Tagged by Cardinal Cyn
1. What, or who inspired you to start a blog?
The inspiration for this blog came from a gardening notebook I have written in for several years. Being an inveterate planner, I like to have somewhere to record the plans and find them again later. I liked the idea of being able to search easily on past posts, and also being able to share what we are doing at Cato Garden Farm.
2. Who is your foodie inspiration?
Mother Nature. Does that sound twee? A lot of the food I adore is about simple, mighty fine ingredients put together with care and love.
3. Your greasiest, batter-spattered food/drink book is?
Well, not the greasiest, but the most used on a regular basis would have to be Jamie’s 30 minute meals. Obviously Jamie has a special time machine or reeeeallly slow clock, but I love the idea of opening it up and having the whole meal sorted – main, side, dessert all in a couple of pages.
4. Tell us all about the best thing you have ever eaten in another country, where was it, what was it?
Memorable meals – rillettes on baguettes in a park in Paris. Bought from a food market and eaten in the sun. Little open sandwiches in Copenhagen. Goat’s cheese Gouda in Amsterdam from the local market. Porcini mushroom pasta in cream sauce in Florence. Fish curry on roti for breakfast in Singapore.
(so where did “5″ get to???)
6. What is the one kitchen gadget you would ask Santa for this year (money no object of course)?
A kitchen fairy to tidy away the mess of cooking and buy the essentials like muesli and coffee beans before we run out.
7. Who taught you how to cook?
My mother. Thank You!!!!!!!!!
8. I’m coming to you for dinner what’s your signature dish?
We might do a selection of curries, or in winter roast pork, definitely sorbet for dessert.
9. What is your guilty food pleasure?
Rice crackers with salted butter and peanut butter.
10. Reveal something about yourself that others would be surprised to learn?
I can’t grow spinach. And I want to! Maybe I will get it right in 2012?