Wow! 40 weeks = 40 different bloggers – this is truly so much fun for us! This week we are bringing you Danguole! Go over and say “hi” from Who Needs a Cape! ~ Heather
Your Website? www.10thkitchen.com
When did you start blogging? I started my blog in 2011, with nothing but terrible photos, the foolish idea that I didn’t have to abide by natural light’s schedule, and the willingness to give up all of my free time. It’s been so much fun.
What’s your favorite thing you have published? Lately, I am really digging this Apricot and Vanilla Bean Spuma. It’s like a meringue-sorbet hybrid, and incredibly easy to make. Not too many people have heard of it, so I want to tell anyone who will listen to make it, and make it now. Please.
Bloggers you love? Elizabeth at SugarHero amazes me with her creativity and attention to detail. She’ll come at a dessert recipe from all angles to make it the best and most beautiful it can be, and cuts no corners. Alanna at Bojon Gourmet takes stunning, achingly perfect photos, and her food is inspired and seasonal. Greg at Sippity Sup is always sharing his wealth of knowledge about food–I learn something from that guy with every post. I’m also really into cocktail blogs; Raul at Death to Sour Mix makes some gorgeous, innovative drinks, and I’ve choked on my coffee laughing at least once while reading his posts. Elana from Stir and Strain mixes up some fantastic drinks, and is always on it with what’s happening in the drinking world with Monday Booze News. And countless others, really. I love this community and its beautiful, creative humans. They taught me everything I know.
Biggest flop? So many. So, so many. The time I tried to make a pickle back (that’s a shot of Jameson chased with pickle juice–crazy delicious, if you can believe it) into an actual cocktail comes to mind. Somebody should send me to blogger prison for that one.
Biggest success? In the early days of my blog I was obsessed with Speculoos cookie butter, much like anyone who has taste buds and has tried the stuff. So I made a version from Oreos, because, well, AMERICA. In terms of traffic, that was my first huge success. Even then, it wasn’t at all in line with the kind of food I make, but it’s unabashedly unpretentious and I love it for that reason.
Thanks so much Danguole! We loved sharing you! ~ Heather