Meet the Neighbors with Caroline Williams
Welcome back to Meet the Neighbors! 🙂 Today we are visiting with Caroline Williams, who blogs over at Caroline’s Cooking. What I loved about Caroline’s style of cooking was that it uses fresh, delicious ingredients and allows you to create meals that don’t take forever when you’re rushing trying to put supper on the table. Caroline is also a busy wife and Mom, and she understands the challenges of trying to get everything done and wishing you had a few more hours in the day. 😉 She is originally from Scotland (yay!), and her manner is as engaging as her beautiful food photos! I know you will enjoy meeting her as much as I did.
What are we waiting for? Let’s meet her! 🙂
What is your name, and where are you located? (Hint: if you live in Hawaii, I am packing my bags as we speak 😉
Hi, I’m Caroline and I live in the Boston area (although I am originally from Edinburgh).
Tell us a little bit about yourself– what is the name of your blog, and how did you get started?
My blog is called Caroline’s Cooking. I had been wondering a little about starting a blog after I had my first child and had been looking at work options. A friend gave me a bit of a nudge to give it a try – I had a bit of a reputation for bringing various homemade goodies to the park! – and so after looking into it a bit more, I did.
What is your favorite food? And what is your least favorite food?
I love so many different foods that it’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do love a good curry and love Spanish food after my time in Spain (you’ll see a few dishes on my blog). There’s not much I don’t like, but having recently had tripe again I have to say I struggle with that!
What advice would you give someone who is just starting to cook?
Start with things you are familiar with, even if you haven’t cooked them before, so you have an idea of how they should look/taste. Start by following a recipe then branch out and adapt it to your taste – add in things, swap things around.
What keeps you going, every day? Who are your greatest cheerleaders/supporters?
One of my biggest concerns about starting a blog was that I wouldn’t be able to come up with enough ideas, but it’s actually the fact I keep thinking of things that keeps me going. I love recreating dishes I have tried and love in my own way, often making them healthier, and having others enjoy the food I make (as well as me, too!). Family and friends are great at managing to send me positive vibes when I most need it, too.
Caroline was kind enough to share her recipe for “Romesco de peix,” a traditional Spanish fish stew, with us. Caroline says:
“Since I mention Spanish food, this Romesco de peix, Catalan fish stew is a favorite and perfect this time of year. It’s something I had many years ago when I lived in Spain but it took me years to make myself. When I made it, my husband called it my dish of the year so far which is pretty high praise!”
Caroline, thank you so much for spending some time with us, here, on Cookies for England. We are hungry for more and can’t wait to read more of your delicious recipes! 🙂
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