Mark Dyck





The blog is my Whole Self Home Base,
where all the aspects of my life come together through my writing.

It’s like a bread recipe - bring a wide variety of ingredients together and create something way better than the individual parts.

You’ll find riffs on community and connection, musings on baking and fermentation, reflections on travel experiences and much more.



Rise Up! #56: Tara Jensen talks about art, baking and bringing social healing to her community.

Photo credit:    Nicole McConville

Photo credit: Nicole McConville


Let me be clear: Tara Jensen is awesome. I just didn’t know how cool she was until I talked to her.

I first heard of Tara via her extremely popular @bakerhands Instagram account. She seemed to be having so much fun baking in her brick oven on a farm somewhere. Cool!

Then boom! She’s teaching a pie class for the Guild. Then boom! She’s got a new book out. Then ba-boom! She’s teaching at baking retreats. What’s that all about? I had to find out.

So in this episode, you’ll get to hear all about what Tara is up to and hopefully, have a really good think about her outlook on her varied baking projects. We also dig into what it really means to have a baker show up in a struggling rural town and how even people who are going through a rough time love eating the Good Stuff.

You can hear the show via your favourite podcast app (just search for “Rise Up Baker Podcast” ) or via the show page or even using the handy audio player below. Enjoy!

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