Thursday, September 2, 2010

Seven Sporadic Questions: A Blog About Food

Happy September everyone! Hope everyone is having a great month so far.  

I'm tickled to have Teresa from A Blog About Food as this month's feature for Seven Sporadic Questions. 

 I think that's just the perfect blog name, and recently I've been drooling over her homemade ravioli (inspired by her daughter), and her Liege waffles...yum!

On with the questions...

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

After I got married I got really into cooking, particularly for big groups of people. Finally a friend of mine suggested that I start a food blog. I was really hesitant, but eventually thought it would be a fun way to keep some of my favorite recipes catalogued. It took a while to get my blog on it's feet, and it's still a work in progress, but I've come to really enjoy it!

2. What's your favorite thing to make for a crowd? 

I try to keep it fairly simple and something that will please everyone (including kids). These are a few of my faves.

3. What's your favorite thing to make for just you? 

I adore lunchtime. I usually wait until my kids are down for a nap, then I crank my music, crack open a Diet Coke and take my sweet time making lunch, chopping veggies, and preparing ingredients. My favorite lately has been a BLT salad, I really can't get enough of it, especially with blue cheese and avacado. Here's the link! 

4. If you could invite 3 famous people (living or dead) to dinner, who would they be? Any particular reason? 

It probably sounds really cliche, but probably Ina Garten, Paula Deen and Adam Richman (from Man vs. Food).

I love what they cook (and eat), but I also really enjoy their personalities on TV. I feel like we could spend a lot of time laughing, while having great food conversations, my favorite kind! 

5. When you think of your childhood, do any favorite dishes come to mind?

My mom really perfected her craft as a home cook. I grew up on all the comforts of homemade casseroles, pot roasts and soups. Two of my favorites were her Hawaiin Haystacks and her Chicken and Rice casserole ( I still love them today! 

6. What do you have in your kitchen that you just couldn't do without? (besides your stove/oven of course)

I never seem to have enough cutting boards. I swear, by the end of the night every single cutting board is in the dishwasher, if I haven't already hand washed it. That and my garlic press, I'm pretty sure I'd be lost without them!

7. What's your favorite part of blogging? Do you think you'll keep doing it for a while? 

The people! I really feel like I have a fun group of foodie friends all over the world, so many great personalities all with one common interest. I also love how blogging constantly pushes me to try new things. I've made things that even a year ago I never thought I'd be capable of (or like!). Sometimes life makes it hard to maintain my blog as much as I'd like, but I'm going to try to keep it up and running as long as possible! 


teresa said...

julie, you're so sweet to do this, it was so much fun. i hope you know how much i adore your blog back!

Julie said...

aw, I'm feeling the love :)

Krista said...

Loved reading Teresa's answers. What a great idea!

Tiffanee said...

I also loved this. What a fabulous idea. She has some really delicious foods. YUM! I am going to check her out!!

Anonymous said...

Regarding #4...that would be an amazing meal and great conversation!

Kim said...

I love reading Teresa's blog! I love lunchtime too because I can fix whatever I want without worrying if my picky eaters will like it. Loved reading yours answers Teresa.

Thanks Julie for putting this together. It's always a fun read.

Ingrid said...

Awesome! I already knew Teresa rocks but it was fun hearing her responses and getting to know her even better!

Happy Friday!

The Japanese Redneck said...

A very nice interview. Great sounding recipes.

Hope you have a good weekend and a wonderful Labor Day.

Anonymous said...

Hi... I'm your newest follower.

theUngourmet said...

Teresa's blog is one of my favorites! It's so fun getting to know her a bit better. Great interview!! ;)

girlichef said... Teresa! Fun. Such a cool feature ;)

Monet said...

I thought I left a comment earlier...but it looks like it didn't get saved! Anyhow, I loved learning a bit more about Teresa. Personal questions like the ones you asked make me feel much more connected to the people in this great blog community. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

This is a wonderful idea. I hope you have a great holiday weekend. Blessings...Mary

Joanne said...

How fun! teresa is far and above one of my favorite bloggers and it was great learning more about her!

Chris said...

Never seen her blog before, going to go check out her blog.