I’m assuming you are wondering who I am. That’s a good question. Well, my name is Emma (known as Little Gal). I’m a 20 something something year old who grew up mostly in Wyoming in a tiny ski town (yeah, I’m a country girl). I have an unbelievable passion for baking, cooking, photography and organic living. And of course animals, nature, art, music, children, love and life. I love finding and making creative, organic, healthy tasting food. I created this blog to share my passion of baking, my life and all things wonderful. I wanted a way to connect with people on another level and inspire others through my recipes and articles.
Blogging is my therapy, so is baking and writing articles. Combine that, and you have a real connection. I’m just a gal, trying to learn, love and grow each day; sharing it all with you.
I’ve been cooking/baking since I was 5 years old (thanks mom). In my teens I spent my free time creating delectable food and also presentable. After graduating high school, I started my blog. I cooked my way through Julia Child’s cookbook and fell in love with baking. Then gluten attacked my body and I had to go gluten free. That only sparked my creativity more! I experimented, failed, experimented again, had success. I’ve tried vegan, gluten free, dairy free, keto, paleo. I’ve tried working with all nut flours. I’ve tried baking with no eggs. I’ve experimented a lot through the years and with having a sensitive stomach I’ve had to work around that with different ingredients.
I love a challenge when it comes to baking and I love trying a totally unique flour just to see what will happen. I’ve experimented with cleanses to see how my body responds. I’ve done the whole30 diet to keep my creativity up and to see what my body would do. With all this passion in baking and cooking I also have it with photography. I love taking pictures of the food I create. The appearance of the food is just as important as the taste. I’ll spend 30 min trying to get the perfect picture with the best plating, lighting, angle and background. In the end, I’m filled with so much happiness and excitement.
I write articles on my life, healthy living, relationships and more. I want to be “real” with people. I’m not a gourmet chef nor a “perfect person” and I’ve had many failures in the kitchen and life. But when it comes down to it, I’m having fun and only growing my skills. I love seeing the wonderful faces on the people who eat the food I make. It’s the greatest feeling.
It’s a passion, a lifelong skill, something that I’ll always have. Baking and cooking bring me a sense of calm, it’s the only time where I feel complete and in a peaceful, creative zone. Where I can mix different ingredients and flavors together, making something tasteful and beautiful. It’s amazing how plain ingredients can come together into something so wonderful and amazing looking. That’s why I started this blog, to share my life, the things I love, find funny and the recipes I create.
I named this blog “Little Gal in the City” because I’m just a little gal wearing a yellow dress. Skipping around town, waving my hands in the air and enjoying what life has to offer. All while eating a gluten free baguette, feeding ducks, birds, goats and squirrels.
Here are some disclaimers:
- I can’t spell. Not even to save my own life… So that being said, please excuse any spelling errerors.
- Even though I often wear a white coat and carry around a clipboard, I am not a doctor. Bummer…
- I have no idea what I’m doing, yet I do?
Three things you should know:
- I have pretty sarcastic humor – it can be a good thing (when people understand it) but it can also be a bad thing (when people don’t understand it).
- I have a very active imagination. That being said, my writing can get pretty “imaginative”. You’ll see…
- I get excited very easily, and will joke about throwing things out the window, knocking dishes off the shelves, etc. It’s that burst of excitement I can’t quite handle. You’ll notice that also when reading my blog posts.
Look at how much I’ve already rambled on about. Enough about me, please go enjoy my blog. I hope you find inspiration through my recipes and through my articles. I hope you even smile or laugh a tiny bit. Now click off this page, select a category that interests you and lose all your free time exploring my blog.
Have a question? Want to know more about living Gluten Free, Organic or just want to chat? I’d be delighted to answer any questions! Simple fill out a contact form here and I’ll respond back as soon as I can!