I’m out of town with my family for two weeks to Delaware and Vermont where we’ll be visiting friends and celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary! We’re super excited to take this trip, but I’m really going to miss all my blogging buddies. ALOT! I’ve got some great guest bloggers lined up in addition to a Daring Bakers challenge and hopefully a post or two from the road, so Mommie Cooks will go on in my absence. Please know that even if I don’t return a comment immediately, I will visit everyone that took the time to visit me once I return home.
Also, be sure to enter our very first GIVEAWAY! You can learn more HERE. Now, without further ado….Monet!
I’m thrilled to be welcoming Monet from Anecdotes and Apple Cores today! I love Monet’s blog. I found it through Foodbuzz and immediately wished I would have found it sooner. There’s just something about it. The design, the writing, and the recipes. It all comes together to appease my senses and tantalize my palate. Be sure to check out Monet’s blog and take a look around. I’m guessing you won’t be disappointed.
I asked Monet to share a few tidbits about herself with us and she happily agreed. Enjoy learning a bit more about today’s guest blogger and be sure to come back tomorrow when Monet shares her recipe for Honey Yogurt Wheat Bread. So let’s sit back, grab a cup of java and welcome Monet to Mommie Cooks!
Mommie asked Monet:
How long have you been blogging?
I have only been blogging since January 2010, but I’ve found such a supportive and encouraging community that I wish I had started sooner!
What inspired you to start blogging?
I write literary fiction, and I was looking for a writing outlet that was different from the short stories and novels I typically work on. Blogging has allowed me to continue to write when I’m experiencing a “writer’s block” in my creative works. Also…I love reading about food and baking. I wanted to be able to share with my friends and family what I was working on in the kitchen.
Tell us something about yourself we might not expect.
I have a strong dislike for chocolate. Although I bake quite a few chocolate items, they are always for friends or other family members. If someone sets a chocolate cake in front of me, I’ll likely pass…or maybe just eat the whipped cream or strawberry planted on top!
What’s your favorite meal to cook for company? <
As a vegetarian, I love introducing people to vegetarian cuisine. One of my favorite meals to prepare for company is a roasted vegetarian pasta with a fresh basil pesto, homemade bread with dipping sauce, and an apple bundt cake for dessert. The freshness of the veggies and sauce wins even the most committed meat-eater over!
How about for yourself and/or your family?
My husband and I love to make portabello cheese-steaks…we bake up fresh sunflower rolls, marinate portabello mushrooms and saute them with red peppers and onion. Once our mushroom mixture is done cooking, we spoon it on our rolls, cover it with cheese and broil the sandwich until the cheese is melted and almost golden.
What’s your favorite spice to cook with? <
I adore cinnamon and cloves.
If were dropped on a deserted island and could only eat three things while you were there, what would they be?
A loaf of bread, a pink lady apple, and roasted red pepper hummus…I would be very happy.
welcome monet!!! can't wait to check out your blog!!
OK Chick says
Cinnamon is my favorite spice too. I recently bought some at Target for $.88. I know, you can't pass up cinnamon for that price!
I look forward to checking out Monet's blog.
Ma What's 4 dinner says
Oh I love Monet's blog. It is so darn pretty!!!
red pepper hummus, portabella cheese steak, and fresh basil pesto?!?!!? It's enough goodness for me to forgive her dislike of chocolate!!!