I would like to thank fashion and lifestyle blogger Cassie over at Chic Mama for the Liebster Award nomination – an award which recognises new blogs and aims to connect the blogging community which, I must say, is in my experience, is a warm and welcoming one.
The idea is to state facts about yourself by answering 5 Q’s from the nominator. Having been nominated yourself, you can then nominate another new blogger/s whom you admire and provide your own 5 Q’s for them to answer.
Chic Mama’s 5 Q’s.
Why did you start blogging?
As I no longer work in the food and catering industry, loving food, and always holding a special spot in my heart for sandwiches, I felt it was a way to express that passion, share recipes and develop some new ideas.
Who or what inspires you with your posts?
Other food bloggers, celebrity chefs, Instagrammers and the endless supply of new cafes, restaurants, food halls and markets Sydney has to offer. And of course the farmers that provide such amazing produce!
Beach or city holiday?
Definitely beach! I do love remote locations and natural beauty so dream destinations do feature island holidays, they also include mountains, deserts, jungle and National parks.
Your guilty pleasure?
Strangely enough… Health food shops!
They are full of delicious treats I LOVE like fresh loaves of sourdough delivered daily from Sonoma Bakery, hand-churned butter, Coyo (coconut cream yoghurt mixed with mango or berries); warm honey-roasted macadamia nuts; decadent, intense coco-buttery dark chocolates by PANA (please do yourself a favour and try); rich, thick, CREAMY sheep and goat milk products from the Meredith Region in Victoria; super ripe, red organic tomatoes; crispy, crunchy, nutty, seedy, spicy bags of small batch granola at a steep $22 but so worth it; and ‘Over the Moo’ coconut cream pandan and pecan ice cream. Excuse me I just drooled on my keyboard.
Your proudest achievements to date?
I know it sounds cheesy but my proudest achievement is marrying my husband Gordon. I’ve never doubted the decision and am constantly reminded why it was such a great idea. He’s my biggest sandwich fan, most helpful recipe taste-tester, and blog-post editor.
Slightly less lovey-dovey achievements include continuing to work my way through my ‘bucket list’ which is mostly travel/food related. These have included eating sushi at the famous Kyubey in Ginza, Tokyo; witnessing the too-beautiful-for-words Aurora Borealis (northern lights) in Norway at a 71 degrees North; visiting the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland (although developing mild hypothermia was not a part of the plan); visiting Disneyland in Anaheim USA (a never forgotten childhood dream); scuba diving Fiji with sharks; viewing African elephants up close and on foot in the wild; and swimming with whale sharks off the north coast of Western Australia.
Handbags or shoes (if you had to choose one)?
Shoes specifically boots! Knee-high, ankle, flat, heeled, zippered, lace-ups, I love them all and wear them all year round. Oh and hiking boots… Do they count?
For my Liebster Award nomination I would like to nominate my favourite new health and lifestyle blogs from GreenyMamaPea. A trained naturopath and herbalist, she has just started a blog with a health focus and environmental conscience.
My 5 Q’s for GreenyMamaPea
What do you enjoy about blogging?
What or who inspires you?
What would you like to see in your lifetime?
Name your five favourite things for Autumn?
What’s your favourite sandwich?