Hello, Dearest Friend… and WELCOME!

My name is Petra.

I am the boss of the girl who runs this site (by coincidence, she is called Petra, too).

I want her to cook and bake and craft and take pics and write as much as possible.

Then I want her to be positive, upbeat, enthusiastic, hard-working, and efficient.

Also, I have acquired a whip recently, just to make sure things run smoothly (because, man, does she get lazy sometimes).




All content on this blog, including the photography, is Petra’s work, which means it is copyrighted with All Rights Reserved, unless otherwise noted. Please ask first before republishing or distributing any of that work. Thank you!


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  1. Hi,

    I like your blog. Next week I will be featuring it on my blog so more people will discover it. Can you send me an email and tell me where you are from. Also are you on Twitter?



  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Can I be your sister please? I am so so proud of you. Well done. I looked through everything and I have to re-visit cooking, baking and photos again. So much inspiration, so much positivity.

  3. The thing is that all you bake looks so good like from a shop. You’ve got the gift. When I bake everything look, how can I put it? Tired? So if I would bake some muffins they would like like muffins returning from a night club at 3 am. Do you have any advice on that?

  4. Hi

    I am a student who has a passion for baking and I stumbled upon your blog and now have book marked soo many recipes for me to try out. I am always looking for new treats to test out on my friends and am excited to try out your recipes!


  5. I put some of your pictures on the wall in my office, for example pumpkins, the gigglers, winter country, the moon etc. I feel good looking at them.

  6. Just found your blog via tastespotting.com. I love your site and all the great recipes you feature. I can’t wait to try some of them myself. Yum!!! You’re very talented!

  7. Hi Petra,

    Just wanted to say thank you for the kind comments on my New Mexico and cupcake blog posts! That was really sweet of you. 🙂

    I can’t wait to read through your blog now!

    Hope you’re having a great day,

    🙂 Amanda

  8. Just wanted to say thank you for the kind comments on my New Mexico and cupcake blog posts! That was really sweet of you.

  9. Just found you and a most marvelous gnocchi recipe. Love the step by step pics. It’s given me confidence to try making the gnocchi. Really, everyone else makes it a mystical experience I wasn’t sure I could attain! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  10. Oh my, I JUST discovered your blog and I completely LOVE it. Have to read it all. I guess I’ll dedicate my evenings to you. :)) Sorry for my hubby already. Oh well, he wants to eat good… 🙂

  11. Petra,

    I simply adore everything about your blog! It’s a catchy, light-hearted, positive place where I am starting to seek out more and more recipes (and photography tips). You also break down your instructions nicely and make things seem less complicated. Thank you for all that you do 😀


  12. I just come to conclusion that you are pure genius. The photography really opened your eyes. You can make the most interesting photos and stories out of anything and everything. For example celeriac (my number one), or tea towels.
    I think that your blob is perfect. I return to it every day and can’t wait for every new staff.

    • Hi Jaroslav! That’s the other Petra who makes them. The one who writes all the articles and makes all the pictures. I’ll tell her you like her work… that will make her happy I’m sure! 🙂 Petra

  13. Hey :),

    I found ur nice blog :3 and I love it! Just by looking at these pictures I shiver :)! You must be very talented girl :).
    Keep on being a talented girl.

    thomas 🙂

  14. I came across your blog one day and fell in love with it. You have fabulous ideas! Your artistry is unique and remarkable.Thanks for bringing up this wonderful creation of yours thru this page. You sure makes alot of people happy.

  15. oh petra. . . you are such a food goddess!!

    on friday, i made the perfect bundt cake. when i first emerged from the oven, it smelled like an omelet. but after sitting out overnight, it became the most beautiful cake ive ever had!! me and my housemates at the whole thing over the next few hours thinking, its alright, after all its more like an omelet than a cake. mmm yes healthy! then we hit the gym.
    on saturday i made crispy chicken fingers. oh, my, is right.
    on sunday, i had my first go at making savory cookies. speechless!!

    needless to say i think that your blog is straight up amazing. in fact i think i love you! 🙂 cannot wait to try out the cheesecake recipe and many more! thank you!! 🙂

    • Hi Joanna! Well that’s awesome – I love what you were cooking over the weekend, those were some great choices. 😉 Thanks for liking this blog, that really makes me happy. Hope you find more yummy stuff for you over here in future. Have a wonderful day! 🙂 Petra

  16. Hi! I just found your blog via StumbleUpon and I’m loving it!
    I’ve been eating up all of your photography articles.. and they’ve helped more than anything I’ve read on the internet so far!
    Keep up the good work 🙂

  17. I really like …. the website….as always jumping from blog to another…. n happy that I landed here…..
    hope….. to try some of your baking recipes….

  18. Hello Petra,
    Absolutely amazing website. Love the step by step pictures for the recipes which gives me so much confidence to try them out. The recipies are very visually pleasing.

    I have a request to make. I hope you would try out cream puffs with vanilla cream and upload the recipe.
    Thank you.

  19. I’ve been directed to your blog twice from food gawker for recipes (Chkn Parm & Molten Cake), both being incredible. I love the pictures of all the steps and the variety of things that you post.

  20. I have to say, as a young woman just striking out on my own, I found it overwhelming to come up with different tasty recipes to make on my own (a person can only handle so many hot sandwiches in a row)…until now. Your recipes make it easy to stretch my culinary muscle!

    Thanks for your hard work, it’s triggered the domestic diva inside me!

  21. Hi Petra,

    Your blog is wonderful, all the gorgeous brightly colored photos of amazing things to make and eat make me feel very inspired and very envious. You are truly one very talented individual. Keep up the good work!


  22. Recipe looks fine. I intend to try it, albeit with a few modifications. I assume Petra (pictured here – boss) is one and the same with this recipe’s author.

  23. Hello! As an avid blogger but a terrible cook, I am not entirely sure what drew me to your site, but once I was in, I was in. I spent days reading the entire thing – my guilty pleasure on homework breaks. Though I can’t say I have tried any of the recipes yet, I have made a list of dishes I am hoping to not completely destroy should the inspiration ever hit me. I love the banter and optimism included in your entries and your photography is beautiful. I have missed your updates – I hope you are feeling better and will be back with us soon!

    • Thanks very much!

      I am sure your cooking will go perfectly well. The most important thing is to enjoy!

      Oh, and I think I am getting much better already. So there are updates coming soon.


  24. Good Morning!
    I also happened upon your site as I enjoyed coffee on my lazy Saturday morning…and in a word…CUTE! You are so cute! I realize that cute is often not what people are going for…but you remind me so much of my own daughters in your take on life (which I obviously only get through your postings). They love simple things, pretty things, fun things, yummy things, and love sharing all of these things with their friends. Somehow I think you are like that too. 🙂 Thanks for the lovely visit over coffee!
    I shall bookmark your page and will stop by for coffee often! 🙂

  25. Hi, I’ve just found you on Foodgawker. Your site is awesome! I love your pictures! I’m new to cooking and your blog will help me a lot. I am 38 years old and I have no cooking skills whatsoever. Cooking is my new therapy and I love people like you that do it and show how to do it. Thank you so much for being so generous. I am going to try to make the garlic knots next weekend.

  26. just stopping by to show some love ! and to tell you i love your blog and the recipes! i accidentely ended up on your page and love it because i love to cook 🙂 are u czech/slovak??

  27. Hola, me han encantado las zapatillas de ganchillo, he probado a seguir tu tutorial y ha sido un éxito.
    Lo he publicado en mi blog y he puesto a poner la referencia a que sigan tus consejos a la hora de hacerlas y dejar claro que tu eres la autora del trabajo.
    Esperando que todo sea de tu agrado te mando un montón de besos desde Madrid, España

  28. Please explain the abbreviations when making the crochet craft items . I don’t understand how to read the instructions . I was shown how to basic crochet & thats it. Many thx & luv the ideas

  29. Hi Petra, What a muppet I’ve been & have read the instructions for the slippers & it tells you wot the abbreviations are . But my problem is now, what is a Slip stitch – Double chain & chain stitch ETC – If you have an example for all the stitches that would help me .

    Many thx for the help : )

  30. Hi again Karen, I do not (yet) have explanations for the crochet stitches here at this site. But what I can recommend you is going to youtube.com. There are awesome videos on how to make every possible stitch. That is where I often go if I need to learn something new. Just try it, and let me know how it worked (if you feel like it). I hope this was helpful. 🙂 Petra

  31. Hey Petra, I am absolutely loving this website! I have just very recently started flog-ing and seeing your blog is inspiring. I’m not a professional photographer, and an amateur cook at best, but I really do love food and I love cooking it. So thats what brought me here. Looking forward to getting more updates from you henceforth. 🙂

  32. Petra, i love to cook and taking pictures of it. however, there are a couple of times when it’s a total failure. it wasn’t the case with this recipe. i came through your website by browsing tastespotting.com and immediately felt the urge buying ingredients for this delicious cake. i am gluten allergic so instead of flour i used brown rice flour. since it is not as ‘powdery’ as regular flour i had to use a little less butter. so…. i just sliced it – even it was still hot – and we L.O.V.E. it! i will definitely pass it on to my family and friends 🙂

  33. Hi Petra!
    Your blog is absolutely amazing! I found it when was looking for interesting ideas on decorating Thanksgiving cookies and found your gorgeous lollipop cookies. And then, I just couldn’t stop staring at pictures when figured that you take them yourself! I love how simply you write about photography! I got a camera recently and your blog helps and encourages a lot! (Unlike many sites on professional photography, after reading which I fell so dumb.) Thanks a lot and, please, do not let anything (or anyone) stop you from posting your recipes, pictures and comments!

  34. My Dear Petra, I just found your site and I don’t know how I’ve survived all these years without the inspiration and humor I found herein! I’m delighted! I’m smitten! I love your site and all the different things you do! I already have a page-long list of the things I want to crochet, bake. cook, and photograph! How am I ever going to keep up?

    • Dear Skya! Thanks so much for your lovely words. I am really glad you’ve found me! Enjoy all the future posts, and come back as often as possible! I love it that I have another cute reader like you to write for. Love, Petra 🙂

  35. Oh my God! What a talent you are! Every recipe looks absolutely divine! I’m going to try a few of them. They all just look soooooooooooo delicious!

  36. Wonderful food, lovley pic’s, glad i found this page!!! I have already made the buchkty they turned out good. but my babi still makes them the best…oh how i miss her. anyways glad to have a fellow european girl who knows her stuff. keep up the amazing cooking. My new year’s resolution this year is to try and make each and every dish you have.!!!!

  37. Hi Petra
    Growing up my mom always called one of kids ‘buchta’ when we were being cute. We thought it meant cutie until I read your site. My sister said she thought buchta meant fat baby! My mom’s grandparents came from the Czech Republic.

  38. Petra, you are so amazingly talented!!!! I can’t wait to try some of your stuff. Your recipes look heavenly and the crochet patterns are fabulous! I found you in my search for a crocodile stitch pattern that I could actually follow. I have yet to purchase it from you, but I most likely will be soon!

    Happy New Year to you!

  39. Petra, you are an inspiration! Your tutorials and recipes are super easy to follow, entertaining, and always quite wonderful. I can already see that my next handful of Saturday’s will be filled with all of the crafts/yummy cooking you’ve introduced me to.

  40. Petra,
    I just discovered your web and love your clean web design, your writing style and the combination of different arts into one wholesome evolving end result. Wonderful recipes, I’ll incorporate some into my Slovak dinner menu!
    Great job and looking forward to more.


  42. Hi Petra, i have a Q for you if you dont mind: where on earth do u find the time to do all that??? I would love to be able to do all the things you do, and even have the time to blog about it! Are you single? Do you not have kids? Pets? A life? Or do you sneak out at night and steal other people’s time? Is that it – you have 57 hours each day??? *sigh* you are one lucky woman.

  43. I love your welcome message 🙂 And I admire your projects and yummy recipes… I’m really glad I stumbled upon your site by chance, I’ll surely visit you here again 🙂
    …and just reading through the comments here..well, time is something that we should control not the other way around. It is a vicious circle, and if you get into it you feel never to escape, but once you let go, you realize you have all the time in the world.
    But I think you of all people new that already 😉
    Stay real and keep enjoying 🙂

  44. your food looks delicious! your crochetting is genious work! and your pictures are brillian!… we are truly inspired! that is without mentioning that we love your sense of humor… yes we do ;D

    You my dear Petra, just won not one, but THREE whole fans!

    • Hello dear Mag… and friends! Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words! I am very happy to have you here! Enjoy! 🙂 Petra

  45. Hello Petra,

    I read about the mini weaving loom you were gifted by your moma. Could you please help me with some information on how to get one for myself?



  46. hi there Petra I am 86 yrs young and have done lots of knitting and crocheting in my many years. You have so so so much here.I do not do much now but i will pick something easy soon as i just sprained my thumb and wrist in a fall last Monday.Cannot even cook but can keep up on the net. Keep up the good work for all the youngies out there to learn good crafts..xxxx grandma june

  47. Hello Petra,
    I love your site with gorgeous crochet items and delicious recipes.
    Please would you tell me how I can order your PDF crochet patterns. Yesterday, I tried to do this on Etsy, but it kept on getting stuck and I just couldn’t make it work. This is not the first time that I’ve had problems with payments on Etsy. Why is it always so difficult?! Would you agree to me ordering stuff through you and you can tell me how to do the payment. Thank you! I am interested in at least 5 patterns!
    How can I become a follower on your site? I cannot see the place where people can follow you and then I would be able to see when you put up something new on my blogger dashboard!

    Greetings from, Sandra
    Well done for a beautiful site

    • Hello Sandra!

      Fist of all, thank you for your kinds words, I appreciate them!

      – You can order my patterns directly by paying the final sum to my PayPal account (my username is zoomyummy@gmail.com). You can find the prices of all my patterns in my shop here: https://zoomyummy.com/etsy/?ref=si_shop. And then please send me an email saying which patterns you have ordered.

      – You can follow my blog by entering your email address to a small box in the right column of my site. It says ‘Email Subscription’. You will then be sent an email each time I post something new.

      I also let me Facebook followers know about my new articles on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/zoom-yummy/240621878299?ref=search&sid=1723329506.1956380487..1). You can become my follower by liking my site, if you wish.

      I hope this helped. If you have any more questions, please ask, I will be happy to answer.

      Petra 🙂

  48. Hi Petra,
    Great blog! I was looking for something to do last night and found your blog and your tutorial for slippers. I love to crochet but not very good at it. I am not good at following instructions I usually make things up . But I (mostly) followed yours and finished a pair of slippers last night. Now I have to make them for my 2 year old daughter too 🙂
    I will put them up on my blog with your link. ( I am still in baby shoes for blogging, but growing slowly)
    I also love all your photos! I was just thinking, I will need a new camera; or just take my husband’s for my blog.
    I may even attempt some of your recipes too.
    I sew you were in Hungary for holiday. Hope you had a nice time. I am Hungarian and live in Budapest with my Irish husband and our toddler.
    You’ve got a new follower in Budapest now 🙂

    • Hello Krisztina!

      Thank you for your very kind words! I am very happy you enjoy my little blog!

      Greetings to Hungary, we love that country and visit very often! Budapest is sooo beautiful!

      Happy baking, crocheting and picture taking to you!!!

      Love, Petra 🙂

  49. You’re blog is awesome! Finally, I’ve found someone who enjoys my two favorite hobbies….cooking and crocheting.

  50. I love your Blog! You make things so they are easy to understand and the recipes are to die for! I am a avid fan or your patterns and recipes. One of the best blogs I have run across. Would recommend it to everyone!! Thank you Petra for sharing with us.

    • Hi Gayle!

      Well, what should I say… I really appreciate your wonderful and kind words. Thank you so much!! Enjoy reading!

      Warm regards,


  51. Hi Peta I am enjoying all of your crochet patterns thank you Can you please tell me is your site coming from England or America ???


    • Hi Helen!

      Thank you for your kind words!!! I currently write from Slovakia, the very heart of Europe.. 🙂



  52. Love your site and I just have to tell you that whenever I glance at the small profile pic on FB, I always think you look like Abby on NCIS (C: whom my family loves by the way (C:

  53. i seen a recipe of yours my friend had posted on fb 🙂 it looked delicious so i clicked on the link. I seen your tab to recipe’s & i just couldnt stop looking ive also mentioned your page to a couple of my other food loving friends. L O V E your page. Dont stop posting new recipe’s <3

  54. Hi Petra, I stumbled on your website while trying to look for a picture of a crochet star!!
    And wow it really is a georgous website and has crochet which we share a passion for and yummy stuff which I can’t wait to have a go at making(I have my eye on making the Cinnamon Bread! MMmm!!).

    I have also love the things you have on Pinterest ,which I am also.

    You website and blog really has inspired me! So thank you!!

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  56. Dearest Petra,

    I just fell in love with your site! Thanks so much for sharing all those inspirations with us!

    Love, and a Happy and Successful New Year!

  57. Petra:

    Thank you for your information, pictures, etc…

    I am a fan of Black and White photography. Those exhibits are more interesting to me than color photography in many cases. Can you give advice on this? Can this we done anymore in the current “digital” camera age. Thanks.

  58. Petra, you’re a genius.
    You’re doing everything I wish I had the patience, creativity and passion to do, and what a SUPER job you’ve done with your blog, photography and craft. You’ve taken creativity up a notch by being an unselfish teacher.

  59. You’re freakin’ beautiful! And seems you cook delicious. Will you marry me? If you say yes, I will sing you love songs to your ears for the rest of my life.

    Best regards 🙂

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  61. I don’t even understand how I stopped up here, but I believed this post was once great. I do not recognise who you are however definitely you’re going to a famous blogger in the event you aren’t already. Cheers!

  62. Hi Petra!

    I’m pulling together a slideshow for Disney’s Babble.com and found your gorgeous recipe for a layered fruit smoothie. Just wanted to check in and make sure it’s okay with you if I link our readers to your article and introduce them to your brilliant idea!

    Let me know! THANK YOU!

    Brooke McLay

  63. Honestly, I’m quite sure this is my favorite website ever! I’ve been looking for a food/craft/photo website and this is PERFECT! I want to try all of these recipes and make all of these crafts ahhhhh keep up the good work
    P.S. would you mind if I posted a link to your website with one of your photos on my tumblr? I think my followers would love your website!

  64. Hi Petra! I like your blog very much 🙂 it is very beautifull and interesting.
    I come from VietNam. Do you know my country ? 😀
    I speak english not good, sorry :”>
    Nice to meet you, welcome to VietNam 🙂

  65. I absolutely LOVE all of your patterns. The granny stitch angels were a big hit on Christmas Day. But one of the things I am attracted to most about your site is the wonderful interactive kitty with the realistic purr when you “pet” her and the way she “plays” with the curser. She reminds me of the precious tuxedo kitty we had. Thank you for sharing her with all of us.

  66. Hola !!! llegue a este sitio desde mi face. Me gustaron mucho tus trabajos. Como Hago para comprar los patrones ? Besos…

  67. Hi! My name is Marina. I’m quite interested in your recipes. I wanted to ask: is it possible to take a recipe from time to time from your blog and publish it on my blog? Of course, I will give a link to your site and all the copyrights of your photos will be preserved. My blog is in Russian, so I will translate the text (as I’m an interpreter) so people who don’t know English but know Russian will be able to read it. Is it ok? 🙂

    • Hi Marina! Thanks for stopping by! I give permission to use 1 photo per post with link to my site. None of my original text can be published. Thank you for understanding and for asking!! Have a lovely day! Petra

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