About Me

IMG_4189Hello — I’m Tammela. Here’s a bit about me:

After receiving my BA in English from Oberlin College, I took a hiatus from formal education and spent September 2010-November 2012 as a Peace Corps Volunteer in southwestern Ukraine, teaching secondary English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to grades 2-11.

I have been in London since January 2013 and since being here have completed various qualifications (CELTA, MA in English, DELTA) and have held a variety of part-time English teaching jobs. Now I’m teaching ESOL to migrant women in the Women’s Programmes of an east London charity.

I love traveling, exercise, reading, writing, singing, and good conversation (among many other things). My favorite spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, and cumin, and my favorite color combination is black and red. I take my coffee with milk but no sugar.

This is my “world education.” Please join me on my journey.

If you have any feedback regarding my blog, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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**All my photos and blog content are original unless otherwise stated, so please do not repost them without citing me and linking back to my blog or the original post. Most of my photos up to November 2014 were taken with my Canon PowerShot SD850 IS camera; since then, most photos come from my iPhone 6.

Contributions

I enjoy writing about healthy living (exercise — especially running and yoga — and nutrition), travel, food (cooking and eating), classical music, language and literature. I have contributed travel tips, recipes, and other interest pieces to EntertainingYourself.com.

If you would like me to contribute to your website or publication, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me at whereveriamyouaretherealso@gmail.com.

14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Katherine says:

    Hi! I’m an English teacher in Ukraine who has been following your blog for a long time. Your recipes ROCK! My all-time fav is the Sweet-Salty Eggplant; used to make the rounds but then got really lazy and now always make the sauté. In a weird twist of fate, it’s actually cooking on my stove right now, yum!

    Anyways, thanks for all the effort you put into this blog. It’s such a great resource for the rest of us! Along those lines, I nominated you for the Liebster award over on my blog : ) I hope this will help others cooking in Ukrainian kitchens to try out your recipes.

    Good luck to you with your future adventures!

  2. Ricky Albert says:

    Hello there Tammela,
    We would like to add your blog to the Top Food Blog list in http://www.mytaste.com/ . Your blog is impressively BEAUTIFUL and it deserves to be included on the Top list!! Great recipes!! We will feature your blog and we will make a lot of shout out about your recipes on our fan pages so that people and our 3million users worldwide will be able to check it on our site.
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    This is something you can do to make your blog more visible and be exposed to a lot of foodies in United States and Canada and around the globe, this can help your blog page to get more visits/increase traffic. This won’t cost any cents.
    EXPOSE YOUR BLOG!!!
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    Please be kind enough to reply to this message so we should know you have received it.

  3. Leila says:

    Hi Tammela!!

    My mom found your blog and forwarded it on to me. I absolutely love the recipes and your story is inspirational. Thanks!

    Leila

  4. Noranne says:

    Hi Tammela! I just stumbled on your blog while looking for a new infusion recipe for cold season. Still trying to find my “go-to” blend. Anyway- saw that you’re an Obie. Me, too. (And my hubby!) ’01. Happy travels to you, my friend. Glad to stumble upon your corner of cyber space.

    • taplatt says:

      Hi Noranne — thanks for commenting – glad to meet another Obie in cyberspace! Hope you found a good infusion, here or elsewhere. I recommend my lemon, ginger, and turmeric infusion with cloves and honey.

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