Foodie Facebook: Cheri

It was Cheri’s stunning photography that first drew me to her blog, Kitchen Simplicity, but her warm and friendly nature that kept me coming back.

For a self-professed kitchen ‘amateur’, Cheri certainly can turn out some gorgeous food. There are days when I think about hopping on a plane to Oslo just so I can get in on some of it.

Hey, it can’t be that much colder in Norway than it is now in Canada, right?

Name: Cheri

Place: Oslo, Norway

Occupation: Mom

UtHC: What is your earliest childhood food memory?

When I was 3 or 4 my imagination got the better of me and I could not get myself to eat scrambled eggs. To me all the shapes looked like little animals. A plate full of little sheep, puppies and kitties. How could my mom expect me to eat such cute little creatures? Eventually, I was able to get it out of my head and now I enjoy eggs almost daily.

UtHC: What did you eat today?

Breakfast: Eggs and Toast (see daily!)
Lunch: Shrimp and Asparagus Penne
Supper: Tacos
And a couple of truffles sprinkled throughout. 🙂

UtHC: What will your kids never be allowed to eat?

Can their own feces be an answer? I cannot count the number of times that I have had to stop my son from putting his hands in his mouth after waving them around in the forbidden poopy zone while I change his diaper. So far no feces has been eaten.. that I know of.

Other then the obvious, I don’t know if there is anything that I wouldn’t allow my kids to eat EVER, but on a daily basis we keep things fairly healthy. And, homemade is always best. 🙂

UtHC: What do you always have on hand in your fridge?

My fridge is pretty tiny. I am 5’4″ and can see over the top of it, and it includes a freezer! So my fridge does not stay stocked with too much outside of the basics, like milk and eggs. I shop every couple days to last only a couple of days. It took me a while to get used to it but on the bright side, nothing goes to waste! 🙂

UtHC: What is you beverage of choice?

Water. I know, how boring! I wish I could say something else, but I am just not that exciting. Nothing quenches thirst to me like water and it is not very often that I crave something different.

UtHC: If you could have dinner with anyone n the history of man, who would it be?

I would have to say Jesus. Anyone who can turn water into wine and make a meal for one stretch to thousands is very welcome at my table.
Besides, I love Him and would love to see His smile.

UtHC: OK, it’s your last meal ever, what do you have?

Hands down my mothers Turkey dinner. Nothing beats a classic.

Ed Note: Thanks so much, Cheri!! A very Happy New Year to you, with side of turkey & cranberry sauce, too!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Thanks for the introduction. Lovely photos indeed. And since my youngest is all about putting her hands in her diaper I can understand her limitations on food.

  2. Being Cheri's sister I am laughing. His own poop hehehe also hands down to moms dinner. Cheri, it would be mine too. Cheri is my food hero and a wonderful sister thanks for featuring her.

  3. Nice to meet you Cheri! I understand the poop dilemma as well!

  4. Nice interview. I like her blog a lot!

  5. Jan (Mixing Bowl Kids) says

    Thanks for the introduction to this great blog. I love these profiles you're doing.

  6. Thank you so much Aimee for grilling me with these fun questions. 🙂 It was a blast!

    It is so nice to meet you all. 🙂

  7. Such cute answers. Thanks for sharing; can't wait to check out her blog.

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