When I’m not working online, I’m in the kitchen. Actually, thanks to my trusty phone, I can often be found cooking and emailing simultaneously. My twin love affairs with food and technology have been going on for quite some time; before launching Beyond Wonderful, I worked for years as a corporate web producer. In spare moments at the office I scoured the internet for recipes and cooking tips, and at the end of the day I’d rush home to roll up my sleeves and get cooking (maybe with a breathless stop at the market in between).

I know from personal experience how tough it can be to fit good cooking into a busy schedule. But I also believe firmly that it can be done, that the internet can really help—and that it’s worth it. Why else would so many people be coming to online communities like Beyond Wonderful to unite in the fundamental pleasure of creating and sharing delicious food? It’s sure proof that no matter how fast you’re moving, there’s always time for the things that really matter.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to fish my phone out of the marinara.