10th October 2013
We’re currently travelling from Europe, via Russia, Mongolia and China to Vietnam by train. Little Juan the Van is in storage. My baking posts will be pretty few as I’m not going to have much in the way of kitchens but there will be stacks of travel lusting posts, filled with pictures!
We live in a camper van, Mr VB and I. We travel about, living a nomadic life. Our freedom means we get asked to housesit, a lot! This takes us all over the place, and into many different kitchens. I love baking and all these different kitchens keep me entertained with different equipment, ovens, ingredients and recipe books. I don’t profess to be a baking expert, or even a baking goddess but I enjoy trying out recipes, mastering techniques and devising my own.
I did have a proper job and a life full of routine once, but we sold up and quit our jobs in 2007 and backpacked around the world for 15 months. What an incredible experience, and one that is not to easy to come down from, so we haven’t!
You can see my little kitchen below, hand built (can’t you tell?) and rather rustic but perfectly workable. We probably spend quite a lot of our time living in our van, so I have made many a meal and baked many a treat in it, often looking out over a wonderful view. Flipping pancakes next to a loch, baking muffins in the forest, rolling out pastry overlooking the ocean……