eat me, delicious

I wanted to tell you a bit more about my adopted blogger, Ashley. Hopefully you have visited her, aptly named, delicious blog by now and are as delighted by it as I am!

Here are a few questions I asked her recently.

1. Where do you hail from? Can you tell us a little bit about the area?

I'm from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Not really sure what to say about it aside from I really love it here and it's really beautiful.

2. How long have you been blogging and what first got you interested?

I started my blog in June 2007, though I previously had a journal where I'd just post photos of the food I made. I started a real food blog because the food blogging community was something I wanted to be a part of. Previously I would read people's blogs, mostly David Lebovitz, and it just seemed like a lot of fun. What actually was the final push for me to start my blog was discovering Everybody Likes Sandwiches. It's a great down to earth blog with a cute design.

3. Did you find much support when you started, from fellow bloggers?

There were a couple of bloggers who I knew from my food photo journal, Celine from Have Cake Will Travel and Everybody Likes Sandwiches, who helped me out either with questions or just commenting on my blog and linking to it. I think it's hard to be a new food blogger though with so many new blogs being created all the time.

4. What are the best & worst thing about blogging?

The best thing about blogging is that I get to be a part of a world where everyone's obsessed with food and can appreciate all the little things about it. Reading food blogs always improves my mood, and sometimes I think about it as "food blog therapy". And also that having a food blog has pushed me to try different types of recipes and things I otherwise would've just thought about but done nothing. The worst thing about blogging is that I don't have enough time to do it or to read and comment on other people's blogs. And also what you wrote, which is that it's too dark to take photos and I don't know how to fix dark photos to make them look good.

5. Your blog is a vegetarian blog, how long have you been vegetarian and why did you make the decision?

I stopped eating beef and pork early on in high school (because for some reason it was more okay to eat poultry and fish? strange logic) and then stopped eating all meat when I was around 17, so about 7 years ago. After working at a pet store and seeing some really horrible things happen to animals and be done to animals, I made the decision to be a real vegetarian.

6. Do you have a favourite dish or one that you have posted about that was really successful?

Last summer I discovered a recipe for french barley salad in a Moosewood cookbook that I thought was really amazing.

Another favourite food discovery is the most delicious marinated tofu, from this Asian beet & tofu salad.

And Jaden's-lemon ricotta gnocchi is phenomenal.

And I have to throw a favourite baked good in there, which is a cookie that I'm sure everyone has heard of but I'm still really in love with it, the Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookie.

Oh and I almost forgot about the incredibly tasty hummus that turned me onto hummus, something I previously didn't like that much.


I don't know about you guys, but I want those Chocolate Chip Cookies, right this minute!

Thanks for a great interview Ashley!

I you are interested in adopting a blogger or being adopted, then visit Kristen over at Dine and Dish.


  1. I want a chocolate chip cookie too!

  2. Hi Jaden, thanks for visiting! I have just seen your blog for the first time tonight. It is very professional and such gorgeous photos!

    The gnocchi that Ashley made from your recipe sounds real good!

  3. I want an interview like that...nice gesture adopting a young'un blogger.

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  5. Only if you are good Peter! And thanks, beacuse I know you mean it really!

  6. Great interview Holler! Ashley comes from a great place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada...just a stones throw over the mountains...wink...wink...

  7. I really need to stop viewing food blogs so late at night, it's a few hours past dinner and I'm getting really hungry! Those gnocchi look wonderful but I would go for the asian beet and tofu salad, LOVE my tofu, even over a chocolate chip cookie :)

    It's so nice that you are participating in the Adopt a Blogger event. I have visited Ashley's blog and discovered that we both seem to have an addiction to healthy muffins.

  8. Love your Asian beet salad with tofu. Never seen it before, so we'll h ave to try it!

  9. Hi Val, Yes, yes, it is a good place, not that you are biased or anything!

    Hi Lisarene, I know what you mean about feeling hungry, when you see gorgeous photos of food on blogs!

    Thanks for visiting White on rice couple! I am also imspressed with Ashley's recipes!

  10. i wish i had all day to just read blogs and comment on's such a great hobby and fun to read about the connections being made all the time. fun post!

  11. Nice to meet your "mentee," and so nice of you to adopt her.

  12. Food looks delicious. When is the old-fashion dinner party?

  13. What a fantastic interview! Great job you two!

  14. I am enjoying her site Holler! You are so kind to your new adoptee!

  15. hey this is like a little round up of Ashley's blog and I want to visit all these recipes - great way of introducing a new blogger - thanks

  16. Thank you Mary. Can I have an extra day in the week too please!

    Thanks UrbanVegan!

    Hi Foodgirl! A dinner party does sound good, doesn't it? We will have to ask Ashley, of course you would have to scrape together my air fare for me!

    Thanks Kristen, how are the other matches getting along?

    Only as nice as you have been to me Deb! A bit of support is always appreciated, I think!

    Hi Johanna, glad you like the idea!

  17. Yum, all the food looks great. I'll have to go check out your adopted blogger's blog :o)

  18. Hi chocolatecoveredvegan, The food does look good, you should definitely visit Ashley's blog!

    Thanks Susan!

    That's ok, Ashley!


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