About Me

Nadia MariI began blogging in 2013 as a creative outlet from my soul-sucking day job, which I finally left in 2018.

One of my fondest childhood memories is standing on a small chair next to my English grandmother, Nana, and helping her bake. Every evening, my mother cooked a fresh meal, even after a long day at work, and my Italian grandmother, Nonna, was also a fantastic cook.

After work and on weekends, I rediscovered the pleasure of baking and started posting my creations on Facebook. In 2014, I began sharing my favourite recipes on this website.

As a teenager, I had actually wanted to become a confectioner, but my eczema, which was mainly caused by dairy products, would have made it difficult to taste my creations. Additionally, as someone who is not an early bird, the idea of waking up at the crack of dawn for work was daunting. 😉

Over the years, I have become passionate about animal welfare, especially elephants, and environmental issues. I also rediscovered my creative side and started making sugar figures and crocheting Amigurumi toys. As a result, this blog has evolved beyond its initial purpose of sharing my baking and cooking journey.

Thank you to Gretchen from Haunted Mesa Design for redesigning my website and bringing all of my ideas and creations to life in this new blog-within-a-blog design.

And for those wondering about the name, “The Bowl” and “The Pie Bird” are actual items that belonged to my Nana, which is how the blog got its name. Enjoy your time here with The Bowl and Pie Bird.

August 2023