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I’m determined that 2012 will be the year that lasts forever. I’ve reached a point in my life where the opportunities seem endless, where my interests know no bounds.  But I’ve also reached a point in my life where I feel the need to slow down.  To marvel.  Enjoy.  Savour.  To experience the peace of preparing a meal despite a growling stomach.  To fight the urge to eat five cookies, instead eating only one and committing every bite and crumb to memory.  To linger on the street at dusk or dawn and listen to the stillness.  To be open to sources of beauty that I might otherwise overlook.

My name is Calantha.  I’ve studied audio engineering.  I’ve majored in political science and minored in French.  Last year I completed my Master’s degree in political theory and then I spent the following six months working in bakeries.  Now I’m an Instructional Technology Specialist.

Piecurious, like my life, has come in fits and starts.  More fits, than starts, really.  But like me, it’s been growing and maturing with every revolution.

At its very foundation, piecurious is about words–words that are chosen and organized to reflect the thoughts and feelings, customs and behaviours, that certain foods inspire.  Foods primarily consisting of water and flour, sugar and salt, butter and eggs.

On the surface, then, it’s about bread, cake and cookies.  Cafes and bakeries.  Bakers and pastry makers.

But between the lines its about history, community, and people.  Creativity, art and endless learning.

I have recently just uprooted myself again to start life anew.  I’ve moved myself to a small town in search of slowness, calmness and community.  I welcome you to accompany me on this journey and to join me in exploring these fits and starts.  Let’s connect:  calantha at gmail dot com | @calanthaelsby.

Thank you for reading.