Friday Features: Delightful Repast

FridayFeatures3In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.

1. What’s your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?

I’m Jean at Delightful Repast, which got its name from something my husband says. He is very polite and humorous, often simultaneously, and has said to me after nearly every dinner I’ve ever made for him, “Thank you for the delightful repast.” How could I name my food blog anything else!

2. What can a new visitor expect to find from your blog?

Though I’m an omnivore, recipes I’ve developed include gluten-free, nondairy, vegan and vegetarian as well as dishes that reflect my heritage (half English, half Southern) and eclectic tastes. I also write a bit about wine, tea and travel. I give lots of detail in my recipes so that cooks at all levels can have success. And I do giveaways of things like my favorite kitchen equipment and my favorite teas.

3. What is one lesson you’ve learned about blogging since you first started your website?

I’ve learned that it takes an incredibly long time to produce a good blog post, so I’m glad I decided at the very outset, when I had no idea, to post just once a week. It’s a posting frequency I’ve been able to maintain since February 2010.

4. What is your favorite way to get moving, burn calories and energy, and get your exercise-on?

I like walking. Running might be more fun, but the build-up/wear-out ratio doesn’t work for me; it damages me more than it helps me. And I do stretching and weight training several times a week.

5. Let’s talk traveling: what is your favorite place to visit in your favorite city or town for vacationing?

I like so many different sorts of places. Deserts, oceans, lakes, national parks. England is very special to me, especially the countryside and small villages. Wine-growing regions anywhere are another favorite. And wherever I go, I search out good food and the best places to have a posh afternoon tea.

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