Saturday, July 27, 2013

Five Things That Inspire Me To Cook ... When I Do Not Feel Like It (part three)


It can happen to all of us ... a season where cooking just feels like too much, too boring, too anything. 

Today, I want to look at the third thing that inspires me to actually get in my pretty kitchen and start preparing something delicious to eat.

Tip #3: Find a few food blogs that match your style of cooking, or even ones that might be a little different and try a few new recipes. Food blogs are amazing. So creative and fun. Here are a few of my favorites.




One Perfect Bite is the first food blog that I ever read. Mary is a delight. She is an amazing cook, but also a food historian. You can impress your family with some great food, and entertain them with some fun facts. Mary also brings home wonderful recipes from her international travels. 



Do you remember these cookies that I have raved about several times on my blog? This delicious recipe and many more came from Pam's Midwest Kitchen Corner. I began reading Pam's blog when we still lived in Seattle and now we both have midwest kitchens. (Pam is on a summer blogging break and I look forward to her return in the Fall.)

FROM A WRITER'S KITCHEN

 

I love From A Writer's Kitchen. Bonnie's blog combines two elements I enjoy ... she is a great cook and she is a great wordsmith.

I also love Bonnie. We are blogging friends that got out of our virtual worlds to get together several times. This summer I took the train to Indiana to spend the day with her.

A delicious Thai meal, a tour of the most beautiful library I have ever seen, (as chairman of the library board, Bonnie was instrumental in this project), enjoying pictures of our kid's weddings, and the wonderful  feeling that we could talk all day ... made it a perfect summer day for me.

This summer we cannot stop eating Chris' amazing Fresh Corn Salad. You will enjoy all the delicious recipes on The Cafe Sucre Farine, all beautifully photographed by her husband.

I was able to meet Chris when she came to Chicago for a wedding. We had so much in common. (we are both followers of Jesus, had daughters living in England, enjoy our husbands, share many favorite books, etc.) 

Well, there you have it ... a few of my favorite food blogs. What are your favorites?
 

20 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this link, Glenda. Friends as Martha would say - a good thing. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. You are so kind, Glenda! Thanks! It was such a nice day we had. I hope you'll come back and see our little town as it really is--a little sleepy and a lot of fun. I wish I could remember which blog I "met" you on. I know it was a food one I'm sure.

    We are enjoying some cooler weather. So nice!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. Great idea! I am off to visit each and every one of these blogs! Thank you!

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  4. Thanks so much Glenda for your kind words about the Café. I'm so glad you have enjoyed the corn salad. I need to make that one again!

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  5. How nice of you, Glenda! Thanks for the nod! I also like the other blogs and their great recipes. I'm happy to say that I will be returning to my blog the beginning of August. Hope all is well your way. The wedding looks and sounds like a perfect wedding. Congrats to your daughter and her hubby!

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  6. I do love food blogs as well, I have a favorite and for the life of me can't remember the name of it. I'll let you know when the fog clears. And I will check out these blogs. Thank you!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Drinking my home made mint iced tea and reading you....I'm gonna have to go check these places out. Thank you, Glenda.

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  8. These are all new to me. Fun! i am off to explore. :)

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  9. You are the BEST! This one is bookmarked to come back to when I'm home in my own kitchen again. And that Fresh Corn Salad -- oh, yeah!! That one's for us.

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  10. Thanks for those, Glenda. And my family will thank you if they don't get served spaghetti bolognaise...again! I'm off to get some inspiration.

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  11. Hi Glenda,
    I never thought of seeking out a food blog...didn't know there were such things. I have a few blogging friends that put out a recipe here and there but...a food blog....hmmmm, I'll have to take a look!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  12. Food blogs have the most creative and delicious recipes. That's why I have so many pinned on Pinterest! Thanks for the sharing your favorites! I'll be checking them out.

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  13. I don't read any. Hmmm...maybe I'm missing something here. I'll check out your favorites. You're getting me in the mood to cook with this series!

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  14. Glenda, thanks for sharing some of your favorite food blogs! How fun - and I agree, a motivation to put delicious and beautiful food on the table.

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  15. I love Food Networks web site and Pinterest new recipes! :)

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  16. I love Pinterest recipes as well ~ I am always looking for something new to try.

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  17. What fun! I browsed your favorite food blogs - now I need to find some to add to my list! That corn salad looks like a winner!
    ~Adrienne~

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  18. Thank you for the intro to these food blogs...I go through phases in the kitchen. I seem to be more motivated in the winter. Must have something to do with my nesting tendencies!

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