Born with strong Icelandic and Scottish roots where the mountains meet the ocean, the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My family moved between Washington State and British Columbia Canada while I was young. I graduated University with a degree in Nutrition and became Registered Dietitian in New York. I really think that everyone should spend at least one year of their lives in New York City. If you’ve been there, you know what I mean. There is an electricity in the air.
I immediately followed with a Master of European Public Health which brought me to study for two enriching and intense years in Sheffield England and Krakow Poland. Of course in between, I fit in one cheeky summer soaking up the warmth and sunshine in Spain. In 2009 I moved to Toulouse France with my wonderful Pierre for an indefinite period of time. Of all the crazy or scary things I have done in my life, this one tops the list. I moved without a job, without speaking the language, without friends, and the list goes on. What is life without taking some risks right? Two years later, we are still living happily in Toulouse with our crazy and energetic dog Sunna.
I have always appreciated good local homemade food, but the real turning point for me happened during my University summer internship in Morelia, Mexico. I was in awe. There were so many amazing different flavors I never even knew existed before and mixing of sweet, spicy, salty, nutty….and the list goes on. Most of all, I love that every region has their own specialties and use their own seasonal ingredients like their own secret treasures. I have been there so many times, but Mexico still remains one of my favorite places to travel (and eat of course).
I have started this blog to share many of my food and kitchen experiences, recipes, ideas and travels with my friends, family and whoever else is interested. I have a real passion for food, health and spending time in the kitchen. I truly believe we can learn about people, culture, religion, society and agriculture in our kitchens and local markets. This is what I hope to blog about! If you have any suggestions or comments, I would love to hear them.
One of my objectives for this blog is that it is authentically me, so I have decided to use only photos taken with our Canon. I am by no means a professional photographer, but slowly learning for fun.
I hope that this blog will provide you with a short break every so often to look at some pictures, here what I am up to, ideas for future travel locations or give you inspiration for a new food to try or recipe to cook.