Welcome to my very first week of My Square Frying Pan! I am so very excited to finally bring this blog to life after what feels like an eternity of ideas swishing around in my head and telling all my forever waiting friends, family and fellow bloggers just…. another….week…. more….
I literally don’t stop talking about food – which generally either makes those around me feel either a) really hungry b) inspired or c) Im guessing, insanely irritated so creating a food blog to channel that energy and incessant chatter was only a matter of time.
What Ive always found really fascinating is how a particular dish or an aroma can transcend time and place and transport you back to an experience or memory in an instant…For me, Im 5 years old all over again and transported to my grandma’s kitchen whenever I eat pikelets. What transports you? Food connects us all in one way or another and I love that there is always a story to tell. My own story with food begins with my first memory of cooking which is shared with my Grandma.
When I was not much taller than the oven itself, I stood on Grandma’s ancient kitchen stool next to the oven and we made pikelets together. The batter was made in a big ceramic mixing bowl and then cooked on Grandma’s square frying pan – hence the name for my blog. They were then eaten hot with lashings of melting, dripping butter and strawberry jam – soft and fluffy on the inside and slightly crispy to bite. Would you like one now? Yes please!
This blog is dedicated to my Grandma, Doris who is 91 years young and who is, and always will be my role model in determination, personal strength, unwavering resilience, generosity and of course, amazing skills in the kitchen. If I can reach 91 and be anywhere near as awesome as she is, I will be so happy! I will share some of Grandma’s recipes with you throughout this blog along with the stories behind the food– I hope you enjoy them!
I would like to thank my amazing friends, family, my bestie Jacinta and my talented partner (and wonderful website builder) Matt of Zarley Design who have been my happy guinea pigs and long provided the encouragement and support to make my dream a reality. I would also like to say a big thanks to Serena @ Retireyoung.com who provided me with the knowledge, expertise, resources and inspiration to make this blog a reality. THANK YOU!!
What a fantastic post to kick off this blog! I hope you’re grandmother is proud. My favourite meal that takes me back to my childhood is a lamb roast – yum!!
Thanks Kylah – she loves my blog now she know’s what a blog is! Grandma makes a pretty mean lamb roast too! 🙂
Kate @ Our Little Sins says
Hi Gillian, Congratulations on getting your blog up and running. I doubt you remember but we met at the Problogger Training Day and I’ve been wondering how you were going. Looking forward to reading more. Kate x
What a lovely looking blog. Congrats! See you at BlogHer!!
Thanks Jasmin. Looking forward to meeting you then 🙂