About Zest & Simmer

Hi, I’m Vanessa! Welcome to Zest & Simmer!

I’m the blogger behind Zest & Simmer, and I’m excited to be sharing recipes with you that are fun, easy, and most important of all, delicious.

I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where sometimes our weather gets colder than it is on Mars (true story). I live with my boyfriend  and our two cats Mischief and Caramel.  You will probably see mention of them in my blog posts because self-admittedly, I am a bit cat crazy.  It’s okay if you can admit the problem, right?

One of my favourite things on earth is food. When I’m not eating food I am most likely thinking about it. Right now as you read this, its likely that I’m thinking about my next meal, or the one after that….or even the one after that. I used to be quite the picky eater but through the years my tastes have expanded. Cooking a great meal is my way of relaxing, and the more I have fallen in love with food and cooking, the more I want to try! I love trying new recipes and experimenting with different foods, flavours and techniques. For my everyday meals, I try to keep things healthy, but I also believe in indulging here and there (helllllooooo baked brie!). Hey, I’m only human.

I want to show people how easy and fun creating delicious food can really be. Like Julia Child said in her book My Life in France, “…no one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” I hope what you see here helps bring out the cook in you! Cooking is love, and I hope that I can help you love to cook too.