We Love Amy Bronee

Foodie Of The Week

We Love Amy Bronee

  Tell us all about your blog

  From scratch for a modern family, Family Feedbag is a collection of original recipes and photos from my kitchen in Victoria, BC. Just like home cooks used to jot down a recipe on the back of an envelope for a neighbour, I take notes and photos while I cook and share my recipes on Family Feedbag. Home cooks have always shared recipes, except now our recipes are digital and our neighbourhood is global.

  What inspired you to begin writing about food?

  Feeding a family can feel a little thankless at times. You put a lot of effort into preparing a beautiful meal and in minutes it is eaten and gone. With the blog, I can take photos and share the recipe and have something to point to and say "Look, there, it happened. I made that."

  Describe your favorite food memory

  When I was about 10 years old, my dad set up a pretend burger shop on top of our old portable dishwasher in the middle of the kitchen. He had pickles, cheese, tomatoes, and all the condiments, and my brother and I got to pick what we wanted on our burger and dad wrapped it up in wax paper to serve it to us. I love having fun with food like that!

  Cook or bake—which one? Either,  both, and why?

  Oh man. Really? I can't choose! Both happen in my kitchen pretty equally. Baking apple pie is where I'm at my most genuine in the kitchen, but I also love cooking rustic comfort food like beef stew, herb-roasted pork, or a big pot of cheesy pasta.

  What is the best thing you've ever eaten? Where did you eat it?

  It was a roasted chicken while sitting on a restaurant patio in the Barcelona harbour. I had been backpacking for weeks and living off bread and cheese, which was cheap and easy to find. I met a backpacker from The Yukon and we decided to treat ourselves to a good meal. We feasted hungrily on that crispy bird and the mashed potatoes it came with!

  Share your favorite recipe

Banana Coconut Oatmeal!

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

Follow Karen on Twitter @scatteredmom