Thanks for coming by! I am so excited about this new venture but it’s taken a lot to get here. I’d like to share how On T’s Table has come about so read on!
5 years ago I moved to Amsterdam and found out I was pregnant with twins all in the same week. For the last 4 years I was fortunate enough to stay home with my boys and I have spent the better part of my time at home with them trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Trying to figure out my career goals and look after two small children hasn’t been easy.
I actually started this blog 2 years ago as A Lot of Yum. I jumped in feet first and thought it was something I could do on the side. “It will be easy!” I said. But the reality of the amount of work it takes to keep a blog going and having twin toddlers at home just didn’t mesh. But now with them in school, I finally have time to dedicate myself to my own passions – which is turns out are mostly food related 🙂
One of the greatest rewards of this my time as a stay at home mom, is that I have had the time to develop my skills as a home cook. My kitchen is my happy place, and I love coming up with new recipes. I have also had an amazing time learning photography. I love thinking about the composition, styling and editing the shot. I am still learning but looking forward to learning as I go.
There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting around my table and sharing food with friends and family. Therefore, instead of spending another year applying for jobs on LinkedIn that I really don’t care about, I am taking the leap and going to give up the traditional 9-5 and go full force into my food dream.
So what does that food dream look like? Tacos and eggs will feature prominently, but mostly I just like to find creative ways of making comfort foods healthy enough to eat everyday. I have lived in 5 countries across 3 continents and have used food as a way to explore my surroundings. I like to take those influences and use them to enhance my traditional western food roots – like putting fish sauce into my chicken pot pies. It works! Trust me! Some of my recipes are leftover from the my first blog so the format might be a little different. The good news is you can let me know which one you prefer!
All the pictures I feature are my own taken from the most random angles and places in my kitchen, living room, bedroom…where ever the light is best. And you’ll find that most of my recipes have a mixture of measurements, mls, grams, cups. This is because I’ve grown up cooking in so many different countries that use different systems. Bear with me as I figure it all out!
I hope you’ll join me and try some of my recipes and I look forward to sharing this journey with you!