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I was tagged by my fellow blogger Alexa D. Sterling from  The Fashion Peak

Are you named after someone?
Actually, no! But here’s a funny story about my name. My father’s cousin had a dream about my great grandmother telling her to tell my father to name me Nathalie. I don’t buy the story though 😛
Nathalie = nativity= Christmas

When was the last time you cried?
Today, just a little bit. While I was driving and my thoughts took me really far.

Do you have any children?
I never thought I’d say YES to this question one day. But YES. I’m answering this question with a beautiful smile on my face. 

If you were another person would you be a friend of yours?
I think so. Although it would be hard at first. Often, people tell me that at first they had the wrong impression that I was pretentious and intimidating. But I’m so far from being that!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Too many of them!
I enjoy time alone. I have a thing for coffee. And dancing! I cannot be out and not dance!

Do you like handwriting?
Well, I love the idea of it. But once I start, I tend to get lazy. 
So I think I’m more of a computer person. 

What’s your favorite cereal?
Honey nut cheerios and anything else with cinnamon on it. 

What’s the first thing you notice about people?
The way they look at me when I first meet them. It speaks volumes. Oh and also their hands.

What’s the color of your eyes?

Scary movies or happy endings?

Favorite TV Show
“New Girl” and “She’s gotta have it”  . I see a bit of myself in them.

Winter or Summer?
Fall ! I love the pumpkin smell and apple spices and orange, red and green colors. It’s like a perfect season.
Not too cold, not too hot. Just right!

Hugs or Kisses?
Depends who they’re coming from. I have a phobia of touching. That’s why I don’t hug so much. I’m selective.

Special Talents?
I’ve always been told I’m a Renaissance Woman.
I’m very agile with my hands ( I’ve been told by my professor that I have surgeon hands)

Where were you born?
Haiti Cherie

Although I haven’t done much of them lately, I’ll still state them here: Painting, reading, going to museums, Listening to music and lots of baking. 

Do you have any pets?
No. Unfortunately but I’d really love a Cocker Spaniel or 2 or 3 . Tee hee hee. Let’s add a golden retriever to that list. 

Favorite Movie
” Le Parfum: Histoire d’ un meurtrier” ( The perfume: Story of a murderer)
I’m really fond of those kind of movies. 

What color is your car?
Teal. I was really  going for black everything but beggers can’t be choosers.

What do you want to do when you grow up?
Open a small family business and own a house in Les Cayes, Haiti !  

That was fun. Wasn’t that bad after all.

I tag:
Edwina from VersiColor Closet

Published by Nathalie JB

Bonjou! My name is Nathalie Jean-Baptiste. Yes! I know, my last name doesn’t get any more Haitian than that! Who am I really? I consider myself a renaissance woman. I looooooove learning new skills in any field possible: Culinary, baking, painting, crafting, designing, writing, knitting, sewing. You name it! I often joke while saying “ I’m a tout bagay”. Which literally translates to “I’m everything”. Most say I'd make a great surgeon due to the agility in my hands. Sure, I can manage any tasks requiring detail and precision. It drives my audacity to venture in the kitchen with absolutely no experience. What better motivation than to share my culinary journey with you? To help you get better at things you probably thought you couldn't do. At least, that was my drive! I guess by now, you’ve already figured out that I'm the cook and photographer behind “Pilon lakay”. This blog started 8 years ago as I realized that I knew absolutely nothing about Haitian cuisine. Back home, I was never taught how to cook nor was I ever interested in being in the kitchen unless it involved baking. Instead, I loved preparing cakes and cookies. (Shhhh! I still do). After a couple of years in the US, like most of us immigrants, I missed food from home. The good stuff, you know! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make of this a personal exploration of Haitian food. Boy what a journey it has been! While cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I wanted to encourage others like me to actually learn and explore Haiti’s gastronomy. I made sure my instructions were personal and beginner friendly. My recipe directions contain a lot more details than any other regular recipes. With a personal touch, it's a depiction of my thought process when I do these many tasks. I'm sure you can cook anything on here! If I can do it, you can too! Come experience Haiti through your taste buds! Meet you in the kitchen! Love, N.

2 thoughts on “BLOG TAG : BEING ME

  1. I love your bio; I have a phobia of people touching me too I am super ultra very selective about hugs and kisses too loool.. I like your recipes very nice 🙂

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