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The Details: Please Vote for Spill the Beans in the Blog Awards

So it’s with great joy that I can tell you folks that I’ve been shortlisted out of hundreds for a Blog Award!

It was a real surprise because though this blog is over a year old, there have been times where I’m just too exhausted to write anything! I guess what I’m trying to say is: thank you for reading.

I know that some of the stuff I write about can be pretty niche (HELLO VIDEO GAMING WORLD), but I write about food and drink across all mediums because that’s what I’m mad about. I love that it’s an essential part of life.

Anyway – if you’d like to give me a little vote to possibly win this award, I’d be so grateful – you don’t have to of course – I’m just glad that I have readers!

To vote, simply follow this link here, and select Spill the Beans and then “done!”

Go raibh maith agaibh a chairde – the journey continues.

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Ciao! It’s Italian Week on Spill the Beans

Last week Mr. POH and I celebrated Chinese week where I cooked nothing but food with an Asian-flair but this week we’re going European.

This week, we’re zooming over to Italia, where I’ll be rustling up some tasty (I hope!) Italian dishes.

Included on the menu this week is: Minestrone, Zuppa Toscana, Lasanga and a curious Spaghetti Cake.

I’ll be featuring at least two Italian-themed posts on the blog – movies, culture, recipes? We’ll see!

(Image via WikimediaCommons)

Nǐ hǎo! It’s Chinese Week on Spill the Beans

In a bid to try something a bit different here in the Spill the Beans household, I’m cooking dishes with a Chinese-flair.

So what’s in store for this week? Well we’re kicking off tonight with a Beef Noodle Soup, using egg noodles and beef that’s marinated in soy sauce and garlic.

Tomorrow we’ll switch out the beef for pork, with a sweet and sour dish on the cards. Then on Tuesday – as a celebration of buying a Playstation 4 – we’ll have special fried rice with chicken and prawns.

Wednesday we’re going to go back to beef for some delicious chow mein and then on Thursday I’ll be rustling up some Lemon Chicken.

To finish the working week, we’re going to be a bit bold and indulge in some tasty spareribs and then finally on Saturday we’ll have Lamb Meatballs.

We’re also going to be looking at a few Chinese movies that have food at the core of their story including Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman, The Chinese Feast and the BBC Four documentary The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World.

 

Next week we’re going to change it up with Italian food! So if you have any suggestions on what we should do – feel free to leave a comment below. Zàijiàn!

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Say whaa? It’s my blog’s first birthday!

Oh my gosh! I almost completely forgot that it’s Spill the Beans’ cake day.

When I started this a year ago (even saying that sounds odd), I wasn’t sure where my life was going to take me.

I started food blogging because I love writing. I’ve a pretty wild imagination and writing has always been a release as somewhere to put my thoughts down, even if they’re often higgildy piggildy.

It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions the past while, from looking to work to trying to find the right voice for this blog, but I’m getting there slowly but surely and I’m incredibly grateful for the support I’ve been getting.

A huge thank you to everyone who clicks on here and reads all of my ramblings and blogposts. I know it’s been somewhat sporadic at times but I do appreciate you all sticking with me and sending on your messages of support!

On a personal note: Much grá to my Mammy and my other half Mr POH, who are both superstars and love very much.

Here’s to many more years to come.

If you like what I do, you can follow me on Twitter here, Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Nerdy Nummies: My favourite YouTube channel of the week

When it comes to looking for new food ideas and inspirations whether it be a “how-to” video or a discussion on food, I always head to YouTube to see what it has to offer.

Spoiled for choice, spending some time hunting the millions upon millions of videos can lead you to quite the few gems – and they’re free to watch!

In this feature – that’ll be somewhat sporadic – I’m going to share with you some of my favourite channels. First up, it’s Nerdy Nummies.

With over 2.3 million subscribers, Nerdy Nummies run by Rosanna Pansino is one of the most popular YouTube channels that caters for both food lovers and geeky individuals like myself.

From Lumpy Space Princess lollies and Captain America buns to Simpsons doughnuts, I’m always in awe of what she creates and will definitely be taking a leaf out of her book!

She publishes videos every Tuesday and her most recent one features a Grumpy Cat cake, take a look:

You can check out her goings on, on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.

(Screengrab via Nerdy Nummies on YouTube)