Firstly, let's talk about my mother. I went home last weekend to the lovely Saint John, NB. My friends and family are amazing and it really hits me when I am home what the city and the valley mean to me. I may live in Halifax but SJ is my home.
My mother, Sharon, is a great cook. She was whipping up a batch of her delightful sugar cookies Saturday afternoon and the smell of sugar and vanilla made me happy and nostalgic. Mom has always baked. Most weekends when I was little mom would be home with us kids while dad would be working (his butt off) and Anthony and I would be eying the mixing spoons. She still bakes today. It must be some sort of reprieve for her that makes her happy. Baking without a clear head is futile. I have done it and I burn the goods or I forget the baking powder. It usually ends up poorly.
My all-time top 3 Food blogs:
1) The Wednesday Chef. Luisa Weiss is an amazing chef and writer. She used to live in NYC as a cookbook editor and then moved home to Berlin to work on her own cookbook that spawned from her blog (which I would love to own!). Her latest post is about the perfectly fried egg. Simple and perfect.
2) The Nourished Kitchen. This blog is about whole foods, local eating and home cooking. Based on traditional foods and old ways of eating it is revolutionary.
3) Oh, She Glows. A great vegan blog made by Angela Liddon. She is a super photographer and her recipes are very yummy. She changed how I make a smoothie. She is an athlete who is vegan. It is inspiring and so neat.
These sites are by people who I aspire to be or maybe what I like is that they are uniquely themselves and have found their own way to be with food. Here's to us all finding a healthy, honest way with food that ends up creating some really great meals!