introducing… the stonesoup diaries

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As regular Stonesoup readers will know, I’m a huge fan of Nigel Slater.

If someone was mean enough to force me to pick my favourite food writer, St Nigel would win. Hands down.

So I’ve been saving his book ‘The Kitchen Diaries’ for a while. I’ve been putting off even starting to read it because I knew it would be over too too quickly.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, The Kitchen Diaries has exceeded some pretty high expectations.

Not only that. It completely inspired me.

You see, one of the reasons I started Stonesoup was to keep track of what I was cooking. A way to make sure I wrote down the things I loved so down the track I would be able to recreate that wonderful soup, delicious cake or whatever.

Over the years, Stonesoup has evolved to much more than a kitchen diary. It started with photographs. And then came the videos. All of which I just love doing. But they do take time.

I timed myself recently and it takes about 6 hours to pull together a blog post. From cooking to videoing to photographing to writing to uploading to editing. You get the picture.

So even though I’d love to post more regularly, it just isn’t practical.

But reading The Kitchen Diaries gave me a (I like to think) brilliant idea…

Why not start a companion blog that just focuses on recipes and tips? A way to quickly share what I’ve been cooking.

And so ladies and gentleman, I give you The Stonesoup Diaries.

Really, she’s designed to be served up by email. A daily little ray of sunshine in your inbox.

To join us for more FREE recipes and tips go to:
http://forms.aweber.com/form/85/246734685.htm

Cheers
Jules x

ps. As a THANKYOU gift for those of you who decide to take the plunge and try a daily dose of Stonesoup, you’ll get a FREE copy of my 5 Minute Salads video eCookbook worth $37. No strings, you can cancel whenever you feel like it.

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Katherine September 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Hi Jules,

Sounds fantastic! Could you please provide a link to an RSS feed? I’d love to add it to my Google Reader, not a fan of daily emails.
Thank you!

Katherine

April September 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I second Katherine. I’d be happy to follow if I could add it to my Google Reader, but I’ll pass if it’s e-mail only.

Lyla September 23, 2011 at 1:53 am

Ditto ;o)

jules September 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

Hi Ladies
I hadn’t thought of the rss thing..thanks for suggesting.
Will get onto setting it up.
In the mean time you can have a look over at http://www.thestonesoupdiaries.com

Jackie October 29, 2011 at 4:31 am

Hi Jules,

Just signed up for the “diaries” and downloaded the salad ebook before going on to bigger and better things. I wanted to take a test drive to see how the videos would play on my computer. It may be I am missing something, but I didn’t see any video downloads. Do you have to have a Mac or another device? I love all the beautiful photos!
Jackie

jules November 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Hi Jackie
There are links to the videos on each recipe page in the bottom right hand corner,, they aren’t embedded in the book because it would turn it into a massive file.
Hope that helps
J

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