Sites I like

I thought it would be a good idea to use this page as a place to share links to food blogs that I enjoy reading and looking at when I have the time, whether it’s because they are interested in similar cooking styles and cuisines as me or just inspire me to try out different recipes.

I Am a Food

http://iamafoodblog.com/

This is a blog set up by the delightful and very enthusiastic Stephanie who responded to a challenge set by her husband. According to her About Me page, her husband got tired of hearing her say “I can make that at home” any time they saw something or ate something out and told her to prove it. I really like the blog because she cooks just about anything with her own spin on it – from their favourite dishes at restaurants, takeaways or just something they remember from childhood.

She is a very keen photographer so the pictures that go with the recipes always look amazing!

The Vanilla Bean Blog

http://thevanillabeanblog.com

I heard about the Vanilla Bean blog through a friend and I have to say it is one of my favourite baking related blogs. Sarah, who created the blog, oozes in passion for cooking and especially baking. The story behind the blog is quite emotionally-charged if I’m honest. She had another blog that featured various different things including crafting, life and baking, but baking posts started to take priority so she needed to give those parts of the blog their own home.

When she started thinking of ideas for the blog, she knew she didn’t just want it to be a straight baking blog, but wanted to look at why baking is so important in life. Then she realised that although her mum and grandmother were really good cooks, there had been no recipes handed down through her family and she wanted to change that. To create a food heritage for her family and it really is a fantastic read!

The Year in Food

http://theyearinfood.com/

Created by a food blogger and photographer from San Francisco who charted one year of her life through the inspired and creative eating and cooking she did with a focus on featuring seasonal vegetables and fruits. I dare you to try and look at this site without dribbling on your keyboard!

Local Milk

http://localmilkblog.com/

I read about the stunning photography featured on Local milk on another blog and had to check it out. The blog’s owner Beth is quite eccentric, in the best possible way and says that her work is “about finding beauty in things as they are, not as we think they should be or as people tell us they should be” Which I really liked.

My Darling Lemon Thyme

http://www.mydarlinglemonthyme.com/

My Darling Lemon Thyme is the brainchild of Emma Galloway, who is originally from Raglan in New Zealand, but now lives in Perth, Australia with her husband and children. Galloway used to work as a chef, but gave up that career to become a full-time mother. She discovered that both she and her children suffered from food intolerances and allergies. Hence the blog was set up to enable her to share gluten free, vegetarian food recipes, organic gardening tips and stories. She wanted to inspire people with flavourful and simple recipes to show that allergy-free eating doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. It really is an eye-opener.

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