Hi, I’m Katie.
Growing up I was always “inventing” in my Grandmothers kitchen. She was gracious enough to test taste every creation I came up with and even clean up the mess afterwards. She taught me to be fearless in the kitchen, to invent, try and taste new food creations- and to let the failures roll off your back. It’s food, and at the end of the day, a recipe that doesn’t turn out is still just food. And a lesson learned.
Since then cooking has become my favorite part of the day. There is nothing more relaxing to me than to come home and create something in the kitchen. It’s my alone time, my time to turn up the music and sing, to let the stress of the day melt away. And when I can carve out enough time to bake and create- my heart comes alive.
For years my friends and family has asked me to blog about my food creations and finally I am taking the leap and doing just that. So here begins “Fresh From the Souk”. My food adventure as I live life here in North Africa, where I am a language student by day and a foodie by night.
What is “the Souk”?
You may know it as the Farmers Market, or an Open-air Market. The Souk sells everything from produce, to meat, to spices and bread. I consider it a wonderland for food lovers. Piles and piles of fresh produce, freshly baked bread and mounds of spices. It’s where I love to do my shopping and discover new foods.