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So, this here’s a little space for two sisters who love baking and eating.  We’re both living in big cities (Sapporo, Japan and Brooklyn, NY) and baking in cramped quarters (two tiny kitchens).  We’re 10 years and half a world apart, so this is our chance to record and share our recipes and food adventures.  Oh also, we like to score our food and count the calories.  Yeah, it’s a little obsessive/compulsive, but every bite should be worth it, don’t you think?

That’s me, Anna.  (Yes, I’m capable of being quite cheesy, and oh yes, I made room for that big, beautiful kitchen aid.)  When we moved to  Japan five years ago I was shocked to find that my tiny kitchen had no oven, that’s right, NO OVEN!  Not only that, there were no baking mixes on the supermarket shelves!  What?  No mixes, no chocolate chips, no powdered sugar…nothing.  I was extremely concerned, how could I raise proper children without some help from Betty Crocker?  Well I got me a tiny counter top convection oven, found a few baking specialty shops, and tried about a million, quadrillion food blog recipes.  I think I’ve come a long way in a land where baking supplies are scarce.

And that’s me, Ashley, the more negligent but no less enthusiastic contributer to Two Tiny Kitchens. I have my own set of challenges: while I’m lucky enough to have an oven and plenty of grocery stores for baking needs, I’m also surrounded by the world’s best restaurants and bakeries, and sometimes there are just too many treats to choose from.  As you can tell, I have a hard life! Really though, being separated by over 10,000 miles is tough on us sisters, and sharing this blog of baking adventures makes me feel like we’re not so far apart.

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9 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Sambal Terasi October 30, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hi there
    I found your blog when I tried to search at wordpress.com

    Love your blog so much, and since I have similar blog about foods and recipes, is there any chance to make exchange link between your blog and my blog at http://sambalterasi.com ?

    Please confirm and thank you very much.

    Sambal Terasi

  2. 2 Mercedes June 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Love your story of 2 sisters baking “together” across the world from each other! And great recipes and photos!

  3. 3 drycus December 31, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I’m 3,000 miles from my sister, so this blog feels even more dear to my heart. Ashley, great Orla Kiely bag!

  4. 4 Sam January 15, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    ADORABLE! Thank you both, I am having good times looking at and sometimes trying your treats. How do you both look so cute and slim?

  5. 5 Kim January 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I love your story. When I was growing up and fighting with my sister, my mom said someday we would live apart and regret the all the fighting we had done. That did happen, but not as far apart as the two of you. Anna,
    I hope you share your recipes with Japan because I feel their desserts need help. It is probably due to the lack of ingredients.Good luck!

  6. 6 Beena Brown February 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I just discovered your blog and I love it! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. I would like to put a link of your blog on my blog, which isn’t about food. Please let me know if that’s okay. Thanks! Looking forward to more recipes!

  7. 8 Bobbie February 7, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hi. I found a recipe on your blog, via Pinterest, for red velvet cupcakes with the cut out top. I want to know if you use a small or large package of chocolate pudding?


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