Today’s blog marks the last in the current series of Why we blog.. I hope you have enjoyed meeting all of the bloggers who have featured in the series and that you have discovered some new blogs to follow and enjoy. I’ve loved sharing all of these blogs and reading all of your wonderful comments and thoughts (do check back every so often in case there’s any comments waiting for you on your post). The strength of our wonderful community just shines through every day and for which I am extremely grateful, starting this blog was one of the best things I’ve ever done ☺️
Remember you can read all of the series again on my Why we blog.. page.
I will be doing another series at some point as there are many other blogs and bloggers I would like to feature, but for now, enjoy the fabulous blog from the fabulous Lidia, that is Oh Lidia..
How long have you had your blog?
I started my blog in September 2012.
What was your reason for starting it?
I received an e-mail from my dear friend Sue and it went something like this:
“I’ve been thinking Lidia that you should start a blog. Actually, you must start a blog. You simply must!”
You see, every time I baked or cooked something crazy amazing, I would e-mail her with a detailed description of what I’d made and tell her that she just HAD to try it. And she would try it and always use some expletives to describe it.
What is your constant inspiration?
Love. Love of good food. Love how food brings people together.
Love for my family and trying to feed them yummy and healthy (most times!) food.
Love for my Italian roots and keeping them alive for my girls by cooking the foods my mom and dad cooked for me.
And making everything I do with love.
How would you describe your blog?
My blog is a journal of sorts. Behind every recipe is a story, or memory.
Where does your blog name come from?
I thought and thought about a name for quite some time. Finally, it hit me.
Whenever my friends, especially my best friend Loren, would try something that I had made, they would say, “Oh Lidia! This is so good!”. Or my daughters, Charlotte and Emma, would always say, “Oh mama…this is amazing!”. And my hubby of course, who would always say, “Oh Lidia!”.
Except he said it when I drove him crazy!
What are your longer term aims for your blog?
Not sure… I know I’d like to focus some posts more locally, such as great places to eat in and around Montreal, great food shops; things I’m loving at the moment, which might not necessarily involve a recipe; definitely more
cooking and baking with kids.
Any final words for my readers?
Be passionate about everything you do.
Do it for yourself and no one else.
Do it all with love… it’ll be so much more rewarding! And fun too!