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I'm a professionally-trained certified chef and I bake at home to order, teach cooking classes, cater parties, provide private chef service. Please simply click into link on your left to view my most recent menu. Feel free to contact me to enquire or order: or 604.307.1802

Saturday, December 25

Happy Holidays!

bah! baked at home! wishes everyone MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 18

No time to blog!

I haven't been able to blog cause I have no time, I'm too busy baking! Thanks to everyone who have order their holiday gifts and treats with us. This is the third Christmas, holiday season for bah! and the busiest ever. Thanks everyone for their great support! I'm having a great time baking with lotsa love for all my wonderful clients : ) Huge thanks to all my new followers on twitter as well as everyone who "LIKE" my facebook page and all the lovely people I met over the last two months at the Baker's Market!!/pages/bah-baked-at-home/50211406209 Incase I don't get to blog again in the coming week... HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!! <3

Wednesday, December 8

Chai Spiced Nuts!

Chai Spiced Nuts is definitely one of our most popular items. If you're a regular at the Baker's Market and you like nuts, you would have probably tasted it and enjoyed it! This is how it's made with a great adapted recipe of Chef Karen Barnaby's. I start off with getting the best quality nuts I can find; whole almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnut halves and pecan halves. I pick through all the nuts, and take out the broken pieces during transporting. I coat all them with egg white I've beaten until frothy, then stir in the sugar and spices mixture which includes cinnamon, cardamom,cloves, ginger, fennel seeds, nutmeg, black pepper and sea salt and unsweetened shredded coconut. I stir until all the nuts are evenly coated. Bake in the oven at 350F for 20 minutes. Yum! Yum! Chai Spiced Nuts is my best pick for nibbles for the holiday season!

Sunday, December 5

Happy 50th Birthday to Bernie!

It's lovely to cater Bernie's birthday party last night, couldn't help taking a picture of their wonderfully decorated front yard when I left! So cute!

New record!

We had our most successful day at the Baker's Market yesterday! My dear friends Ena and Jeannie were such great help, they didn't only help packaging my cookies Friday night, they also gave up a day-off to come help me out at the Baker's Market. It was the busiest day ever and we made a new record of selling out in less than two and a half hour, which was 1:30 pm! We spent the next hour on giving out samples and taking pre-orders. I apologize to the late comers who arrived the market after 2:30 that we didn't even have anything left for them to taste!
It would have been so impossible to do it without Ena and Jeannie. Big fat THANK YOU to them again and to everyone who dropped by yesterday and placed your holiday gift orders!!
Thank you so much for supporting your local home bakers!

Tuesday, November 30

Holiday Gifts!

I can't believe today is the last day of November! December starts tomorrow!OMG!! If you are one of those who does shopping at the very last minute like me, you would definitely want to pay attention to this post! For the past two years I've been giving my clients the freedom on creating their own custom gifts. Everyone get to choose their favorite cookie(s), I baked them I filled the baskets or boxes as requested and I wrapped them dressed them pretty! This year, I'll continue to do so however I was told by some clients that they would love to have me put together some baskets and boxes so they won't even have to think! Always my pleasure to help...
Here I have some awesome gift options for only 10 dollars!
Picture on top; 6 oz. bag of Chai Spiced Nuts
On the bottom; One-dozen bag of Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread(left) as well as Lavender Vanilla Shortbread(right). Holiday theme colors I've chosen for wrapping material this year as you can see is natural kraft and lime green!
Please stay tuned for more holiday gift options!

Monday, November 29

Baker's Market on November 27th

It's very exciting! It's our first time at the new location of Baker's Market. I love the Creekside Community Center at Olympic Village. It's so convenient for us as we're Downtown, right across the Cambie Bridge. I had a little accident first thing in the morning, didn't know about the safety switch under the table supplied and it collapsed when I was half way setting up. Thank god with all my wonderful fellow vendors helping, I didn't lose anything except my coffee. It's amazing! I was able to cover all the coffee stains on the linen, no one could tell. I was able to wash off all the stains on my white table cloth when I got home as well! Saved! Gotto say I love the Baker's Market and how all bakers get along and support each other. It's a very wonderful thing!

A sample gift box I had quickly put together. Cookies shifted a bit cause of the accident I had. In this box, half dozen each of My Mom's Favorite Ginger Snap Cookies, Karen's Instant Ecstasy Chocolate Cookies, Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread, Lavender Vanilla Shortbread, as well as half pound of Chai Spiced Nuts. That is a lot of srumptiousness for only 45 dollars. Nicely presented as a homemade gift filled with love!

Wednesday, November 17

Joy Luck Dragon Phoenix!

I've just entered the Cathay Pacific Art of Dessert Contest on facebook with my creation named Joy Luck Dragon Phoenix inspired by dim sum which consists four major parts. Starting from top to bottom; first, Ginger Soy Brown Sugar Panna Cotta which is tofu pudding with a twist. Secondly, Black Sesame Crepe Cake which reminds me of a thousand layered cake with a different filling and different pastry. It's black sesame pastry cream spreaded between layers of crepe. Third one is a Red Bean Meringue Cookie inspired by classic dessert Gao Li Dou Sha which is a deep-fried egg white dumpling filled with red bean paste. Last but not least, Poached Asian Pears with Jasmine, reminds me of a sweet soup my mom-in-law makes all the time. I poached the pears in rock sugar syrup infused with Jasmine. If you like my dessert creation please simply click on the heading of this post or go to Click 'like' on Cathay Pacific US facebook page Under most recent submission, look for Wanda Chau, BC. Joy Luck Dragon Phoenix and click 'LIKE' and also 'SHARE' with your friends! Thanks!

Friday, November 5

I'm uber fantastic!

Happy 20th Birthday to the Fish House! Congratulations!! So sweet of Chef Karen Barnaby mentioning me on her column. I feel very honored to be one of the uber-fantastic people on her list! Many thanks to her for everything; from what she's taught me through the years and gave me the opportunity to grow in the kitchen of the Fish House, to simply being an awesome friend! XO

Sunday, October 31


We had a great time at the Baker's Market, it was so busy and I only got the chance to take photo of one corner of our table after setting up. Thanks to everyone who came by today. Wish you all a very happy Halloween and enjoy the goodies you purchased with us. Thanks to the little ones who came trick or treating. You were all so adorable! I hope you enjoy the sponge toffee I made and packaged with a lot of love!

Beware of contents

Warning: Eat at your own risk!
Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Icing are indeed dangerous.

Friday, October 29

Little preview

For everyone who have ordered their Halloween cupcakes for Sunday, your pumpkin cheese cake cupcakes will all be dressed up in the cupcake liners and picks on the left. Cookie envelopes on the right are for my over-sized cookies; pumpkin cookies with maple icing and Karen's instant ecstasy chocolate cookies which will be available at the Baker's market tomorrow. I only have 18 of them! Anyone wants them, make sure you come early! I promise to remember to take picture of the cupcakes and packaged cookies and post soon.

Tuesday, October 26

Close your eyes, and no peeking!

You'll see more yummy treats packaged in these lovely Halloween goody bags this Saturday at the Baker's Market!

Saturday, October 23

Westend Farmers Market

It was cold and windy this morning, I struggled to get out of bed and headed to the farmers market cause it's our last one this year. A giant coffee kept me company during my 15-minute walk. As I arrived Nelson Park, the sun began to shine! Awesome! It was great to see all my favorite farmers and vendors and stock up on some great local organic produce. Can't wait to go check out the new Winter Farmers Market that starts on November 6th at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Saturday, October 16

A sophisticated treat!

One of my favorite savory shortbread recipe- Rosemary Parmesan. It's made with hand-grated parmigiano reggiano, organic rosemary, freshly cracked black pepper..... It's cheese and cracker, 2 in 1. Rich and sophisticated. Perfect to enjoy with a glass of wine or two!

Monday, October 11

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! I'm not having turkey dinner tonight cause I'm working on orders for Pumpkin Cheese Cake Cupcakes and Little Pumpkin Mini Cupcakes...will post pictures of them soon. I wish you all have a wonderful and yummy dinner! Gobble Gobble!

Sunday, October 10

More pictures taken at Baker's Market!

Close-ups of displays on our table!

Tonsa fun at Baker Market today!

We had an an awesome time at the Baker's Market today!
We'll be there again on October 30th with some tasty treats perfect for Halloween.

Saturday, October 9

Baker's Market in 6 hours!

Guess I'm a little over excited...I can't fall asleep...why don't I write about what bah! has to offer tomorrow at the Baker's Market. Our best seller, it's been the most popular item since Day 1; Lavender Vanilla Shortbread. What's in it? Culinary dried lavender from Full Bloom Farm in Langley, organic whole vanilla bean from the Kingdom of Tonga. There will also be Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread, however only 4 dozens cause I run out Parmesan Reggiano...yes...the real stuff. I also use organic rosemary. In Chai Spiced Nuts, I like to use Chai Masala from the T Tearoom., and add extra cinnamon and black pepper into it. Golden West Organic Apple Muffins I've talked about in the previous posts. Double Cranberry Ginger Orange Ginger Loaves, has both fresh and dried cranberries in it to give different textures, sweet and tartness. Last but not least, Pumpkin Pecan Maple Loaves, they smell yummy just like fall! Hope to see you all at the market!

Thursday, October 7

Can't sit anymore

I've been sitting at my desk working with the computer listening to my lower spine sing. It's getting very noisy. I guess I should go see my chiropractor soon.

Wednesday, October 6


It's finally here! Thank you all for your patience.

Tuesday, October 5

Royal Gala won the first round

I was experimenting all three types of apples I got from Al. It's extremely tough to decide which I use in my Golden West Organic Apple Muffins... From top to bottom: -Honey Crisp- well-balanced, incredibly juicy -MacIntosh- tender, aromatic, juicy -Royal Gala- firm, crunchy, sweet, slightly tart, juicy They are all wonderful eating apples to begin with and they also make fabulous muffins, after too many times of tasting, I announce Royal Gala has won this first round. Feel free to drop by bah! for a free sample of these delicious Golden West Royal Gala Apple Muffins at the Baker's Markets this coming Saturday!

Monday, October 4

Facebook page...?

I am currently working on a facebook page for bah! baked at home! Feeling kinda lost to be honest with you. Hope you will all become fans of bah! when it's set up!

Wednesday, September 29

Gorgeous Golden West Apples

Of course they're all delicious in their own way, my favorite happens to be the Honey Crisp, its sweetness and tartness balance so well, it is incredible and amazingly juicy!
Next step is to bake with them before I eat them all...mmm...muffins.....

Saturday, September 25

bah! Golden West Farms Crossover

Everyone who loves shopping at our local farmers' markets gotto be familiar with Golden West Farms, or at least had their beyond yummy cherries, peaches and apples. I've been a huge fan for years. Soon I'll be baking apple muffins with their certified organic apples. Golden West Organic Apple Muffins will be available for as long as the apple season lasts. I'm super excited. Al, one of my favorite farmers, super nice man, passionate about everything he grows, he is at the West End Market every Saturday until October 23. He was too shy to have his picture taken but I'm sure you will all recognize his gorgeous apples and the lovely sign says Golden West Farms!

Friday, September 10

Eco-friendly packaging

Seeking eco-friendly packaging material available in Vancouver. Does anyone know where I can go?

Thursday, September 9

This is her!!

Please meet the new logo of bah! Isn't she nice and simple...looking scrumptious! Can't wait to see her on business cards, labels and perhaps tees and tote bags too!!

Tuesday, September 7

New logo for bah!

Thanks to my dear friend Mona who has been helping me with my new logo. I'm so excited cause we're almost done, just testing with different color combinations. Will be making my final decision and showing everyone in the next few days!

Sunday, August 29

bah! will be at Baker's Market

Yeah! I've signed up for Baker's Market! I will be there on Oct. 9 & 30, Nov. 13 & 27 and Dec. 4 & 11...can't wait!

Thursday, August 5


It's been 3 months after surgery. I'm happy to say I'm recovering well but slowly. I'm beginning to feel the energy and strength coming back finally.

Tuesday, May 4


I'm going to St. Paul Hospital for surgery on my thyroid tomorrow. I will be off work for some time, at least one to two months depending how quickly I recover. I apologize that I won't be accepting orders or teaching classes until further notice. Thanks!

Thursday, March 11

Jodi Sam

Very talented young artist, Jodi Sam's art show at Gentille Alouette in Gastown from now til March 21. Vist her at

Friday, January 1

Happy New Year!

Happy 2010! I wish everyone good eats in the new year!!