Busby Bakes

thoughts on cooking + eating by one who lives for the daily feast



I’m not a trained professional, although I did have a cookie business here in Chicago for several years. That’s on hold now while I try to get it positioned to actually make some money. Meanwhile, since I’ve always got food on the brain, a blog about what I’m cooking and eating.

What I’ve always been into is making food for people. Good food, real food, not that processed stuff. I cook like I mean it, even though most nights it’s just me and the Husband. It’s a love thing.

I loathe the term, “foodie.”

The picture in the masthead was taken in Shanghai, in the upstairs of what appeared to be some lady’s house deep in the chaotic Yuyuan neighborhood. Here we ate one of the best meals of our trip, washed down with plenty of REEB brand beer.

Questions, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line: christine at busby bakes dot com.



8 Comments so far

  1. Dean July 24th, 2008 6:21 pm

    Yeah, but what a great person to cook for/with/to…

  2. Eric September 18th, 2008 8:46 am

    I say this as a discerning reader of blogs and not a friend of the blogger, what a thoroughly enjoyable and well presented blog. Kudos CB, keep it up.

    Now how about a batch of espresso brownie points? 😉

  3. fab4fan September 18th, 2008 2:43 pm

    Excellent blog, Christine! Witty, good photos … and recipes! Keep ’em coming. I don’t suppose you’d ever reveal the secret to HOT chocolate sables? Never mind … I’m gonna try those chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake for my fix.

  4. Oneida Brooks January 4th, 2009 6:24 pm

    Happy New Year to you and the Husband!
    Keep the Faith and keep the Feast.
    Love from the well fed souls of Santa Fe, NM.
    OB & JG

  5. John Gummersall February 17th, 2009 8:53 pm

    My first blog experience, pitiful I know. Just peeked in for a moment and forwarded the chedda biscuit recipe to my work to print it out. (Correct we have no printer at home.) I love stuff like that, savory etc. We miss you guys, how bout a visite? Best to your favorite husband. Call us. O sends much love, JB from SF, NM

  6. Bill March 3rd, 2009 9:31 pm

    A client sent me a box of your cookies awhile back. They were fabulous, and I eagerly await your return to business!

  7. Pete December 9th, 2009 10:23 pm

    Saw your link through Stacey Cavanaugh’s face book page, I like your blog. Have you been to Panes Bread Cafe 3002 North Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL. I hope it is still good, I am envious of your food access in Chitown and enjoy the blog.

  8. Alasdair Busby October 6th, 2010 8:52 am


    As a fellow Busby, I commend your efforts!!

    Best regards,

    Alasdair Busby, St Andrews, Scotland 🙂

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