I’m starting a new series of posts entitled ‘Mess in the Ness picks…’ – a roundup post in the hope that it encourages me to read and share more about the blog posts/recipes out there on the old interwebs.
Today I’m starting with a post on a few of my favourite Scottish foodie reads. Regardless if they have been blogging for years or months, these are the blogs I make a point of keeping up with (either via Bloglovin’ or if I follow their Facebook/Instagram pages). I hope that this post introduces you to some new finds and if you would like me to check our your blog, do leave a comment for me at the end of the post!
First up we are heading to Aberdeenshire and the lovely ladies Michelle and Lesley who blog at Lost in Food. I can’t think of a blogging double-act that work so well together and I’m a big fan of reading about their informal cookbook supper clubs which they run with friends. They aren’t afraid to be honest when things don’t go perfectly, and a lot of their recipes (as shown by their homepage) are things are genuinely what I would be happy with eating (case in point from the homepage below – yum!). I also like the clean design of their site and it’s really easy to search their recipe index.
Heading closer to the Granite City is Christy and her blog Dinner Stories. Christy’s blog is a bit like mine – a mix of foodie and other posts, and she does a great job of promoting local businesses in Aberdeen. This has been evident in her A-Z Dating series and this gives me loads of restaurant inspiration and tips for the next time we head east. Like me, Christy is also a brand ambassador for North Hop and I hope to share a cocktail/G&T or two with her in the not-too-distant future!
Finally we head north to Orkney and a new blogger on the block is Andrea who writes at Cooking Calamity Free. I can’t remember how I found out about this blog, but Highland and Island foodie bloggers are a bit of a rare breed so I was really pleased to find her, especially after our holiday in Orkney last year. Andrea documents her ‘daily quest for culinary normalness’ and there is a real mix of sweet and savoury focused posts. And, we have meringue woes in common (see my first semi-successful meringues here)!
Please share your favourite Scottish foodie reads with me in the comments below!