Guest Corner | Berry Good Food, Elmarie Berry

I am a food and wine lover, I started my blog to capture all my new recipes and my adventures in the winelands.

I am married to the most amazing husband who is my biggest fan, supporter (and investor). His love and passion for wine makes it so easy to enjoy and learn from each other, this year 2017 we made our first wine, a Cabernet Franc and a Merlot. So I will tell you in 2 years’ time how that went…..

We have two kids that really keeps me busy and so humble, I am sure all the mom’s out there knows what I am talking about, but I couldn’t imagine my life without them! They love to be in the kitchen with me.

Like I said I have a passion and a love for food, wine and traveling. Something that really gives me a kick is discovering a new place or wine.  My hobby is visiting wine farms, usually in the mornings before I have to pick up the kids from school (don’t worry I use the spittoon), lucky for me we live in the winelands.

This blog is a tribute to my way of life. 

Finding fantastic wines. Choosing my food seasonal.  Keeping it local.  Exploring my backyard.  Enjoying my kitchen.  Keeping it simple.  Cooking for friends and family. Pairing food and wine.  Being active. Travel.  Learning more.  Love and appreciate people and life.  Being content.

-Elmarie Berry

1.     What inspired you to write about food?

I love everything about food the nutrition, the taste and  the look , to put my feelings out there about a certain recipe gives me great joy. The best of all is to tell my followers that great food doesn't have to be difficult to make, everyone can make yummy food.

2.     How would you describe your site to new readers?

My site is my baby it grows with me , you will see in the beginning my photography skills wasn't that great with loads of practice it is much better and I really enjoy taking photo's.

Like my photography my food also changed over the past years, first I loved baking, I still do just healthier.  The one thing that remains the same is my passion for wine and to explore our beautiful winelands.  My readers can find healthy, easy food and then lots and lots of food and wine pairings with some of my favourite wines.

3.     You try a new recipe and it does not turn out the way you had planned, what do you do?

When I tried a new recipe and it does not turn out the way I planned, I wing it, I will invent something new and have lots of fun doing it. That is one thing I am not afraid to do is fail because that is the fasted you grow and became better in what you do.

4.     What are your three favourite ingredients?

My 3 favourite ingredients are:  cinnamon, eggs, butter.

5.     What are you 3 worst ingredients?

My 3 worst ingredients are:  I don't have any.

6.     What is your favourite local restaurant? Why?

My favourite local restaurant is Guardian Peak. It has the most incredible views, the food is always great. You know what to expect and are never disappointed.  Their wines are of exceptional quality and a dinner their with the family doesn't break the bank.

7.     Give your top food blog that inspire you the most? 

Anisa Sabbet inspires me the most, I love her photography.

8.     What’s the one super power you wish you had? 

I don't know if it is a super power, but I wish I could relax more and don't stress about being the best mom and keeping all the balls in the air, but I assume that is what all mom's does and thats why being a mom is a super power by itself.

9.     What is the most memorable dish that you have made?

The most memorable dish I made was a healthy dessert. I will keep on going back to that recipe and my kids loved it. 

You can read more about the Berry Good Food that Elmarie Berry creates on her blog. Or you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.

*Thank you Elmarie for appearing in this guest article. 

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