She Knows Australia is the Aussie version of the very popular She Knows in the states. The site is hugely popular with women around the world with articles on fashion, beauty, raising children, home decorating, entertainment, health and wellness and especially FOOD. Okay, maybe they aren’t especially food but that’s certainly my interest.
On June 4th Sherri Kuhn, a writer for She knows, published a top ten list of Australian Food Bloggers they love. A few weeks ago Sherri wrote to me to ask if it was okay to include me on their list of the best 10 food bloggers in Australia. (Yes you can laugh now but you could have heard me say yes from where you are now.) I was incredibly honoured and frankly gobsmacked that a site like She Knows knew about me at all. Those of you who know your blog is much better than mine is – you are right, we both know that. I just got lucky. 🙂
One of my good friends is on this list and a couple of blogs I’ve seen but the rest I’ve not met yet — but I’m on my way to make their acquaintance right now! I hope you’ll do the same and leave them a note. Some of them might be like me and really stoked about it.
Also included in the She Knows top ten Australian food blogs are:
Charlie from Hotly Spiced.
I’m going to be interviewing her very soon. I’m really looking forward to getting to know more about one of my favourite bloggers. I find her blog the most enjoyable read of the day. If you haven’t visited Hotly Spiced, I urge you to go but go when you have some time because you won’t be able to stop reading. Every post will make you laugh or make you cry and often she can do both in under 500 words.
Helen from Grab Your Fork
Helen is the brains behind the blog and she’s also a columnist, editor of a restaurant guide in Sydney, a writer and a reviewer. One of these days I would like to follow her around and eat out like she does. She chooses the best food.
Katie from What Katie Ate
What would you expect from a Sydney professional photographer who loves cooking? Nothing but the best and Katie never lets anyone down. I would love to watch her work one day.
TCB – The Backwards Chef
As a trained dietician, she’s always thinking up new ways to feel people who need her ideas. She’s committed to helping people put good food into their bodies – without strict recipes.
Emma fromm My Darling Lemon Thyme
Emma, a professional chef, has created the most beautiful blog filled with beautiful photographs and delicious gluten free and lactose free recipes. You don’t want to miss this one.
Cindy and Michael from Where’s the Beef?
This Melbourne based couple created a vegetarian blog without any beef at all! Think tofu. Think General Tso’s Tofu and you’ll be right on the mark. It looks delicious.
Roy and Liz from Strayed from the Table
Their most recent post is about the Maleny Show which is really close to where I live so maybe they don’t live too far away. Maybe a cup of coffee somewhere is in the cards.
Frank from A Moment on the Lips
Frank, yes, she’s a woman, who writes about every delicious moment and claims to have earned her fabulous womanly hips. Frank has a dessert blog and I can’t wait to go over there and see what I can find to make this week.
Sophie from Stovetop Revolution
Sophie works for a wine magazine and lives with 4 of her best mates in Sydney. She’s young, loves food and is definitely going places.
Thanks to She Knows Australia for making my day.
Now whether you call them spring onions, shallots or anything else, did you know that you can sit the ones you don’t need in a glass of water and they’ll keep growing the greenie bits? I must have been under a rock because I didn’t learn it until a few months ago from someone on Pinterest. Need some chopped green pieces for a dish you need to garnish or an omelet? Get out the scissors and snip off a stem. Another will grow right back. I’ve had these in the glass for over a week.
You know I was in Brisbane yesterday for Dani Valent’s Thermomix masterclass. John went to Brisbane with me because I was still waiting for the vertigo “cure” that happened today. Fingers crossed that it works.
John and I looked for a coffee shop someone on Twitter had told me about. I’ll write about that later but on our long walk to the dessert place I passed this shop. Isn’t this the greatest country in the world where you can tell people just what sort of work you do? Yes, I lol’d. Then I grabbed my camera.
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Love it Maureen!!!
You’re really kind to me, Lizzy!
Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake says
Congratulations Maureen! Fantastic news. 🙂 Love the site as well, didn’t even know it existed till now! There’s some of my favourite blogs on that list. 🙂
Choc Chip Uru says
Your blog deserves this public recognition and more my friend – you are a fantastic and inspirational blogger 😀
That’s very kind of you, Uru!
leaf (the indolent cook) says
Congratulations! Thanks for that list, too… discovered a few blogs I hadn’t ever visited before! Also very much liking the spring onion growing.
Norma Chang says
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You deserve the recognition!!!!!
Norma Chang says
I plant the green onions in do not need in a pot and place on the windowsill, no need to change water and no worry of spills. You can plant the white stubs also as long as there are roots, they will grow. Harvest the green parts as needed.
Malou | Skip to Malou says
Congratulations… well desserved. Among the 10, I know you and Charlie. I mean I regularly visit both of your blogs . At the very start, I always interchange your blogs hahah.
I love coming here and I can say that She Knows, definitely knows!!!!
Congrats!! So happy for your well deserved recognition!! I always enjoy reading your blog. I love the way you write and your interview skills with other bloggers– so fun to read!! I love the info today on green onions, or scallions, or spring onions ( shallots here are something entirely different) or whatever they are called 🙂 I love them but have never tried keeping them this way. I am going to give it a try!
Vertigo, hmmm, I had vertigo off and on for several years so I know how annoying and frustrating it can be. I even missed a christmas because it was so bad I could not move my head without getting sick. I sure hope your cure works!! If not, we should talk.
Congrats! So totally deserved — you do incredibly good work.
Thanks and lovely to see you! Just love your blog.
CJ at Food Stories says
Super congrats, Maureen 🙂
CJ, thanks very much. Hope the storytelling has gone viral for you!
Steve @ the black peppercorn says
We call them green onions here in Canada. These are some new blogs for me. Gonna go check them out
Congratulations on being in the top 10! That’s fabulous. And, I’ve never tried that with green onions. So good to know!
And well deserved.
Have John take you out to best restaurantt around to celebrate.
Love the green onion idea. Will be using that one a lot.
Aww, that’s so kind of you!
Kim Bee says
Whoo hoo Maureen. That’s so fabulous! As are you. xx
Thanks heaps, Kim! Loved those potatoes!
Baking Serendipity says
Congrats on the feature! So, so awesome!
You are so cool to comment!
Tania @ A Perfect Pantry says
Well done on the feature… very excited for you:)
Hi Tania, how kind of you to leave a comment! Thanks heaps.
congrats so happy for you well deserved
Dear Maureen, Great ad for the hair cut! Iol!!
I did not know that about the green onions. I will do that from now on.
Thank you for your visits. I look forward to them. I am sorry for being behind in mine…Your site is just beautiful, very organized, neat and professional.
Blessings dear. Catherine
Thanks a lot for your kind words, Catherine, you’re such a good friend. 🙂
Maureen….I am not in the least bit surprised! YOU are wonderful, your blog is wonderful, and everything you make is exceptional! You deserve the recognition. So keep doing what you are doing…..you never know the twists and turns our paths may take! I am truly happy for you!!!! : )
Anne, you are so right. I know there are heaps of blogs in Australia better than mine. I can think of them without even having to take a breath. 🙂 Thanks SO much for the comment.
That’s pretty cool and thanks for sharing the other blogger’s link too! Some of them are new to be. Hopping in to check their sites 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love your blog and your photos are some of the best on any food blog.
Hi Maureen. Yes to a cup of tea, I currently live in Maleny, but I will be moving in 20 days to Hunchy – near Montville. Send through and email. Would love to connect. Lizzie
Wow.. I’m so excited! Off to email.
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
Congratulations Maureen! Very well deserved 🙂 I’m looking forward to working through all of the others too.
Frugal in WV says
Congrats!! Very well deserved, your photos are always fantastic and I love your writing style. I feel like I am right in your house having a conversation over one of your great recipes! I’m going to go check out the other blogs, I love finding new food blogs to drool over 🙂
Aren’t you sweet!!
Wow! It was my first post and what a response. No, I’m not easily offended. I’m an ex NSW person and grew up knowing a few things by the wrong name! I just get annoyed by the confusion. Have had a few Vic friends go buy the little brown bulbs to put in NSW recipes (such as anything coming out of W’worths) when what was intended were spring or green onions. Check out the telly cooking shows – when Jamie or Nigella slap the spring onions down on the chopping board they never call them shallots and they should know…Have been having a bit of a conversation with Woolworths on and off about, dare I say it, their mislabelling of the poor little things. At last look the label said – shallots (eschallots). Go Coles!
Jennifer (Delicieux) says
Congratulations on your inclusion Maureen!!! Very well deserved, your blog is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the link to She Knows too, I hadn’t heard of it before.
gold price says
Your spring onions look great! I do the same with cloves of garlic. After planting them, they grow nice green shoots that can be used like chives.
I have done that too but I always wait until there’s a new head of garlic to harvest 🙂
Maureen, what an incredible honor to be recognized in Australia’s “Top 10!” No wonder. Your posts are informative, entertaining, well written, and full of innovative recipes. VERY proud of you! Congratulations!