I am a British woman currently living in Berlin, Germany. I first came to Berlin just over 8 years ago as part of my studies and have lived in Berlin full time for 6 years. I have a full time career in digital marketing and during my spare time I love to blog and cook.
I started a wordpress blog in February 2012. After a year of successful blogging I have been hosting my own blog since 2013. It has had many changes made to it through time. A blog that started off as a simple wordpress template with photos of my food taken from a phone camera and using no photoshop whatsoever is now a blog that is self hosted and uses a professional framework that sits under a purchased food blog specific designed theme. I still find the food photography part the most challenging but I like to think that my photos have, and will continue to, significantly improved.
So what made me start a food blog? It all started back in 2012 when I was keeping a scrapbook of recipes. My boyfriend (now Husband) encouraged me to start a blog after seeing the effort I was going to in creating quick and easy recipes for after work and saving those treats for the weekend. By 2012 I was already doing quite well at work but it involved a lot of late nights in the office. Living in Berlin means that we had easy access to plenty of good restaurants on our doorstep and it became all too easy to just go out for dinner every night. While we still enjoy going out for food a lot I decided we need quick and easy recipes to make sure we eat at home. And of course, since 2012 my cooking skills have greatly improved and I am more inspired meaning that we enjoy plenty more weekend treats such as starters or recipes that take a little longer. I like to batch cook so that I make sure to always have some meals in the freezer ready to take out at any point.
I hope you enjoy A Modern Rose!