Meet the Neighbors with Mahy Elamin
Welcome to Meet the Neighbors! I have really enjoyed meeting the many talented food bloggers we have met on this feature, and today it is my pleasure to introduce you to the talented Mahy Elamin! Mahy blogs over at Two Purple Figs and specializes in beautiful food that is possible for anyone to make. I think it’s adorable that she named her blog after her two little girls, and I have found her to be sweet, kind, and extremely encouraging during the time that I have gotten to know her better. I know that you will love her work– taking a trip over to her blog feels like pulling up a chair at the kitchen table with an old friend– comforting and sweet.
What is your name, and where are you located? (Hint: if you live in Hawaii, I am packing my bags as we speak 😉
Hey! My name is Mahy and I currently live in Canada 🙂
Tell us a little bit about yourself– what is the name of your blog, and how did you get started?
I’ve always been a passionate foodie ever since I was a kid, but I’ve lived and traveled in so many countries across the world and ended up being a pharmacist. After working and searching for a few years, I found my passion always calling me, so I started over and studied food science! Now–10 years later– I’m a culinary instructor, a food blogger, a crazy busy mom, and a person living my passion!! My blog is Two Purple Figs–I called it that because my girls love purple, and I feel figs are so intricate, delicate and beautiful–like my girls! I started blogging because I needed an online profile for my cooking classes, and it gradually became more than that!
What is your favorite food? And what is your least favorite food?
I have so many favorites it’s so hard to chose! If I had to, I would chose a nice hearty salad or soup. And my least favorite food is anything with coconut–I tried so hard…and I just couldn’t come to terms with coconut.
What advice would you give someone who is just starting to cook?
YOU can do it!! Just remember to get a tried and true recipe and personalize it to your taste. Don’t be shy of flavors and spices– go bold with flavors!
What keeps you going, every day? Who are your greatest cheerleaders/supporters?
My love for food and sharing food is what keeps me going everyday. My husband, family, and friends are my absolute supporters and cheerleaders!
Mahy was kind enough to share with us her recipe for these beautiful Goat Cheese Pistachio Coated Strawberries. You can find the recipe on her blog, here. Mahy says:
“It’s super simple, easy, quick and a real crowd pleaser! I love it because it’s perfectly easy to adapt to your taste (any type of fruit, cheese and nut). It’s finger food you can whip in a flash & enjoy!”
Mahy, thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here with us, today, on Cookies for England. We really enjoyed meeting you and can’t wait to see more of your delicious recipes! 🙂 Tell the sweet little “figs” hello for us from Virginia. 🙂
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