Thursday, 18 October 2007

Tinned Tomatoes and a Wedding Dress

This Post was written by Holler from Tinned Tomatoes.

1. Where are you based?

I am based in Dundee, Scotland.

2. How long have you been blogging?

I started my blog in April 2007.

3. What's the best thing about food blogging?

It always amazes me that people from all around the world visit my blog and many of them return! I have made a few good friends in the food blogging community. That is definitely what it is, a very strong community and I am happy to be part of it!

4. What's the worst thing about food blogging?

It has to be the time aspect, sometimes life gets in the way and I don't post as often as I would like to!

5. What inspires you to cook and write?

When I started to blog my inspiration came from a lady called The Next Nigella, who cooked her way through 500 Nigella Lawson recipes and posted her results. I loved following her posts, even though a lot of them where meat based and I am a vegetarian. I started to think, maybe I could do this too! And so I set up my blog in the hope that it would encourage me to widen my cooking repertoire, which was a bit limited!

Right now, my answer would be different. It is not just one person who inspires me, but all the other bloggers in the community. When I read their posts and chat to them, I get great ideas and want to go try them out. My recipe book and my notebook are overflowing!

6. Where do you like to blog?

I do all my blogging at computer desk in our spare bedroom. I long for wifi and a new laptop, so I could sit somewhere comfy to blog!

7. What's your signature dish?

I don't have one, as I am trying out different things! I do return to old favourites quite often though.

My friend Andrew enjoys my pea pesto, so I like making that for him, My brother-in-law Lachlan likes a halloumi salad, my mum loves bruschetta and Graham's favourite is a pasta sauce made with lots of herbs, mushrooms, wine, garlic, black pepper and creme fraiche. So, my signature dish is different for each person in my life!

8. What about you might it surprise other bloggers to know?

I just got married to the love of my life Graham. It wasn't a whirlwind romance, we have been together for 16 years. I met Graham at my student union. I went over and asked him to dance, because I thought he was so cute. The rest is history! He didn't stand a chance!

This won't be a big surprise if you read my blog! So, I will let you into a little secret. I am about to start belly dancing classes!

This is my gorgeous niece trying out my coin belly dancing belt!


Julia said...

Hi Holler, many, many congratulations on your wedding! Your dress is gorgeous and you look stunning!

So belly dancing? How fantastic! I bet that's great fun.

Wendy said...

For some reason, I always thought you were in Edinburgh (or thereabouts). Beautiful dress. :)

Holler said...

Thanks Julia! As for the belly dancing, I went to a couple of classes while I was in Cyprus, but haven't made it to one here yet as I have been poorly with a chest infection. But I do hope to go soon!

Hi Wendy, you are half right, I was brought up just at the other side from the Forth Bridge, only a 20 minute jaunt into Edniburgh, so I do feel I grew up there. I came to Dundee to go to Art College and ended up staying.
I am glad you liked my dress!

Hippolyra said...

You have a typo in your blog link! Its linking to a very odd site.

Great blog however!


Holler said...

Thanks for that Hippolyra, I have corrected it now, there was an s missing!

And nice to meet you!

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