Oh, how you influence me.
It’s funny how blogging, blog comments and interactions with other bloggers can effect you.
Many of you have helped me to be a better blogger, a better person and a better cook.
This post is meant to be a BIG HUG to all those who I interact with via the blogs and interweb. You inspire me, I think about your comments and your blog postings. You make me a better me.
It’s true. You have an influence on my cooking. You have influence on how I see things. You have influence on what my family eats.
It would be impossible to list you all in one post, I would forget someone, I adore you all. So, here are just a few of the bloggers who influence me……
Allie over at Forgotten Beast is Vegan. Because of my interactions with her, I now understand the difference between Vegetarian and Vegan. I am inspired by Allie, I think about the recipes I post and wonder how they could be made Vegetarian. I consider more meatless meals because of Allie. Thank you Allie.
Greg and Katherine over at Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide both inspire me. I’ve not come across that many blogs where both spouses write posts, but Greg and Katherine do. Greg inspires me to use bacon as often as possible, I’m kidding. He inspires me by the variety of recipes he and Katherine post. Katherine inspires me to find ways to make things without mayonnaise. It’s true. When I bought the giant carrots last week, one of the things I wanted to make was carrot-raisin salad. One of my first thoughts was how could I make the salad without using mayo so even Katherine would like it. I’m still working on that.
Tanya over at Chica Andaluza makes recipes with ingredients I’ve never used before, some I’ve never heard of. Tanya inspires me to consider new things. Her life with her husband in Spain sounds amazing. I’ve never been to Europe, but many of Tanya’s posts make me feel like I am in Spain.
Tandy at Lavender and Lime inspires me through the cooking challenges she posts. I find myself thinking of new ways to use things. Tandy’s current cooking challenge still has me thinking….”use an ingredient you always have in your fridge in a new way”.
Andrea at From the Bookshelf inspired me to make my own salsa and figure out how to can it. She posts fabulous recipes of all varieties.
Yummy Chunklet has inspired me to add the bacon into my pancakes and not have it beside them.
Sheila at Elements has inspired me to try making ice cream even though I do not own an ice cream maker.
It’s more than food though……..
There are many more of you…so many more. Too many to list today. So expect more post(s) in the future with more bloggers who inspire and influence me.
Until then, Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, for every article or recipe you post, for every comment you leave, for every encouraging word.
You’re awesome, you’re fabulous, I think you’re “The bomb.com”