In case you wondered what being a food and travel blogger is all about … well, it’s about a lot of work most days.
It’s about being plugged in and engaged from your first waking moment to lights out. Every day.
My friend, Angela of the beautiful Spinach Tiger blog, lost a brother and a very close cousin to the scourge of Aids. She wrote an exquisite and heartfelt piece (read post) about why she started ‘cooking red to remember‘ for World Aids Day (December 1) in 2009 when I first participated with a pasta and red pepper dish.
When Angela contacted me this week to let me know she was doing it again, I immediately said “I’m in”. Although I have not been touched personally by Aids, I’m honored to show my support to the ungodly number of people and families who have suffered great loss. Continue Reading
I was all over the place with this month’s theme. I had 10X as many ideas as there are varieties of squash. And then I realized it was Halloween. Why not don a toque and costume myself as a “baker and candy-maker”? No one would recognize me, for sure!
“Come in my little pretties … I have a treat for you.” Hee hee. Continue Reading
FOODalogue’s 4th anniversary quietly slipped by me — but not without a random and sobering thought about my venture into blogging. Continue Reading
No, it’s not me. I’m only approaching 4 years. But my friend, Lori Lynn of Taste With the Eyes, is celebrating her fifth anniversary by inviting 5 bloggers to guest post on her blog. If you know LL’s work, you know this is an honor with a capital-and-bolded H.
When I received Lori’s email inviting me to participate in her anniversary celebration, I was eating my way through a trip to Barcelona. So, inspired by my surroundings, I decided when I came home to create a virtual cocktail party with 5 tapas, one for each year.
Tapas and food blogging are best when shared
and you get to taste each other’s food.
Please visit Taste With the Eyes for the full post and recipes.
Welcome to “Le Morel“, a virtual restaurant and the result of the current 5 Star Cooking Club challenge.
[5 Star is a band of about 25 fearless food bloggers who take on monthly culinary challenges prompted by the evil twins, Natasha and Laz <just joking. No vote-pandering is involved with these challenges. We do it for ourselves. We do it for the love of our art. We do it for fun. And, we do it for the pleasure of our readers.]
So, come on in and take a seat while I introduce you to the other cooks in the Le Morel kitchen and entice you with our 3-course morel tasting dinner.