Who’s blogging: Lubomira – a Slovak girl who decided to change her life and moved to Mexico, lived there for two years, fell in love with the culture and food and in her previous life was surely born Latino. Besides that a happy person who likes photography, music, tasty food and enjoys company of good friends.
Explain your blog name: My blog is called Colores, sabores, olores…colors, tastes, smells. I “stole” the name from a friend of mine, who like me, lived in Mexico for some time. While talking to him once, he told me that for him Mexico is the country of “colores, sabores y olores – colors, tastes and smells”. Back then I did not know that one day I will be writing a food blog, but when I started, I immediately remembered my friend, his words and thought that it would be a perfect name for a blog about delicious and colorful food.
Blogging since: January 2011
Blogging from: From my sofa, from my apartment, from the city I live in, from Slovakia, from Europe, from the world – to the world.
Most popular post: My most popular post is a recipe for orange cinnamon cheesecake I baked for my sister…I remember it was divine. The second place belongs to Mexican sweet bread called conchas. I have couple posts that I really like, but if I have to choose a single one, it would be the recipe for Pozole, which is one of my most favorite Mexican dishes. It was the first really complex recipe I prepared. If prepared it from scratch, it takes more than a day, but it is so worth it. The combination of chicken or pork meat, corn, fresh vegetables, spices and lemon in this soup is perfect. I can never eat just one plate. And it looks so pretty and colorful!
What you’ve learned about food while blogging: I learned that only food prepared with love tastes good…of course good quality ingredients are important, but love is what makes food taste so divine. Being relaxed, happy and positive while cooking is half of the success. The other essential part for me is analyzing and thinking about the recipe before preparing the actual meal – I always think about all the details – what ingredients I will use, the steps I will take, the time I will need, the final appearance of the meal of the photo.
Where do you get inspiration for your posts? My major inspiration is Mexican cuisine. To tell the truth, I know how to prepare more Mexican than Slovak dishes. Unfortunately I have very limited access to the real Mexican ingredients and I can only cook them from time to time. Other than that I get inspired by fellow food bloggers and food by itself. Knowing what ingredients I have in my pantry I try to complete them by different ones assuming they could taste good together. I enjoy trying and inventing new recipes.
What have you learned from blogging? I have learned to be patient and not give up – taking step by step pictures of the cooking process takes time and the lightning conditions are not always the best ones…despite that I know I have to try to get the best possible result because I know that if I am not satisfied with the result, my readers won’t like it either. I also learned to like food I did not like before – especially the green stuff like lettuce or broccoli.