Who are you?
This is a question that we are asked many times in our lives even though it is not an easy question to answer. A response could be “I am Liesbeth Mellaerts. I am 25 years old and I am an English (and history and Dutch) teacher.” But this doesn’t tell you who I am, because what I do is not the same as who I am. A second response to the question could be: “I am a young woman who loves travelling, food and stories.” Now we’re getting somewhere, but we’re not there yet.
The best answer to such a vague question can only be vague itself. It takes insight in your personality, hopes and dreams. I am very young still and a lot of me is still finding out the answer. It is enhancing, like a picture coming into focus. So who am I? I am caring and selfish, arrogant and modest, quiet and loud. I am opposites and extremes. I am a dreamer, a thinker and a doer, but above all else: I am an adventurer.
Right now I’m starting off on a new one. I don’t know where it’ll take me, but I’m quite ready to find out. As a teacher I have *gasp* quite a lot of vacation time. I’m usually travelling for about half of that time. But when I’m home, I love experimenting with food and flavours. During the school year there isn’t always time for that. Still, my creativity needs an outlet, so… a food blog.
*Sigh* ‘another food blog’, I can hear you thinking it. Yes, another one to join the hundreds, thousands, that are already online. How is my blog any different? I haven’t got a clue. I’m treating this like my travels, going into it with only a hazy idea of where exactly I’m headed and what I’m going to do there. I have some categories planned. And you will definitely find recipes to some of my favourite recipes on here.
As said before I’m not a professional chef, nor a writer. Any typos, mistakes in recipes or plain weird things, give me a shout and I’ll fix it. I’m quite ready to get started on this journey. So, off we go!
Check my first blog post for more about my adventures… in the world and, of course, in food!