Hi! I’m Lili and I’m so happy to welcome you on my blog!
First things first. Why Travelling oven you’re wondering? Well, this name kind of represents my life since I have been living as an expat for 7 years and counting.
First country where I moved from Croatia was Scotland. You don’t know what is rain until you lived in Scotland, I tell you! But besides the weather, loved everything else in this beautiful green country. After that it was Kazakhstan in central Asia. Let me tell you that you don’t know what is cold until you lived in Kazakhstan! Winters are 6-7 months long and temperatures go down to -40 C on a regular basis, my personal record for walking outside was -43 C and all I can say is don’t do it if you have any other choice. But cold aside, what an experience living for 3 years in this incredible country! After that for a short time of 7 months I lived in south of Turkey where I fell in love with the country and its people and was heartbroken to leave. Now in Switzerland, to be more precise the beautiful Swiss Alps. If you like nature, mountains, animals and cheese (me, me!), than this is the country for you.
Update: as of May 2016 I am now living in Zagreb, Croatia. At least for now…
All the experiences I had, good and difficult, enriched my soul and made me appreciate all the beautiful things that life has to offer. My life changed over and over again but two things are always there, my love for photography and a feeling of home, of peace, of known that baking gives me and you certainly need that when you’re changing homes as often as I do!
So I combined these two things I love so much, started shooting food and after a while blog was a natural next step to take. On Travelling oven I’m posting photos of food I find inspiring and beautiful, recipes for healthy and delicious food that helped me heal my gut/digestion problems that started bothering me in 2014 and I manage to get to being completely symptom-free by just getting more informed and aware of what I eat and “we all need treats sometimes” food. After I started having health problems and had to change my diet, I realized that rather than focusing on all the food I can’t eat anymore, I have to focus on all the beautiful healing food and the whole new world opened to me! Besides food and recipes this blog is also a place where I share stories and photos from my travels. Hope you’ll join me and stick around!
Oh, I forgot to mention, I’m a Croatian girl (we can still call ourselves girls in our 30s right?!) married to an Italian guy and all my life food has been very important to me. I even wrote a song about Dalmatian prosciutto when I was about 8 years old and that moment still has a very special place in my parent’s hearts. Marrying an Italian means the food became even more important, you get the picture!
If you have any questions, comments or collaboration ideas, feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAQ: I shoot with Canon 5D mkII, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L Macro and 85mm f/1.2L for food and 24-105mm f/4 for travels. I shoot using only natural light and occasionally use reflectors and Manfrotto 055 tripod.