Suzie the Foodie
Suzie Ridler, Greater Halifax, Nova Scotia
How did you get into food blogging?
Food was always a mysterious interest for me that seem to come out of nowhere. When I finished university, I could write essays and articles but could not boil an egg. I began to learn about food out of necessity and somewhere along this path it turned into love. My background in writing and my passion for photography were a perfect fit with my food obsession.
I am determined to live life fully with fabulous flavour as much as I can. I have fibromaylgia so each day, each dish, is a challenge. I find freedom in my kitchen and the inspiration appears to be endless. Which is weird, I get bored easily! I am searching for the best recipes, products and cookbooks out there. I have no energy to waste on mediocrity. Most of all, I want to have fun. I share my disasters. I love to tell stories about my food. With me, it is never just a recipe. There is so much to learn and share.
What is your ultimate foodie fantasy?
I have many but top of my list is to go to Ireland and study with Rachel Allen at Ballymaloe House. I fell in love with her show Bake and dream of learning about pastry and cakes in the giant country cottage in such a beautiful area of the world.
What are your top 3 favourite recipes on your blog?
Rachel Allen's Sticky Toffee Pudding
Royal Wedding's Groom's Cake: Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Bitchin Kitchen's Blue-Cheese Burgers
Anything else you want to add....?
I want people to know it is never too late to learn, to try something completely new. Fear takes away our thirst for adventure. Do not be afraid. If I, living with chronic pain and fatigue, can make a dish or dessert, you can too. Come cook and bake with me! Let's make those calories worth it.
Thanks Suzie for taking the time to be apart of our series! Your Giant Portabella Mushroom Pizza is one of my favourite recipes!
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