Meet the Neighbors with Kristina Vadeikaite
Welcome back to Meet the Neighbors! As the year draws to a close, we are almost finished with this feature, but I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many talented food bloggers and showing you their work! 🙂 Today’s featured blogger is Kristina Vadeikaite, a sweet and talented lady who blogs over at Sourdough Movement. Kristina was kind enough to allow me to run her feature on Tuesday, instead of Monday, because of the house moving craziness at my house. 🙂
Kristina specializes in all things bread. She uses her bread machine for so many interesting things– from breadsticks, to cake, to jams and jellies! It’s awesome to see how many things she can make, by using this simple machine. I know you will enjoy her work as much as I did! 🙂
What are we waiting for? Let’s meet her! 🙂
What is your name, and where are you located? (Hint: if you live in Hawaii, I am packing my bags as we speak 😉
My name is Kristina, and I current live in San Diego, CA.
Tell us a little bit about yourself– what is the name of your blog, and how did you get started?
I am a Lithuanian married to an Italian, and we recently moved from the Netherlands to the U.S. In the Netherlands I was working as a purchase manager for the second largest retail chain in the country. I was fortunate enough to travel and discover different foods for my job. My main food-travel destinations have been Italy and Spain. On top of that my Italian husband loves to eat, and as you can imagine he has high standards for food. So, I can call myself a traveling foodie who loves to cook. As I mentioned before we just moved to San Diego, and I had a bit of free time to explore my passion for food, cooking, and baking. I bought a bread machine (I had wanted to do that for quite a long time) and decided to explore its possibilities: from baking bread to creating main courses, desserts, and jam.
What is your favorite food? And what is your least favorite food?
I love to eat! Still, my favorite food is bread. I could eat it all day long. And as for my least favorite food, I would say I have not had it yet. I truly love to eat and explore different cuisines.
What advice would you give someone who is just starting to cook?
I would say the most important thing is to try! Start with very simple recipes and gain confidence. Then maybe try something more complex– cook dinner for your family and friends. Get more confidence …. And then start being creative, make something your own. And in all this process enjoy and have fun; this will make your food taste better!
What keeps you going, every day? Who are your greatest cheerleaders/supporters?
Kristina was kind enough to share with us her recipe for Avocado bread. I had never heard of using avocados in bread, before, but after reading her recipe I can’t wait to try! 🙂 Kristina says:
“The recipe that I love is avocado bread. I was inspired by avocado state – California! Once at the farmers market I bought 20 for $5 and then the week after all my dishes had something to do with avocado. Still, this bread was truly to die for!”
Kristina, thanks so much for spending time with us here on Cookies for England! And thank you also for being understanding as my family and I moved to our new house. 🙂 I can’t wait to see more of your delicious recipes and try this beautiful avocado bread! 🙂
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