About Me



Hi, I'm Liz Barkley! Welcome to Kitchen On Mercer where you'll find my latest kitchen creations and obsessions. I'm a self-taught baker and cook who loves experimenting with new recipes, and finding culinary inspiration everywhere!

A little about me...in the spring of 2010 I founded, and with my partner, co-managed a wholesale and farmers' market bakery. Brown Bag Bakery, cocktail inspired, was operational for nearly three years. It was an amazing experience but unfortunately financial growing pains cramped our growth efforts and everything became too difficult. 

After the disappointing decision to close shop I took some time off from the kitchen. But the joy that I found in creating and sharing my food with others found its way back to me. So, here on my blog I hope to share some recipes that I find to be particularly delicious and intriguing. I believe food plays an enormous role in how we relate to each other and the world around us. Food helps to create a dialogue as new experiences are had and traditions are shared. Food is the ultimate unifier.  

Today my daytime is spent managing projects in the luxury furnishings segment of the interior design industry. The glamour and exquisite details of interior design share a similar ambition as artisanal cooking -- the desire to elevate the everyday. My posts will often wander into interior design as this is another path in my creative world. 

I'd love to hear from you. I'm best reached over email: lizbarkley@gmail.com

Please give credit to all recipes on this blog, and do not repost my pictures without tagging me.





















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