I have had a great passion for good food and travel for as long as I can remember. I have been travelling internationally since I was 9 years old, but there was no such thing as the ‘internet’ back in those days, not to mention blogs. In recent years, I have often contemplated what is the best medium to share my love of food. I am sure you have a friend or two who constantly post food images on Facebook, whether it is their own production or random photos of items they have ordered in a restaurant. Do those constant streams of posts irritate you? Maybe. I felt that if I posted just one photo of every lovely meal I had on my Facebook page for a month, half of my friends would desert me. Many friends of mine has suggested that I should start a blog because of my enthusiasm, but the fear of writing, in an appealing and fun manner in English, which is my second language, and the thought of ‘who would ever care about what I have to say’, have held me back until today. Alas, life is short. Just do it.
I am not a very creative person when it comes to names. My husband, Mr. Lily, named our first cat Hermes. It had some sort of weird IT connection, I think. We named our second cat Charlie so that its formal name would become ‘Charlie Brown’. I don’t think many naming process would be more important than the one for one’s own child. It took me a week after my son’s birth to come up with a name for him. His name is Michael. When I announced the name to my family and friends, some of them had the expression on their face – it took you a week to come up with THAT?? I took little offence. The baby looked like a Michael. Painful as that process was, it took me only a few minutes to dream up a name for my virgin blog. Why Lemon? Why Chilli? It is simple. They represent freshness and zest. They are magical. They are such important ingredients and elevate many a dish to a different level. I invite you to come on a journey with me. Try some of my recipes. Tell me what you like and what you don’t like. Yes, Please.