + lox
things i like:
sunday morning breakfast
any type of motown music
peanut butter cups
going to little nyc diners esp. the mansion
summer + christmas time
our cat named squirrel
gardens, lilacs + leafy greens
my not-so-favorite foods/things