A new beginning

Hi world. How fantastic it is to see you again.

Sprouted Fig has had a little breather, and I some room for thought the past year. Now, I’ve decluttered everything, thrown away, sorted out. The only thing left is a raw and almost empty Sprouted Fig, I can’t wait to fill with food and love.

Back in 8th grade when I started the blog, I didn’t even dream that I 6 years later would still be in love with cooking and blogging. I’m still playing around with WordPress, weird spices, a thousand serving bowls and greasy camera lenses. 6 years is an eternity when your 15 to 21. A lot has changed and I have too. At 15 I was fanatically afraid of fat and loved meat. Now I am wholeheartedly a vegetarian and I love my fats. Sprouted Fig has been a playground where I’ve juggled around with gluten free cakes, pretended to be vegan, written about things I know nothing about and things I know too much about to fit in one post. All in the search for how I wanted my little piece of the internet to be.

I don’t know yet what exactly I want with this site. Sprouted Fig 2.0 won’t be completely streamlined, and I don’t think it should. I love it slightly awry and with space for changes. Lot’s of lovely stuff is on it’s way. Taste explosions rather than fanatic health-ideas (still healthy though). More experimenting, surprising food. Less text, more food. A twist when I move out and start my life as a broke student. Loads of Nordic ingredients and tendencies. Oceans of colours. A jumble of noms. Quality over quantity.

The past year has been amazing, hectic and eventful. I’ve been out traveling a lot; China, Japan and Hong Kong alone, Sri Lanka and The Maldives with my family, New Zealand and Australia with one of my best friends and Croatia. I’ve been dancing more ballet and contemporary than ever before during the autumn, and last but certainly not least I’ve been to a folk high school. Now I’m back and in 6 weeks I’ll move to Copenhagen and start university (Molecular Biomedicine).

I can’t wait for the nest part of the adventure. I hope you’ll join me?

 

Hej verden. Hvor er det rart at se dig igen.

Sprouted Fig har haft et lille pusterum og jeg tænketid det sidste år. Nu har jeg ryddet op i gemmerne, smidt ud, sorteret. Tilbage står et råt og næsten tomt Sprouted Fig, som jeg glæder mig umenneskeligt til at begynde at fylde ud igen.

Da jeg tilbage i 8. klasse begav mig ud i blog-verdenen og startede mit lille univers her, havde jeg slet ikke troet, jeg ville blive så grebet af det og madlavning, at jeg her 6 år efter stadig sidder og nørder rundt i WordPress, krydderier, tusind serveringsskåle og gnidrede kameralinser. 6 år er en uendelighed, når man er 15 til 21. Meget har ændret sig. Jeg har ændret mig. Da jeg startede, var jeg fedtforskrækket og vild med kød. Nu er jeg inkarneret vegetar og spiser hellere end gerne lækre fedtstoffer. Det gamle Sprouted Fig har været en legeplads, hvor jeg har jongleret med glutenfrie kager, leget veganer, skrevet om ting jeg ikke ved noget om, og ting jeg ved for meget om. Alt sammen for at finde ud af, hvad jeg ville med mit lille stykke af internettet.

Hvad jeg præcis vil, har jeg endnu ikke fundet ud af, og Sprouted Fig 2.0 bliver bestemt ikke strømlinet. Og det skal det heller ikke. Der skal være plads til skævheder og forandringer. Masser af gode ting er på vej. Masser af smag over fanatisk sundhed (dog stadig sund mad). Mere eksperimenterende mad. Mindre tekst mere mad. Et spændende tvist, når det hele skal foregå på SU om lidt. Godt med nordiske ingredienser. Oceaner af farver. Et virvar af lækkerier. Kvalitet over kvantitet.

Det sidste år har været utroligt, hektisk og fyldt med eventyr. Jeg har været fire gange ude og rejse. Kina, Japan og Hong Kong alene, Sri Lanka og Maldiverne med min familie, New Zealand og Australien med en af mine bedste veninder og slutteligt Kroatien. Jeg har genoptaget ballet og har danset det og moderne dans mere end nogensinde i efteråret, og sidst men bestemt ikke mindst, har jeg været på Testrup Højskole, det bedste forår nogensinde. Om 6 uger flyter jeg til selve København og starter livet som universitetsstuderende, og jeg glæder mig!

Glædelsen til eventyret fremover er enormt. Jeg håber, I vil være med.

2 thoughts on “A new beginning

  1. I’m so glad to see you’re back Josefine – I’ve missed your blog! But I agree – 6 years is a long time. I can also relate to what you’ve said on so many levels, I’m taking my own break from blogging / food photography / instagram lately, as I try to overcome years of distorted eating similar to what you’ve described. Being afraid of fat but eating meat, then eating too much fat and being “vegan”, now eating too much of everything but refusing to label it. I look forward to more posts from you :)

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely message Rosie! Sometimes I think a break can be nice. I’ve been superheating disordered for years as well, and it’s hell on earth. So happy to be back with a healthier look on food. Hope you’ll be back blogging again at some point too :)

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