Thank you for stopping by and the fact that you went at least as far as ‘About’ page of My Blog makes me very pleased.
My name is Yana. Im born and raised in Latvia but, for the last 15 years, I’m living (and developing my taste buds) in the UK (Winchester).
After years of reading other people’s blogs and observing the on-line food revolution I, finally, decided to be a part of it and contribute my experience and ideas.
Growing up in a family of very keen and experimental cooks, I always had a passion for food and craving for exotic flavours, but at the same time, I always have respect for the humble ingredients such as basic homegrown fruit and veg, and respect to all those cooks, including my parents, who can cook impressive diners out of them.
When I’ve moved to he UK, I had am amazing opportunity to discover endless new flavours and ingredients, and to realise how much different cultures utilised different products, it is fascinating how the same ingredients can be used in different ways.
So, most of the time, you will find here: my new discoveries (I love trying everything new and the challenge of the new (to me) ingredients; my cooking failures (unfortunately, not always everything is going according to plan and I’m not an exception); things that excite and inspire me; here you will find taste of MY everyday life (and I’m guessing, life of most of you too), as well as pictures and recipes that go with it.
I hope you will enjoy the snippets of my stories and, what’s most important, join me for cooking.
Welcome to My table!



32 thoughts on “About

  1. You have a lovely blog, Yana, it’s nice to meet you! Thank you so much for following the World according to Dina!
    Greetings from the North, Dina

  2. Yana, I am very much impressed with the photos and recipes you put on your blog! Was great meeting you and Mark this summer! 🙂

  3. Wonderful to meet you Yana! I am glad that you stumbled across my blog so that I could find yours too! You’re so right, each country has its own unique flavour (and elements of multiculturalism) and I am glad that you’ve enjoyed the transition to the UK. I look forward to reading more of your work! Laura x

    • Dear Laura!
      Thank you very much for all your lovely comments and for the following my blog. I’m so glad you liked it!
      I really like your site and to follow all your adventures too! I look forward to getting to know you better!
      All the best, Yana x

  4. Have just started following your site, but I can see that we have a similar style of cooking and inspiration behind what we do. Looking forward to seeing more of your recipes (and trying some too)!

    • Thank you very much, Andrea, for following my blog! I agree with you regarding similar style of cooking, it is so lovely to meet a soulmate 🙂
      I look forward to getting to know you better.

    • Hi Rebecca,

      Thank you for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award. I don’t mind to go ahead with it, why not 🙂 The only thing, I’ve been nominated just now for the same award by Fabulous Fare Sisters. What do I do in this case? By any means, Thank you very much, I really appreciate you thought of my blog!
      All the best, Yana

      • Congrats for double nominations! The person who nominated me also had been nominated twice, so she just answered 5 questions from each. It’s up to you!

  5. Hi Yana, I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, hope that is okay with you! Just head on over to my blog and under the Design & Awards tab you’ll find a link to the post. Looking forward to reading your answers! – Ally xx

  6. Hey Yana,

    I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can find out more about it on my new blog post!


  7. Hi, Yana. I was just replying to your comment about the curry leaf plants and somehow hit the wrong key on the keyboard and both your comment and my incomplete response totally disappeared. Curry leaf plants are easy to care for. They don’t require a lot of water but they cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Sorry about the glitch caused by my clumsiness.

    I really enjoy your blog and look forward to new posts.

    • Hi, Greg. No worries. Thank you very much for your reply with the instructions. I’ve also already googled where in UK I can get the seeds for curry leaf plant 🙂
      Thank you again and Im very glad you like my modest blog too! 🙂
      All the very best, Yana

    • Thank you, Ruta, for your comments and for stopping by, as it leaded me to your blog, which I enjoyed a lot. I love your pudding selection! I am a bid fan of Indian desserts 🙂

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