Let’s do this quickly and get it over with then so we can both go back to drooling over vanilla cupcakes.
Who am I?:
Tired, cranky, time poor and impatient, that’s who I am most of the time. The rest of the time, I am a self-professed ‘Blog Ho‘ , frequenting my favourite blogs and refreshing every two minutes until I have accepted that there won’t be any further updates.
I had this romantic idea of being a chef, getting paid to cook all day… And then realised I hate hard work. I hate washing dishes and cleaning up. I even hate loading the dishwasher.
So what do I love? I love to eat tasty, delish food, but don’t like the mess and fuss that goes into cooking. Unless I am depressed. Because when I’m depressed, I bake. And I’m not very good at baking, which makes me even more depressed. If you see baking recipes on my blog, you know I’ve had a rough week.
Where am I from?:
Born and raised in Melbourne, Victoria, I thoroughly, and I mean, thoroughly, enjoyed everything the city had to offer. Only because Melbourne has some of the most scrumptious restaurants, yummiest food, best coffee and some of the world’s most talented chefs.
Nowadays, I call Gippsland home. We moved to the country to fulfil my dreams of an idyllic country life where peak hour traffic is four cars at the red light and fresh, local produce really is local- from down the road. We said our ‘hillbilly experience’ would only be for a year or so but fast forward three years and we’re surprisingly very content here in our brand new house, with a beautiful view of the ranges.
What are my interests?
I love cooking, simple, unpretentious food, fresh ingredients, creative ideas. I love photography, especially food photography which I appreciate immensely. A lot. Whilst drooling. I love cooking shows, but celebrity chefs bore me. Huey talks too much. Jamie talks funny. Nigella shouldn’t talk at all.
I love the aromas of a roast cooking in the oven, the tangy scent of fresh fruit, the texture of gooey chocolate puddings and GARLIC! I eat it every day in almost everything. I love kitchens and have spent many a day dreaming about my fantasty kitchen, with stainless steel appliances and big monster cooktop. Maybe one day, eh?
I have two little Maltese cross dogs that are my best friends and cooking companions.
My husband and I are attempting the whole outdoorsy thing now that we live in the country and have a 4WD. We think we’re real bush rats and all (epic fail). I once decided wearing wedge heels while walking the dogs at a nearby nature reserve was a good idea….I’m still learning how to be a little more ‘country’.
I like rum and raisin ice-cream, good coffee, pictures of puppy dogs and babies, watching movies and reading. My favourite author is Dean Koontz. I love his writing style. I also am a closet Twi-Hard (please don’t hold it against me, I’m a nice person, really!) and have thought impure thoughts about Taylor Lautner. Now there is the real meaning of Delish.
Why do I write this blog?
The original idea of the blog was that it was supposed to be somewhere for me to catalogue all my favourite recipes in one place instead of hunting through scraps of paper tucked into cookbooks for a recipe. It was supposed to be for personal use but if I could share a recipe with someone who was searching for something in particular, then that would give me some bonus karma points.
I work long hours, for one of the nation’s biggest corporations. Long days. By the time I get home in the evening it’s 7:30 and I just want to EAT. So my inspiration is to find tasty, quick and easy recipes that I can be bothered putting together at the end of a long day. Oh and because I have to stop spending so much money dining out!
My dirty little secret is that I would love to quit my job and get paid to blog or write- I have always admired people who have made a living doing what they love and are passionate about and if there’s anything I’m passionate about, it’s food and writing. I don’t pretend to be the best writer, but when you love something, you can talk about it for hours and that’s me to a tee. Ask my friends (insert massive eye-roll here).
My Food Loves & Hates
Vanilla sugar, lemon zest, basil, chorizo, pannetone, mango, avocado, sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, freshly shaved Parmesan, coconut milk, toasted almonds, leek, raspberries, pineapple, sundried tomatoes, orange zest, garlic oil, rosemary salt, freshly baked bread, cherries, fennel, proscuitto, gooey chocolate brownies, fresh berries, parsley.
Coriander, seafood, lamb, nectarines, roast pork, radicchio, Goji berries, ripe bananas, guava, brussel sprouts.
Pear & walnuts; potato chips and chocolate; chorizo & feta; Camembert and quince paste; apple and cloves; rib-eye and mushroom sauce; vanilla and orange; celery and peanut butter; freshly baked rolls and salted butter; chocolate and cherries; Moscato and Brie; chicken and cumin; cabbage and bacon; potatoes and sour cream.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the blog. If you have recipes, feedback or comments email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment on the blog. I would love to hear from you. Peace.