When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?
I started cooking with my Gran in her farmhouse kitchen and was ALWAYS underfoot. My first recipe that I tried by myself was the world's flattest cheese souffle (I thought whipping the egg whites was optional) which my Dad still gamely ate.
What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?
My kitchen is HORRIBLE. It's a 1980's redo of a 1950's kitchen and none of it is functional. I am literally in the midst of a kitchen redesign and total gut as I write through the waves of drywall dust.
What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?
Keep trying. Everyone has dishes that just don't work. Don't let that stop you from trying again and again. Just ask my cooking nemesis 'The Macaron'.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?
Jamie Oliver and his whole brood. We'd all get together in the back garden and have pizza out of our wood burning outdoor oven. Later the kids would toast marshmallows and we'd watch 'Star Wars' on the outside screen.
Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?
I love to knit and my husband and I are addicted to redoing our 1950's house.
Which cooking blogs do you love to read?
I adore 'Cook the Story'-Christine is just the most amazing AND 'She Eats'-Kristie is such a talented hoot.