Enjoy the ride!

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I was born on a rainy spring night in south-east Spain. As a child I believed my mother was a witch (one of the good ones) because she knew everything about flowers and plants. She also knew everything about history and loved to take me on her trips to show me the world.

I had an imaginary friend (it didn’t last for very long though), her name was “Flower Pot”. Flower Pot loved to play with Chicken (my cousin’s imaginary friend) and together they had great adventures. I clearly remember the first time I saw a rainbow, once I also saw a bearded tomato, and even the long nose of an evil witch hiding behind a tiny window in a very old house!

I never had a clear objective, I always had a wandering mind. When all my friends at school knew exactly what they wanted to become later in life, I changed my mind every couple of months. I wanted to be a scientist, an actress, an archaeologist, a physiotherapist, an electrician, a journalist, and even a butcher at some point! (Yes, I was a quirky and curious little girl)

Then the years passed, and the time where you have to seriously chose a career path arrived. I was so not ready for it.

I decided to focus my studies on hospitality and culinary arts. Cooking is one of the most rewarding hobbies you can have and I extremely enjoy being in the kitchen and create new recipes. Unfortunately, I discovered that becoming a chef was not what I wanted to do in life. So after I finished my studies, I moved on. However, I still wanted to stay in the hospitality business and travel the world and so I did.

After living in different countries and experiencing most of the jobs and positions that you can hold in the hospitality industry I am ready for new challenges.

I am 30 years old, I live in Cardiff, Wales with my boyfriend and our crazy cats Señor Peppernose and Charlotte. I work in a boutique hostel where I get to meet travellers daily. I am fluent in Spanish, French, and English and I am currently learning German and Italian. I am also trying to write a novel and of course, starting up this blog which will be an epic adventure that you will hopefully enjoy with me. So many other plans in mind: moving to Germany next year and finishing a university course on Tourism are my present main goals. This is the wonder of having a nomad and passionate spirit, you never know what comes next, but you are sure you will make the most out of it!

Cooking, drinking, travelling, some DIY, books, writing, art and anything that fascinates me. This is what The Homey Life of a Nomad Mind will be all about. Please, relax, feel at home, and enjoy the ride!

Recipes are hard to follow

 

I love having recipes to take inspiration from but I never measure when I cook and I don’t like following them precisely. Always wanting to change ingredients or amounts, sometimes I end up cooking a completely different thing.
My approach to cooking is freestyle and intuitive. I love improvisation. I am not going to lie, sometimes disaster happens, but most of the times, not toeing the line works great for me.

For this blog, I thought it would be nice to write flavour combinations and recipes ideas in a non-strict way. Only guidelines and suggestions, then, you can adapt and twist as much as you like.

I hope you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen as much as I do with everyday ingredients.

Take ideas and make them your own by altering and personalizing them. I promise you it’s fun!