About Me

Marjorie aka Sugar for the Brain

Hi everyone!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you will enjoy it and that your stomach will do too! Here are some facts you might want to know about me:

My name is Marjorie Morin, I live near Montreal in Quebec, Canada. I speak French most of the time, but English is quite present in my life mostly by books, articles, TV and Internet

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I have a background in multimedia (web, 3D, design), but I am now studying the wonders of the brain in order to become a neuropsychologist. If you don’t know what a neuropsychologist do, well in a very simple way they evaluate their patients to see which functions (memory, language, reasoning, etc.) are preserved and which have been altered by the trauma to the brain.

I am a book and TV series lover! I listen to A LOT of TV series. My favorites now are Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Touch, Revenge, Grimm, etc., etc.

My boyfriend, Frédérick, and I live together with our three cats, Spike (male), Darwin (male) and Mortimer (female).

I love Asian food and I love desserts (too much).

Baking has become a passion on summer 2010 so it’s pretty new. I was doing a lot of cupcakes, then I tried decorating cookies and now I’m trying everything I find yummy and/or cute!

Photography is also new for me, I have still a lot to learn particularly on food styling.

Thanks a lot again. Don’t hesitate to leave me comments, I will gladly read them and answer all of your questions! You can contact me via info(at)sugarforthebrain(dot)com.

Marjorie

Comments

  1. I just left a comment on your December Daring Bakers blog post and thought I’d snoop around a bit more- we have more than just joining in December in common! :)
    I also started baking in Summer 2010 and my photography has just started although is no where near as great as yours. I had a question- how do you get so much light in your pictures?
    Aussi, je parle francais mais je suis Australienne et j’habite en Allemagne. Bizarre, je sais, mais c’est pour la travail :) J’ecrit jamais en francais desque je suis ici en Allemagne- je devrais apprendre l’allemand!
    J’aime trop votre blog! :)

    • Merci Trina! Wow effectivement ce n’est pas un parcours normal de quelqu’un qui parle français ;) For the lighting first you absolutely need a tripod! Sounds strange but if you want to play with the shutter speed you will need it to get sharp photos! I just began to do this after reading tartelette’s book : I put a table near my “patio” door, put a very thin curtain between the table and the window to diffuse the light and then use a white cardboard on the opposite side to reflect the light (before, I thought that the reflection didn’t matter, silly me, when I began to use it I saw that I had to change the settings of the camera because the reflection brought a lot more light!)! After that you play with you camera to find the perfect exposure. Oh and I use a remote too just in case pressing the button would shake the camera.

  2. Mais quel parcours passionnant!

    Je termine présentement mon bacc en beaux-arts et me réoriente vers la neuropsychologie dès l’an prochain! Majeure en psycho puis Ph.D je l’espère, j’adorerais faire de la recherche en lien avec la conscience.
    Puis je suis une irréductible cuisinière et consommatrice de pâtisserie. Me voilà donc absolument charmée par ton profil et ton blog, qui contient par ailleurs de magnifiques photographies et des desserts tous plus appétissants les uns que les autres!

    Au plaisir!
    Alexandra

    • Marjorie says:

      Wow c’est génial! c’est tellement le fun de connaitre quelqu’un avec des intérêts similaires ;)

  3. Ton blog est magnifique. J’adore tes photos. J’ai hâte de me familiariser avec la photographie culinaire.
    Félicitation et j’ai hâte de voir tes prochaines recettes :)
    Au plaisir

  4. Hi Marjorie,
    I found your website on blog lovin’. Just wanted to tell you i love your blog. I love your photos. Everything looks so yummy. Can’t wait for more post. ;)

  5. i do love ur site. it’s so interesting. i love dessert as well especially eating it. that’s why i studied patisserie but i want and need more experiences. i really enjoy when u’re sharing ur knowledges. it’s great. i’ll try ur recipe, absolutely sure. thanks for ur sharing. ^o^

    • Thank you very much! I really appreciate your kind words! :D I would really love to study patisserie too, but my plate is full with neuropsychology for now! Let me know how the recipes turn out!

  6. I just found your siste. I think I have fallen in love with your style of cooking/baking. You are daring and loving every minute of it. Keep on posting, and I will keep on trying your recipes. I love to bake more than cook nourishing meals. Unfortunately for me, I am diabetic so the neighbors and friends get fed many of my creations. (I do taste occasionaly) My favorite taster, just left for college..no not really it is his 5 year..but he was home eating my creations for 10 days. So, keep on posting, I will keep on trying to recreate you lovely creations, and maybe one or two of my 5 kids, 2 son in laws, 6 grandkids will show up on my doorstep and eat for me.
    Maryann

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Maryann! Wow you don’t lack any tester ;) Hope they will show up for you! At leat you can taste but it must be quite bittersweet :(

      Thank you for your support :D I really do love baking I’m very happy it shows through my posts :D

      xxxx

  7. Hi Marjorie! I’m a fellow Canadian food blogger too. I found your website through your fortune cookie recipe. I’ll be making them with my kids for Valentine’s Day! I’m a new fan and follower!

  8. Bonjour Marjorie! I just wanted to take a moment to say hello. I am a Marjorie too (though I also go by Jorie) and I thought it interesting that you, Marjorie, have a blog “sugar on the brain”, and I…. Marjorie, have one called “sand on the brain” due to my love for the tropics. I speak français only un peu. I will most certainly be checking out your posts!

  9. Hi Marjorie!

    I’m Cintya Maria from Brazil.
    I’ve just found you on the Internet and I have to tell you that I am totally in love with your blog! It’s really pretty! The pics are fabulous and so are the recipes. I intend to try some of them and when I do it, I will let you know.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your cooking talent with us!!!

    Best regards from Brazil…
    xxoo
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  10. I have just discovered your blog and I love it! Full of some great recipes and ideas :) Will follow you and can’t wait to see more :)
    Take care
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  11. Allo Marjorie!!

    J’aime beaucoup ton Blog, felicitation!!!
    Tu as beaucoup de talent!
    A bientot
    Carole

  12. OMG, your baked goods look professional and looks like the pictures should be in cook book or magazine. I want to invite you to some of my get togethers but doubt you’ll travel to Toronto for it. Love your site. Keep baking and posting.

  13. Was just skimming the Internet for a fudge recipe an came across your website. The mint marble was totally fool-proof! My classmates couldn’t get enough! Thanks

  14. Thanks so much for the amazing fudge recipies Majorie! Have been experimenting and so far, everything has turned out awesome. Keep up the good work! xx

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