I am a 31 year old Scottish woman and my life revolves around food.
I am a part time GP. I do this to earn money to buy ingredients and the odd meal out.
I have a husband, Steve, who works full time to earn money to feed me.
I have two amazing chefs-in-training. They are my two little boys - Adam, 3, and Rufus, 2. I spend as much time as I can teaching them to cook and bake so that I will be well fed when I am old and unable to cook for myself.
I also have an Irish wolfhound called Bob. Now he does NOTHING to contribute to my eating so you can see I must love him very much. I don't share much of my food with him but I do generally buy some cheap meat - liver, lamb's hearts, whatever to ensure he has something tasty in his bowl.
I am a foodie but not in a snobby way. I love all food. I can sit daintily through a three Michelin star menu or I can devour a fish supper in a most unladylike way. I am VERY happy with a meal of some shop-bought fish fingers and some butterscotch Instant Whip. In fact, I will eat anything you care to give me. Except ginger. Ginger is the one thing I won't eat. It is my nemesis. And yet, it annoys me that there is something out there that I won't eat so I periodically try to force myself in the hope that I will get used to it.
I am not a great cook but I am willing to spend time trying to improve. As such, I have joined a few baking and cooking challenges here in blog world. I also want my sons to look back on their childhood and remember that Mummy used to make lots of delicious baking. I want them and their friends to want to come home here because they know there will be something yummy to dig into. What better way to keep tabs on my children than to pretend I am letting them do what they want but secretly ensuring there are chocolate brownies in the tin so irresistible that they will be drawn back here rather than hanging about outside the local shop getting up to mischief.
We live in Aberdeenshire. It's a wonderful part of the world and we have lots of great local food. I'll hopefully be able to showcase some of our wonderful food traditions and brilliant suppliers throughout the course of the blog.
Thank you to anyone who comments on my blog. I love to have conversations with others about food and learn from them so I really appreciate it if you take the time to chat.