Welcome to Kitchen Swoon, a blog about life in the heart of your home.
It’s a place to indulge your love of cooking, baking, kitchen design and kitchenware.
At Kitchen Swoon you’ll find recipe reviews, how-tos, cooking guides for home cooks and travellers, tips for designing your dream kitchen and help to plan family meals, dinner parties and special occasions.
Who is Kitchen Swoon?
Hi there. I’m Vanessa Monaghan, editor-in-chief here at Kitchen Swoon.
I love writing about life in my kitchen – what I’m cooking and baking each week, the state of my kitchen renovation, the kitchenware I covet and lots more.
I’m also obsessed with taking photos and writing about food, but developing recipes really isn’t my thing. Instead, I test recipes from blogs, magazines and cookbooks and report back on the results.
Eating well and building good food habits are a priority for me. I work on being mindful about food every day and believe in the 80/20 rule as a guide to good eating for life.
Some of my favourite things are:
- Family dinners and long lunches with friends.
- Eating outdoors whenever possible.
- Baking birthday cakes.
- A glass (or two) of prosecco.
- Fresh flowers on my kitchen table.
- Exploring farmer’s markets on weekends.
- Cooking local dishes when I travel.
- Collecting cookbooks.
- Christmas cooking specials on T.V. and
- Writing bakery themed cosy mystery novels.
I have two creative teenagers who are incredibly fussy eaters, except when it comes to anything with chocolate.
Picky eating aside, dining out as a family is often a challenge for us due to a peanut allergy and coeliac disease. Sometimes it’s just easier for us to cook at home where we can control the ingredients and avoid cross-contamination. This is especially true when we travel, but the advantage of this is that I get to explore local supermarkets and farmer’s markets, something I love to do.
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