Hi, my name’s Anthony and I’m the proud site owner of Honey and Bumble Boutique – your source for all things cooking and baking.
My obsession for cooking started at a young age thanks to my parents who were avid home cooks with my Dad being a professional baker at our local bakery.
I was fascinated how a few simple ingredients consisting of flour, water, yeast and salt that separately are not filling or nutritious on their own can be made into a beautiful loaf of bread that could sustain you, nourish you, and provide that feeling of home! I began learning more about the science of food and how ingredients interact with each other to create rich flavor profiles.
I have 15 years experience as a professional cook and by day, I work at a local farm to table restaurant in Lewisburg, PA. I love using quality ingredients from our local farms that are in season, supporting the local economy, and watching our repeat customers enjoy a delicious meal with their friends and family.
It brings me a lot of joy to create healthy food that people love and that actually helps the economy – not hurts it like big factory farms and massive companies that are so far removed from actually providing real food.
My favourite dish would be filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted red peppers and asparagus. But I really love to cook and bake everything.
When I’m not busy in the kitchen drumming up new recipes, I volunteer at my daughter’s school helping coach her grade 7 basketball team.
My beautiful wife Carrie and I also have a son who’s in grade 5 and loves to play hockey. Our kids keep us very busy away from work and we always make time for family game night once a week. The kids invite their friends over and we have a pizza making party, or bake cookies and really try to get the kids involved in the kitchen as much as possible.
During the spring and summer our little family each takes care of their own section in the garden. We really enjoy teaching the kids how food grows, how to care for it, and of course, harvest it and make delicious food. These are essential life skills that we are proud our kids have embraced and see the value in. Their favorite is garden cream of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich made on freshly baked bread. It really is the simple things in life!
I hope you’ll find some high quality kitchen products on Honey and Bumble Boutique that bring joy to you in your home kitchen and inspire you to cook comforting food for your own family and friends!