It was one afternoon during our family vacation in Mexico when my sister confessed that she had started blog. A food blog. I can still hear her little giggle as she let her juicy secret out.
We had stopped by a little restaurant that my Mom had heard great things about with cheap drinks and tapas. The drinks were cheap but the tapas menu was less then impressive - so we all have a couple of drinks while discussing where we'd go next for dinner. Perhaps it was the cervezas on an empty belly or maybe there was a lull in the conversation but it was then, on that sunny patio in Puerto Vallarta, that Lorelei let it slip that she too had a food blog. Although she adamantly refused to tell us the name of it until a few weeks later.
As a fellow blogger about food things, I'm delighted that my sister shares this passion and I like to think that I provided a little inspiration. Her writing is conversational and fun to read, she has a terrific eye for photography, her recipes are simple with minimal fuse and mostly vegetarian and I'm so proud of her. So without further ado, here's my sister and fellow food blogger... Lorelei Wey of Purple Kale.
5 Questions with Lorelei of Purple Kale
What inspired you to become a food blogger?
I love to waste time creeping on other peoples food blogs, especially yours! and so I thought I'd try my own hand at it. I have no training in cooking, writing or photography but I love it all.
What's your favorite recipe to make at home?
Omelettes. Now that I am home on maternity leave, I make them all the time for lunch. It's such a simple meal: crack two eggs with a splash of milk into a bowl. Add salt and pepper. Add whatever veggies, fresh herbs, cheese and deli meat you feel like, or happen to have in your fridge. My current favorite combo is mushrooms, red onions, feta and some fresh chopped parsley. Then I put it into a hot cast iron pan on the stove top for a few minutes until the bottom cooks and then slide it into the oven on broil for a few more minutes until the top is also cooked and golden brown. Perfection!
What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Fried worms. My grade 2 teacher Mrs. Baba was Chinese and we all brought worms in from home and we did a big class event of frying them and eating them. It tasted like a french fry I think. I have no idea if this is a typical Chinese thing or not.
What's the perfect snack?
Something simple like crackers and cheese or it is hard to beat a nice crunchy apple
What would people be surprised to find in you kitchen?
Bacon bits. This is surprising since I claim to not eat pork.