A Culinary Blog Tour

It’s official! Today is the first day of Spring. You know what that means, don’t you? It’s going to be warm enough soon to run around without any pants on! Woot!

Along with seeing the beginning of Spring as an opportunity to run around half naked, I also see it as a chance to introduce you to 3 of my favourite food blogs that I think you should salivate over. My top 3 food blogs to follow, as it were.


You see, at the start of the month I was included by Amanda at Once Upon A Recipe on a Culinary Blog Tour. Needless to say I was honoured and humbled by her feature of She Eats. Amanda is someone who I respect immensely and drool over regularly. That is to say I drool over her blog posts, not her. Though she’s pretty darn tootin’ hot her own damn self. She makes the most delicious food and helps us see that “you can create any kind of food fairytale that you like – your kitchen is your oyster!”

Amen lady.

She’s a force. And her Dark Chocolate Almond Florentine Cookies are too. So are her recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Cake, Anything Goes Pasta, Orzo with Parmesan & Basil, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Tartlets, Tequila Shrimp, Fresh Citrus Margaritas, and Rosemary Gin Fizz. Clearly she likes her booze and carbs. Luckily I do too.

Mmmmmm, booze and carbs.

Grateful and hungry, I’ve compiled a list of 3 other culinary blogs I think you’ll enjoy. I won’t lie. Choosing only 3 was the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I tried to poop this morning. Just kidding – I pooped just fine. But this was a tricky decision. So without further ado, debate or pooping around, let’s take our pants off, toast Spring and check out my top 3 food blogs to follow.

 Culinary Blog Tour - Pickled Radishes - She Eats

Spicy Quick-Pickled Spring Radishes  from Holly & Flora

1. Holly and Flora. Jayme is more than a favourite food blog; she’s a favourite person. Her candor, honesty and incredible recipes always inspire laughter from me and sometimes even tears. In a good way. Her personality shines through each and every recipe and she’s an inspiration in my life. Really, she makes us feel like we’re sitting down with a good friend and chatting over drinks. She also happens to have excellent taste in bourbon.

I might be breaking the rules here, but I couldn’t pick just one blog post from her. So here’s a bunch:

Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktails | Edible Flower Ice Cubes | Caipirinhas | Pickled Spring Strawberries & A Refreshing Gin Cocktail | How to Make Shrubs (aka Drinking Vinegars) | Apricot & Black Tea Irish Whiskey Cocktail

 Culinary Blog Tour - Cauliflower Bites - She Eats

Curried Lime Cauliflower Bites with Curry Mayo from The Endless Meal

2. The Endless Meal. I had the pleasure of discovering Kristen’s website after moving back to Vancouver this year. She runs an underground Supper club in Gastown and her no bullshit approach to real food has me right tickled. I love her commitment to eating seasonally, ensuring pigs lead happy lives before they become bacon on her plate and enjoying bold flavours. She’s awesome. And not just because she hired me to re-design her website.

Again, breaking the rules. But that’s what they’re there for, right? Here’s some other diddies you might want to eat:

Grapefruit Margaritas | Harissa Shakshuka (Egg & Tomato Breakfast Skillet) | Chipotle Pulled Pork Tacos with Chayote Squash & Apple Slaw | Four Cheese Mac & Cheese | Deliciously Fresh Lemon Lime Loaf | Cauliflower Polenta with Mushrooms & Hazelnuts

 Culinary Blog Tour - Fig Tart - She Eats

Fig Tartlets with Herbs & Honey  from Yummy Supper

3. Yummy Supper. Erin’s food seriously gets me…. hungry. Or something dirtier because her dishes always look so fliptastically good. She features natural, seasonal, accessible recipes that are somehow both rustic and elegant at the same time. Her blog is gluten-free but even if you’re like me and love wheat, you won’t miss it. Her cookbook (with reviews from the likes of Alice Waters and Nathan Williams no less)  came out this past year and is also equally delicious; I made her Wild Salmon with Dill Butter in August and have been eating it ever since.

A few more recipes you’ll want to indulge in:

Braised Pork with Blistered Tomatillos | Quinoa Orzo with Asparagus & Preserved Lemon Dressing | Breakfast Salad | Veggie Fritters | Fresh Lime Fizz | Massaged Kale with Pomegranate, Persimmon & Pistachios

Aaaaaaaand now I’m starving and without any food in the house except leftover roasted carrots and crepes. I suppose life could be worse.

What food blogs do you follow? Who’ll make me hungry? Share them below!


  • Jacqueline Gum
    March 20, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    I am suddenly STARVING! Zowie! That stuff looks GOOOOODDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jacqueline Gum recently published…More Rules… Where’s The Justice?My Profile

  • Laureen Fox
    March 20, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    For the writing … You and Movita Beaucoup and remedial eating

    For the food (and the photography) … You and I’m with you on the Yummy Supper

    Now I’m off to check out the other two bloggers you mentioned

    Thanks for making my Friday brighter

    — Laureen
    Laureen Fox recently published…Recipe Roundup: 2015 Super Bowl #glutenfreeMy Profile

    • Kristy Gardner
      March 22, 2015 at 10:23 AM

      Laureen!!! You are sincerely making me blush lady. Thank you 🙂

      PS. You made my Friday brighter too! Big hugs all around.
      Kristy Gardner recently published…The Organic Food MythMy Profile

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    March 22, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Aww friend, you make me smile. Thanks for your kind words. I truly hope that one day we have the opportunity to share some cheese, carbs, and booze together. Sincerely!

    And thanks for sharing these three new (to me) blogs. I’m off to check them out! xo

    • Kristy Gardner
      March 22, 2015 at 10:25 AM

      I hope so too Amanda! When you come to Vancouver or I come to Alberta (shutter) we WILL figure it out. and eat ridiculous amounts of cheese and carbs and booze.. Hey – are you going to the FBC conference in October????
      Kristy Gardner recently published…The Organic Food MythMy Profile

  • Jayme
    March 25, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    I am late to the party in responding to your incredibly kind words, Kristy! Thank you so much for considering me one of your favorites. You know how I feel about you! 🙂 I laugh all the time because for some reason, every time I type the word “bourbon” on my phone, “bourbonator” pops up as an acceptable replacement!!! I die and think of you each time that happens. It’s funny to think that happens a lot – I must text about bourbon frequently! 😉 That’s nothing to be ashamed of, right?

    Thank you for introducing me to these other lovely blogs. Like I mentioned on another social media platform, it is nice to be mentioned in such great company, by someone I truly respect and consider both an inspiration and wonderful friend {that’s YOU!}. XO and many, many thanks.
    Jayme recently published…sea salt shortbread cookies with lemon curd | paired with Kracher Auslese 2011My Profile

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