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Hello! I’ve got a sleeping baby sitting beside me and an iced lavender latte in hand and thought I’d take advantage of nap time this morning to pop in with a long overdue life update. ♡ I realized the other day that it’s been over a year since I...

Meet Milo!

Hello hello! Just wanted to pop in with a cute little life update. ♡ I’m delighted to share that our sweet son, Milo Alexander Martin, came to join our family this Valentine’s and we could not be more in love. After another long road to reach this point, we...


This post has been a bit of a surreal one to write. Because, to be honest, I still can’t quite believe where life has us currently. Nine months ago, we were newly pregnant and over the moon to be expecting a second IVF baby around my birthday at the...

Giving Tuesday 2022: Help Us Build A New Garden For 271 Women

Happy Giving Tuesday, everyone! ♡ Over the past few years, the Gimme Some Oven community — as in, you wonderful readers — have given over $30,000 to help create large-scale gardens (plus build a life-saving bridge) to support over 500 local women working in rural Mali to grow healthy...

Day In The Life

Happy Friday, everyone! ♡ I realized the other day that it’s been over a year and a half since I’ve done a day in the life post on here…and I kind of miss them! So now that we’re back home in Barcelona and getting settled into our usual routine...


Happy August, friends! Teo and I are comin’ to you live kiddie-poolside this morning from our back terrace, where we’ve been splish-splashing around (or as they say in Spanish, chapa chapa) multiple times a day lately to try and beat the heat. Not gonna lie, our first summer with...

Ali Martin and her son, Teo


Bon día from Barcelona! ♡ I’ve been looking forward to sitting down and writing an update here for ages and somehow kept getting pulled in other directions. (Seems to be the case with most of the things on my to-do list right now while chasing a very cute and...

3 Meaningful Ways You Can Help Support Ukraine Right Now

Like so many of you, I’ve been able to think of little else these past few weeks than the nightmare currently unfolding in Ukraine. Barclay and I feel like we’ve been holding our breath each time news alerts pop up on our phone, afraid to look yet anxiously hoping...

A Note From Ali

A personal update about food blogging, career pivots, and a new chapter ahead.

Benkadi Garden with The Wash Project in Mali

Amazing Community Garden Update

I don't know if I've ever been so excited to write a blog post and share it with all of you. ♡

Teo in his high chair


A long (long, long, long) overdue hello from Barcelona!

Baby Teo

Meet Teo!

Hi friends! Just wanted to pop in briefly from maternity leave to share an update today, because there’s someone very special I’d love for you to meet… …our sweet Teo! Our son, Teo (pronounced the Spanish way, “tay-oh”) Elliott Martin, was born on March 16. And for those of...