Behind the Blog Blogger Spotlight: Salted Mint. These blogger spotlights are a great chance to find out a little bit about the blogger behind the blog!
I hope you all are loving these blogger spotlights as much as we are. I really enjoy getting to know a little bit more about the bloggers who contribute here on Yum Goggle regularly. We know the great food they make, but it is fun to see a bit of their personality as well. I am always drawn in to the pictures from Salted Mint. Don’t you wish you could take a bit through the screen sometimes? Now you have a chance to learn a little more about Debs!
Meet Salted Mint
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How long have you been blogging and why did you start?
I’ve been blogging on and off for about 3 years. I started when I went part time at my chef job. I found that I had more time on my hands and wanted to start cooking things that were more for everyday cooking and eating. When you work in a Michelin star kitchen, there’s not a lot of room for your own creativity to shine through. The recipes you make in kitchens like that are tested so many times before they make it to a menu and once on the menu, there’s not a lot of deviation from the recipe.
Do you have a secret recipe you aren’t willing to share?
Nope. It’s all up for grabs! I love sharing recipes and cooking for other people and a lifetime doesn’t seem long enough to share it all.
If you were stranded on a desert island with only one food, what would you choose?
AH! This may be one of the most difficult questions I’ve ever been asked! I wish I could class Italian food as the one food. That being said, probably pasta. It’s just so versatile.
How did you come up with your blog’s name?
Hmmm. I’m not sure really. I just wanted something that was natural and punchy and ingredient focused. My style of cooking focuses on whole ingredients that are brought together with unusual combinations and have a punch to them. So I wanted a name that reflected the gentleness of whole food (mint) but with some punch (salted).
What are you passionate about besides food?
In all honesty, everything in my world revolves around the food. My second love is graphic design and if I weren’t a chef, I’d be a graphic designer, so I’m having a lot of fun right now trying to channel my creativity into creating and designing cookbooks.
What is your favorite food to make?
It completely depends on the season. In the winter it’s gotta be some braised short rib ragu and in the summer, something like a pavlova loaded with fresh cream and summer fruits. And every season my husband hears the statement “this is my favourite season! I love (insert current season)!
What is your favorite thing to order when you are out to eat?
I tend to order fish when I’m out to eat. In the UK, restaurants seem to have access to better quality fish than you would find in the supermarket. So, when we’re out, I gotta have some fresh grilled cod or some monkfish.
Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
Definitely Natasha from Salt and Lavender
Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest
The First Mess and
What are some of your favorite recipes on your blog?
And the Pear Thyme and Gin Cake are current winter favourites.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
So many things really. I love recipe development so much. The freedom and creativity to pair flavours and textures to create something that turns into a family classic. But my absolute favourite thing is when people make the recipes and tell me how much their family loved it, or when people tell me what they changed to make the recipe fit into their own style or tastes… or sometimes just based on what they’ve got in the fridge.