Welcome to Under the High Chair, a blog about all things food related with a little baby talk thrown in!
Here’s who we are:
Aimée is the writer of UtHC, chief photographer, chef, and young mama.
Growing up in an artistic family, Aimée has poured her creativity into cooking ever since she could hold a spoon. Her enthusiasm earned her the Lieutenant-gouverneur’s award in culinary school—not to mention as the irksome nickname ‘Martha Stewart’.
Before her children arrived, Aimée worked as a personal chef and was happy to have her life revolve around food. After she fell in love with motherhood and determined to never return to work, she married her two passions by becoming a food/mommy blogger. She still does what she loves best, only now she has two little helpers to keep her on her toes. Not surprisingly, she’s busier as a home manager than she ever was in the fine dining industry!
Aimée’s rural upbringing on Canada’s West Coast instilled a permanent connection to nature and the simple things in life; camping trips and pulling carrots in the kitchen garden are part of passing that bond on to her boys. She has traveled to over sixteen countries on four continents, yet still gets itchy feet; her fondness of travel only rivaled by her dedication to food (read: bacon).
On days when there are too many cloth diapers to fold, Aimée wishes she could escape to her parent’s farm, but usually copes by baking something sweet. Even though she spent ten years in the professional cooking industry, her pickiest customers to date are her children. Since they scorn her efforts, this blog is a necessary outlet for her creative cooking juices and showcase what is ultimately ending up Under the High Chair...
Danny is Aimee’s favorite person and husband; he is also her most honest food critic and biggest fan. He’s really a foodie-in-hiding behind the engineering façade, and the trusty techie behind UtHC. He works hard to bring home the bacon for the Carbonara. Although he is a Montrealer to the core, Danny also enjoys scaling mountain peaks, going for runs with the boys in the jogger stroller and fishing for salmon in British Columbia’s rivers.
His ongoing project is to build a chicken coop.
Noah is five and has been apprenticing as a chef in the UtHC kitchen for three years already. He can roll a mean meatball, count two dozen eggs, and flips pancakes with pizzaz. If he’s not getting his apron dirty, he’s probably reading or digging for worms in the garden. His currently hates tomatoes, blueberries, and cottage cheese but loves olives, grapes, avocado and bean & cheese burritos; however this can all change in the blink of an eye.
Mateo is our leap year baby, born February ’08, and won’t be turning one for a few years. That’s OK, because he’s a great cuddler and we don’t want him to grow up too fast. He’s recently discovered the joys of eating spaghetti with two fists and his hero is his big brother.