Knowing SteemKitchen issue no 7 : Interview with @lizelle

in steemkitchen •  2 months ago

Hello Steemers! this week we continue with our series Knowing SteemKitchen.

In the edition we meet our friend @lizelle

1 Who is @Lizelle?

My husband and I have been running our little guesthouse Lily's Cottage Durban West after retiring from the corporate world. I loved my job and had great work mates, worked as a GIS Techinician (Geographic Information Systems). I love my new job as I get to meet really nice and interesting people from near and far! No guessing that I love cooking and baking - the kitchen is my happy space, the best therapy when the world gets to me!

2 Where are you from?

I am from the sub-tropical city of Durban, South Africa. I really love my city and my country - we have the best weather year round - in Durban for sure! South Africa has an abundance of natural beauty, diverse landscapes from the ocean to the mountains and diverse people. I have been told by many of my international guests, that South Africans are the friendliest people they have come across. I love the fact that despite our differences, we can laugh together and enjoy the richness of each other's cultures. I truly believe this could be the best country in the world, if only our politicians could get their act together!

3 What is your favorite dessert and why?

My favourite summer dessert is one that I prepared for a steemkitchen contest - Sublime Tutti Fruity Yogurt Fantasy - well I even enjoy this one in winter as it's super quick. Here is the link if you'd like to take a peek - link

4 Which ingredient should never be missing in your dishes?

Cannot cook main dishes without an onion. Butter another necessity - my list of must haves is endless :)

5 How did you find this great community called SteemKitchen?

I was excited to get a reply from steemkitchen in one of my food posts, took a peek and really liked what I saw.

6 What do you like most about SteemKitchen?

I love the contests and the interaction between the community of talented food bloggers, plus the fact that we can learn from each other!

7 What do you like to prepare?

Desserts - I do have a sweet tooth :)

8 What style of cooking do you like the most?

Fuss free cooking is my style - preparing delicious dishes from everyday pantry ingredients.

9 What is South Africa's favorite dish?

South Africans love a BBQ or braai as we call it, always a congenial get together with family and friends.

10 Of all the styles of food in the world which one do you like the most?

My absolute favourite is Indian cuisine - love the intense spicy flavours and the diversity.

Steemkitchen would like to take this oppertunity to give a massive big thank you to @lizelle for all her wonderfull contributions and the little pep talks when I did not know which direction to take. We love you dearly and promise that our contest will return. xxXxx


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A great interview of a wonderful Steemian! I share your love of Indian food, @lizelle. Have you ever tried Tibetan or Nepali food? It's my all time favorite.

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Ah thank you @ericvancewalton, I've never tried that cuisine, will check it out for sure!


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Thank you so much for the feature @steemkitchen, look forward to seeing the growth of this great community of food lovers and chefs!
And the contests of course ;)

if only our politicians could get their act together!

I think this pretty much sums up any place in the world right now. Love this interview as @lizelle and I share a lot of things in common. I always look forward to seeing what she has cooked up for the contests.

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It's sad that the politicians are the same all over the world hey! Glad you enjoy my food @cecicastor, your homemade fish tacos were great, wish I could have tasted them :)

We have so many things in common such as the the kitchen is my happy place, spicy foods and I do love preparing desserts the most 😊. That Tutti Fruity Yogurt is truly a must ❤️

Btw, I love your picture. Classy & full of earth colors 💐

Thanks for sharing a part of your life @lizelle ❤️

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Thank you @joyrobinson, we're all kindred spirits! I'm not surprised that the kitchen also is your happy place :)
Happy cooking!