About Square Lily Pad

Welcome! I’m Karen and I love to cook, travel, and read. I even love reading blogs about all three of these topics. As I am a writer and web developer by trade, with the extra time spent at home during the coronavirus quarantine, I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own blog about the topics I enjoy.  I named the blog “Square Lily Pad”  because I already had the domain name from a previous project and I really like the name. For me it evokes a pretty (Lily)  place  (Pad) to hang out that is a bit unexpected (Square?). 

So what can you can expect to find here?  With this blog, I aim to create a space where I can share recipes I love, places I’ve traveled, and reviews for books (maybe tv shows, movies, and apps too, or “culture” as I’m calling it) with all the details you need to do it yourself.  I am an American living in Switzerland, and both of these factors will heavily influence what I post on this blog. I love classic American food, but I can’t always find everything I need to make it here (seriously, no soft brown sugar!?). My native language is English so most of the books, TV shows or movies I review will be in English but as I’m learning German, I may include reviews for apps or shows that I have found very helpful. Finally, since I started this blog during the coronavirus crisis, any travel I do will be local, so expect to see lots of posts about Switzerland. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at: karen [at] karenbryla.com

Thank you for visiting and I hope you find things to enjoy here.


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