If you read this blog, you more than likely already know that I love to drink tea…a lot. A friend pointed out that it might be interesting to let my readers get to know me a bit more, outside of tea. I’ve got to be honest, it actually took me a while to come up with enough things for this post. Tea really does dominate a large part of my life but people are like onions and ogres, we have layers. ☺
I’m a bookworm
I love to cook and bake
Cooking and baking are passions that I discovered a bit late but I really enjoy them. As corny as it may sound, it actually all started after watching the movie Julie & Julia. I was inspired to give baking a try, bougth a cute apron, and haven’t stopped churning sweets out since. Cookies are kind of my specialty but I am also the family pie maker every Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ve also been known to make enough Irish soda bread to feed a small army.
My tea baked goods aren’t always the biggest hit with my fiance and family but that suits me just fine. More matcha shortbread cookies for Nicole! Powdered tea can easily be added to just about any mix or batter but I also love experimenting. Infusing butter with tea is also a great way to add a unique flavor to plain jane sugar cookies.
I’m an animal lover
Ever since I was a child I’ve been a big animal lover. I read every book I could get my hands on and would frequently “teach” my very patient aunts and uncles about my favorites. That love of animals led me to major in equine studies for a bit in college. I had dreams of becoming a horse trainer. Although that plan didn’t pan out, I went on to manage a boutique pet store for years. My current apartment doesn’t allow cats and dogs but several creatures have still found their way home.
My fiesty betta fish is named David Bowie because he has red lips and I couldn’t think of any other men who could rock that look. My fiance, Jason, is convinced my anole is a bit evil so we’ve dubbed her “She Who Must Not Be Named”. She’s fun to watch but very skittish (and costs me a small fortune in mail-order crickets). My long haired hamster Einstein ran right into Jason’s foot while he was walking home one night. He’s the gentlest and most people oriented hamster I’ve ever met. We got really lucky to find such a sweet boy!
|My current menagerie – Bowie, She Who Must Not Be Named, and Einstein|
I love to do genealogy research
|My 2nd Great-Grandparents|
I love yoga
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