Let me be the first to say that I am not in any way, shape or form a chef. I have had absolutely no formal training and not even the tiniest qualification. I do have a mountain of cookbooks that are like friends and a serious addiction to Alton Brown‘s Good Eats. (Thanks to Cindy and Brandon at The Bayou for that introduction) I have been known to ignore life completely when Iron Chef is on and I well up every time a house move forces me to throw away my collection of BBC Good Food magazines.

I’ve also been cooking pretty much ever since I can remember. I have vivid memories of poring over my “Debbie Learns to Cook” and trying to decide which of the recipes I was going to make next. To be fair, not much has changed since then. Heck, my family still tease me relentlessly, almost thirty years on, about the time I served oatmeal porridge as a starter for a roast chicken dinner.

I guess what I’m trying to say it that while I don’t have any qualifications, I’m more than a little smitten with my kitchen, and that’s what I want this blog to be about. It’s about the fun you have planning a meal. It’s that “oh oh oh ” moment when you think of the one ingredient that will elevate that old family favourite. It’s about falling in love with with flavours and that waft of feisty fragrance when you take the lid off a pot. It’s about that fabulous feeling you get when sharing your food with friends and family. In short, it’s about fudgin’ good food.




30 Responses to “About”

  1. Pasta Princess February 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Hi 🙂 I stopped by to say thank you for visiting my blog, for the likes and comment and to look at your bog. You have a great blog – have a great day!

  2. Big Hungry Gnomes August 12, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my little blog. I just thought I would let you know that my blog has moved and is now bighungrygnomes.co.uk. Unfortunately, if you want to remain subscribed to my blog, you will have re-subscribe to this new address. I realise this is a little bit of a nuisance but I would really appreciate your continuing support and interest in my blog

  3. sharon August 16, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks for checking out my blog too (oops–almost typed “glob”–I guess that works for a cooking topic!). Your recipes look delicious.

  4. Teresa August 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for checking out my blog and liking the Red Velvet Cake. I hope you try it some time and let me know how it turned out.

  5. roxyboots August 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    I love your blog fab photos and delish looking dishes! I will have to come back and peruse again later. thanks for the visit!

  6. violetski September 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate😃
    You have a great blog with yuuuuuuummmmmmyyyy posts!!! Looking forward to hear moreyummmmy news 😍

    • fudgingood September 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Thank you! I love your pictures, they are absolutely beautiful.

  7. Candy September 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog, you have some lovely recipes 🙂

    • fudgingood September 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      Thank you and right back at you 🙂

  8. Candy October 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Hi, Your blog looks fantastic :-), I have just nomimated you for the Liebster Award! Find out what it’s all about here:


  9. brianitus October 14, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Hello. Thanks for liking my most recent post.

    Looking at your pictures have made me quite hungry. I’ve had my share of misadventures in the kitchen. I think I’ll be a regular visitor here. Maybe I’ll pick up more than a few points from you.

  10. terrepruitt October 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    You might not BE a chef, but it sure looks like you COOK like one! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree with brianitus, I was hungry to begin with and your blog has made me ravenous!

  11. Labrynthe December 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Oh my lord! Your blog is amazing!

    Deeply flattered that you liked one of my measly “kitchen antic” posts! Thank you!

  12. cupcaketravels December 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Hi and thanks for liking my post – I look forward to reading through your blog too!

  13. pantryobsession February 3, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Hey there. Thanks for liking my post and I’m so glad you did because I’ve just checked out your blog and love it – so, I’m following… 🙂

  14. charliesbird April 9, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Hey FG, from one old hometown girl to another, chuffed I found your blog. You’re making me all inspired to get into that kitchen again! Good to see you here in the blogosphere! (Any tips welcome, entertaining you brother this weekend, what’s his favourite favourite?)

  15. soulofspice May 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for stopping by! You have a lovely blog & an engaging writing style. Look forward to discovering more of your posts 🙂 charu

    • fudgingood May 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      Right back at you and thanks for your kind words 😀

  16. Mio~Caro~Sole May 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and “like”-ing my post! I look forward to seeing more of your recipes!

  17. carmenaidacreates August 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Like you, I’m no chef – just love good food. Thanks for liking my post “Feast – Steamed Lobsters” Like anyone can mess up this? I’ll be back for sure. Carmen Aida

  18. sensitive flour August 31, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Hey! I’ve nominated you for an award. No obligation to accept but if you want to check it out then please do. http://sensitiveflour.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/none-of-this-would-have-been-possible-without/ Have a great day!

  19. ohiocook May 6, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  20. TCombinator May 17, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Thanks for liking my shiitake and asparagus recipe. I’ve added you to my RSS reader. Not a big fan of fudge, but I do like fudging food 🙂

    • fudgingood May 18, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      Aw, thanks so much for that. I’m making your shiitake pasta for supper tonight and am REALLY looking forward to it. Hope you enjoy my upcoming posts!

  21. TanGental May 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my feeble little cookery post. Gives a bloke some confidence to keep trying. Your stuff looks scrumptitious….!

    • fudgingood May 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

      Right back at you, both for stopping by and you cake truffles look gorgeous.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


the port elizabeth blogger

The Banting Cook

Banting recipes – low carb, sugar free and gluten free. Banting recipes I have tried - those that have failed and those that have been a success! I am not a dietician, I'm just a gal who loves to cook banting food, and keep it as good as possible! Obviously all recommendations throughout this and other posts are not intended as an alternative, treatment, or prevention of diseases, medical treatments or advice. The reader takes full responsibility for counting nutritional information such as carbs, while trying any and all recipes :-)

Primal Perks

Passionately sharing info about the paleo/primal, high fat/low carb diet and lifestyle

With All My Affection

A Montreal Lifestyle Blog

Mrs Stanton's Makes

Bake. Craft. Review. Create.

China through the Eyes of a Chinese-American.

Trying to make my difference in the world by teaching English in underdeveloped China for the next two years as a Teach for China Fellow.


Photography and Adventure - Greater Things to Come

The epicurean kitten

Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance, Epicurus

Whole to the Core Blog

Being fit and healthy. Living the Abundant Life

Kate's Travel Tales

A technological advance on quill and ink on parchment in airmail envelopes


the taste of asia


Colourful Good Food & Positive Lifestyle

adorable life

eat,craft,travel,love...in short live your life and njoy


Food, Photography & Joie de Vivre


A handcrafted life is a happy life.


eat. sleep. adventure.

%d bloggers like this: