I thought that an introductory post to describe why there has been a total change to my blog was necessary, so here it goes.
I haven’t written a post in a long, long time because I have felt that my blog lacked direction and wasn’t really representing myself and the things that I love properly. Whilst I have been away from blogging I have had a long, hard think about what it is that I want to do and what I want to write about and what to share with you all. After many weeks brainstorming and going back and forth with ideas with my girlfriend about what I wanted my blog to focus on, I realised that the answer was hitting me in the face the whole time. All I had to do was match up my passions with what my goals are for the future. Once I realised how simple it was, my decision was made.
Firstly, what are my passions and what do I really enjoy blogging about?
This is such an easy question for me to answer. My passion (for as long as I can remember) is food. Everything about food excites me as there are literally no boundaries for where your creativity can take you and also because I have the best time when I am with my friends and family talking over a great meal. The food I will blog about will be based around my diet. I am a vegetarian but I will also be posting vegan recipes as I cook a lot them because my girlfriend is a vegan. I am new to vegan cooking, so it is an exciting adventure for me to take on and try to learn as much as I can to produce amazing vegan meals.
As well as food, over the last few years I have become really interested in amazing coffee. I was really shocked about how wrong I was making my coffee and how little I knew about what affects the flavour of your coffee. Once you understand the little details about coffee and how to treat it correctly you will have a completely different view of it and experience a drink that is as complex as wine with so many amazing flavour notes. There are so many ways in which you can brew your coffee, all of which create a different flavour and consistency; this really excites me as you can have one bag of coffee beans but you can brew them differently to create a noticably different cup each time! I will be blogging about all of the coffees that I am drinking as well as all of my favourite brewing methods in the search for the perfect cup of coffee! I hope that my simple tips and recommendations inspire you to try and create your very own perfect cup of coffee.
Secondly, what is the that one thing that I would love to do in the future?
I have always had a love for food and I always thought that a career in the kitchen would be for me, even whilst I was completing my masters degree in Economics! People may have thought it was a terrible idea and a waste of four years of hard work to forgo a job related to my degree and pursue a job that I had a real passion for. To cut a long story short, I pursued my dream of becoming a chef and ultimately realised that it just wasn’t for me! I tried working in many different restaurants with the hope that I would overcome this feeling of utter dissapointment that the career I dreamt about just wasn’t for me, but unfortunately nothing helped no matter what restaurant I worked in. It was a definite kick to the plums (pun intended) but in no way did it affect my passion for food! I do not regret my decision for pursuing my dreams (or doing my degree for that matter, as I am now using what I learnt every day!) as my whole experience has helped me realise what I want to do and what environment is perfectly suited for me.
With my passion for food and coffee and my experience of business, I would love to one day be able to combine all three and open a coffee shop that serves the most amazing food and coffee. The food that I will blog about will be the food that I would love to offer in my very own coffee shop; so you can expect a large range of seasonal sandwiches, pastries, cakes, exciting twists on classics and exciting recipes that would offer a unique experience that I aim to offer people in the future.
I hope that you enjoy what I will be posting about from now on and I cannot wait to share all of my ideas with you.