I am not a foodie…

…but I do love food.

In fact I hate the word “foodie”. I despise it. I won’t use it. So if you think you are a foodie, please stop reading!

But I do love food. Which is a pretty stupid statement isn’t it? Who doesn’t? Well, actually before I write anymore I can think of a few people who don’t really enjoy food – they eat because that’s what you do with food, but they don’t get excited about, or enjoy doing anything with it.

I do. In fact, I was thinking this morning, as I was cleaning the bathroom (as you do), about why I haven’t been writing in my blog very recently. I have been in a bit of a rut and realised that I don’t seem to enjoy things the way I used to. There are reasons for this, which I won’t go into, but it got me thinking about what I DO enjoy, and why I am not doing it and writing about it.

So, whilst I am waiting for the perfect job to turn up, for Mr Amazing to sweep me off my feet, or for the buzzing social life I wish I had to materialise, I am planning to do the things I love, and write about them a bit more often.

The first of those is FOOD: I love it, but I am not a foodie because I abhor that word… I really enjoy exploring new cuisines and the culture that goes with it, learning new dishes, experimenting with new flavours and recreating old favourites or new tastes.

One of the problems is that as a single woman who lives with 2 women (one of which works away a lot, and the other doesn’t enjoy eating out of her comfort zone), I am limited for an audience. As a nanny in Australia, I cooked and baked myself into happiness – with two keen little mouths to feed and entertain, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen.

Also limited funds thanks to lack of afore-mentioned perfect job, and limited food partners thanks to lack of afore-mentioned social life doesn’t make this the easiest of blog threads to create, but create I will. And hopefully my readers will enjoy the stories and images that accompany. Don’t worry I’ll do the eating, and I’ll put on the extra pounds…

The other things I plan to do and write more about is getting creative – that’s all of my projects that are unfinished and yet to be created out to the piles of material and stacks of wool at mum and dad’s house. And also my love of the outdoors – I need to do more of that and photograph it and enjoy it… So lots of plans for Graceelizcomeshome. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey with me!DSCN7158My Veg box from Shillingford Organics is a good starting point for a lot of my cooking experiences and adventures – you should check them out. Reasonable prices and excellent quality – I love their boxes!

Read my previous post https://graceelizcomeshome.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/eat-the-seasons/

for more information!



About graceeliz

Many years ago I met someone who said: "Don't know what you want to do with your life? Teach English as a foreign language, then you can travel the world. Best thing I've ever done!" That got me thinking. Research was done. Course booked in Barcelona. Certificate gained. 5 years living in Barcelona working as an English teacher. Done! Where to next? Check out my blog! 5 years in Barcelona, 6 months in Slovakia, 2 years in Australia... and now I am home in Somerset. We'll see if I can stop the itch in my feet...
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