Monday, September 15, 2008
Ever feel super lucky? I do! Dine and Dish's wonderful hostess Kristen put together this great enterprise called Adopt a Blogger. Newbie food bloggers get paired with pros as mentors for three months.
I started this blog in June of this year. Already, it has become a central part of my life. I am loving every moment I spend sculpting this site. I have met such nice people, united by the same culinary passion. It's truly an enriching experience.
Like cooking, blogging about food is an experimental process which involves many hours of planning, creating, researching and eating your props... As soon as I saw the post from Kristen announcing this event, I jumped on it. I am so glad I did because I have been paired up with a wonderful food blogger: Robin Sue of Big Red Kitchen. Her blog is so beautifully designed and easy to navigate. The pictures and recipes are gorgeous and enticing. I have only praise for my new blog mom and her witty writing.
We have been emailing and she is already helping me so much with her wisdom as well as her technical expertise. I can see that I will be learning a lot, and getting the most out of her mentoring. First thing on my list was to taste some of her recipes. So this past weekend, I went through her delicious repertoire. I wanted to try everything I saw. I made things easy on myself and decided to put it to a vote with the family. They chose the Chicken Satay-- anything with peanut sauce is a favorite in this home.
The flavorful recipe is so simple to make. I had most of the ingredients already in my pantry. It was the perfect ending to a relaxing day which started with friends at the beach and ended with this delectable meal.
I am planning on spending much time visiting her big red kitchen and trying out more of her recipes.