My name is Nikki Causer, I was born in the Belgium Congo. I am originally from Cyprus, my parents, grand-parents, and uncle’s moved to the Belgium Congo for a productive life. We lived in Kongolo. Kongolo was surrounded by an endless forest of natural beauty near the Lualaba River. We spoke French, Greek and the native language Swahili.
I was ten years old when the Congo Civil War, or Congo Crisis, a polical turmoil happened just days following Belgium’s granting of Congolese Independence, June 30, 1960. We escape the crisis then my father sent me away to the boarding schools to continue my studies in England, Belgium, Cyprus and the US.
Everything we do or happen’s in our lives is a journey filled with lessons, joys, hardships, heartaches, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, and our purpose in life. Oh yes, some of these challenges have tested my courage, my strengths, my weaknesses, and my faith.
If the war did not started in 1960, I would probably still be living in the Congo, or back to Cyprus, and who knows? but look at the bright side, the many people I have met in my journey, the stories I heard, the places I lived, in the Congo, England, Belgium, Cyprus and now in America from one continent to another. Memories are priceless and treasures that we can cherish forever in our hearts, and they also enables us to continue on with our journey for whatever life has in store for us.
We all have a story to tell, and mine is a life lesson to share, and a wealth of knowledge.
Travel has introduced me to different cultures, and food. I learned to appreciate the different spices, herbs, unusual fruits, and vegetables. After many years later having my own business, I decided to become a food blogger, and herbe.co was born.
I enjoy immensely sharing my recipes with you all. I also care about my health and yours, and I believe you are what you eat.