By ELLY JEAN-LOUIS
Editor’s note: Is it 12 weeks already? A few months ago, we set upon finding the best food blogger in all of the lands as part of Mamamia’s Food Blogger Idol competition (which you can read more about here). Elly Jean-Louis whisked her way to the top, was crowned the winner – and for the past 12 weeks she’s been cooking up a storm every Saturday.
Sadly Elly’s three month reign has come to and end, but we’re hoping this won’t be the last we see of her. Because with food this delicious, how could we possibly let her go forever?
If you want to keep following Elly, check out her instagram (@three_whisks) and her (forthcoming – in 2 weeks) website, www.threewhisks.com. Now over to Elly for her last post as MM Food Blogger…
Today is the day that I knew was coming… I didn’t think it would arrive so soon. Today is my last post for Mamamia and it has been a great ride.
Writing this post was tricky. I spent the morning filled with delay tactics because I didn’t want it to come to an end. The last three months have been such an amazing journey both physically (juggling two full time jobs) and mentally (juggling two full time jobs). You have all taught me a lot – – so thank you. I have experienced weeks where you have all loved what I’ve made and weeks where you have not.
At first it was quite confronting to hear such strong criticism from people I didn’t know… however, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for being honest and letting me see where I can improve. For all of you who have been overwhelmingly positive, I would also like to say thank you. It’s been great to hear feedback from people other than my family, friends and boyfriend.
To Mamamia, thank you for your support – it has been such a fun and exciting experience and I know that I will be continuing my food blogging journey.
So here it is…my final post:
As the weather is warming up (hello summer, we have missed you) I thought there would be no better way than to finish with one of my favourite things…a picnic.
So here it is… my ultimate picnic menu.
1. ROAST PUMPKIN AND GOATS CHEESE TART.
What you need:
500g pumpkin, cut into wedges
4 thyme sprigs
120g goats cheese, crumbled
3 tablespoons basil pesto
1 sheet store bought pastry
1 egg and milk (to make an eggwash)
Rocket to serve