Hello – I’m Ren, thank you for visiting my blog!
I started writing my food blog (originally called Fabulicious Food!) in November 2010, in the depths of winter in an attempt to brighten things up a bit and to share my love of food with others. Since then, I’ve completed a Diploma in Journalism with Distinction and and Food Styling Course at Leiths School of Food and Wine.
I now write here as well as for other foodie publications, such as JamieOliver.Com, the Good Food Channel, Great British Chefs and Love Food.com.
I’ve always been slightly obsessed with food, having grown up in a Polish foodie household. Looking back, as a family we always seemed to be celebrating something – my mother being a fantastic homecook and host.
Food has always been important to me, whether eating out, throwing parties or when travelling – always looking for the best places to eat rather than visit!
Before having children, I worked as a lawyer, but these days you are more likely to find me in the kitchen than in the courtroom! As a stay-at-home mum to three young children (7, 5 and 7 months) I now spend most of my time cooking, cleaning and ferrying them around, though I like to sneak a bit of blogging and writing in, too.
When cooking, I like using fresh, seasonal ingredients. I also enjoy baking and am very often influenced by the hearty, Eastern European food of my childhood. We enjoy pottering around farm shops and visiting the farmer’s markets and we are lucky enough to live in a thriving market town with plenty of local producers nearby.
I have also always very much enjoyed taking food classes and courses and so blogging about my adventures also seemed like a natural way to share my stories.
Starting my blog has, above all else, prompted me to use my brain, write more, venture out of my comfort zone and begin to obsessively take photos of food.
Cooking, for me, is never a chore. It’s all about experimenting with new flavours or techniques and finding things that work and can easily be fitted in to a busy day.
On my blog you’ll find -
- Seasonally-inspired recipes
- Ideas for Family Friendly Food
- The odd big chocolate cake/sweet treat
- A monthly blogging event/link up hosted by myself called Simple and In Season
- Cookbook and kitchen/food product reviews
- Write-ups of blog events/food festivals
- Links to other fab blogs/websites
I hope that my blog will always be a place to connect with the outside world and share my love of good food.
Please feel free to leave comments, it’s a wonderful way to interact and it would be really lovely to hear from you.
You can contact me: info AT renbehan DOT com or follow me on Twitter @RenBehan
A batch of cupcakes made at a very productive, one-day cupcake class at Cakes 4 Fun,
sparking my interest to blog!