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IFBC Seattle (Part 2.)

October 7, 2013

IFBCFor the second day of the IFBC I focused on the photography workshops with Andrew Scrivani. Andrew has been working in the food photography industry for years, and he is both charming and generous with his time and information. Food porn is a very popular subject for us food bloggers and we oohed and ahhed over photos of dripping chocolate and melting cheese for quite some time! Continue Reading…


IFBC Seattle

October 3, 2013

Things have been a little busy here at chez Stasty, as we have moved into a new house. This time last year I was packing my things for the move to  America and this September I packed our things ‘again’ to move into our new home. Continue Reading…


7 Reasons to be Excited about IFBC Seattle

September 3, 2013


The International Food Bloggers Conference is taking place in Seattle this year, and a lot of food bloggers from all over the world will be coming to Seattle. Here are just a few of my favorite things about Seattle and some tips for enjoying your weekend here in Washington. Continue Reading…


Bon Appetit

August 29, 2012
Photo courtesy of Bon Appetit  

People often ask me how I get inspired to create my recipes. Well some of my inspiration comes from weird and wacky places like kids toys, movies or events, but more often, it comes from eating out. I prefer to dine in restaurants that are noted for their creative food rather than places with the same blah menus. As many food bloggers will agree, why go out when everything on the menu you could easily make yourself. Continue Reading…


A Scottish Foodie Car-cation

July 11, 2012

When I was young, we often took the ferry to France for our summer holidays. All four of us would clamber into the back of the car, elbowing each other and fighting to get the window seats. I always got the middle seat. My parents used to pack everything into our car, (winter and summer clothes, board games, even corn flakes), everything to keep us entertained and fed over the two weeks holiday. I haven’t taken the ferry since I was a child, so when I was offered a car-cation to Edinburgh with Stena Line, I jumped at the chance. Continue Reading…


Gastro Treats and High Tea

June 14, 2011

The idea of the gastro pub always interested me and I really enjoy going to them. However gastro pubs in Ireland are a rare breed. Some are called gastro pubs but are essentially pubs serving reasonably edible food. The Exchequer on the other hand, is for me, a genuine gastro pub that serves delectable drinks and above all, knows its food. Continue Reading…