Let’s Meet Nancy From Spicie Foodie
Spice up your life and your kitchen with the inspired postings by Nancy over at Spicie Foodie! Her blog’s style is aesthetically pleasing to your senses and her recipes are both thoughtful and deliciously displayed. Nancy is on my list of fave food bloggers – now that you are going to meet her today I know in my heart of hearts she’ll be on your list too!
You have written a cookbook, An Epiphany of the Senses, wow! Fill our heads with the positive points you encountered while creating this dreamy cookbook.
It was such a great experience. I put so much of me, so much love and effort into the whole project. I wanted it to be a warm and inviting cookbook, to have an eclectic recipe collection that was all about stimulating the senses. I’m quite proud of it and the whole experience was wonderful.
I get it…you love to cook with spices. Does spice in your cooking mean “hot cha cha”, flavored with spices or a mix? What are a few spices you are never without in your kitchen pantry? Why?
Yes, I do love my spices! Spice in my kitchen means both spicy and well spiced. If I come across a good packaged spice mix then I’ll use it, but generally I prefer to make my own spice mixtures. Fresh ground spices are just better than pre-ground ones. Garlic, Chiles, Cumin, Ginger, Thyme, all of these find themselves in so many of my dishes, I love their taste and versatility. But I have to admit that I have a whole spice cabinet which I couldn’t live without.
I am not going to tell you what I think…just yet. Of the two choices, do you think your blog is more a place to discover good eats or to enjoy an experience? Why is that?
I think it’s both. My blog reflects my eclectic tastes and recipes so I like to think that there is something of interest for everyone. I like to focus on giving each reader, visitor, foodie friend the best experience possible. It’s my virtual home and I work hard on creating an unpretentious, warm and friendly environment that will make people feel welcomed.
My side note – I’ll agree with both. And for me it is the experience of visiting Nancy’s site first…and then the recipes grab me!
Please tell us the story behind your tagline – “A Mexican Expatriate Cooking Foods in Europe”.
I was born in Mexico and currently live in Europe. In my current adopted home ethnic foods and ingredients weren’t always so readily available, So my kitchen became a place to cook and enjoy ethnic foods.
Everything about your blog is warm and inviting…from the color scheme, right down to the minor details of organization. How did you come up with the plan for your blog? How has it evolved over time?
Thank you so much. In the beginning I didn’t really have a plan it was just meant to be a distraction. Over time I began to really love blogging and being a part of the food blogging community. As far as the design, in the beginning I used a free template for the design and organization. But it just wasn’t me, as time has gone by I’ve tweaked and adjusted it to what it is today. It’s important to me to keep my blog reflecting who I am and I’m sure it will continue to evolve and change as time goes by.
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