About

Welcome to my blog!  I’m Karinna, the cook behind Cheesy Biscuit.  I hope you find a recipe here that you like enough to try…

I’ve been cooking for years, and have always enjoyed time spent in the kitchen, but for a long time I felt like I was a much better eater than I was cook.  When I first left home, I approached cooking with a throw-it-all-together-and-hope-for-the-best attitude, with, I have to admit, a pretty varying scale of success.  I made all sorts of things that I’d never tasted growing up, and started eating out regularly – lots of inspiration to be found there.  By my early twenties I’d got in to cooking curries, going beyond the fairly limited  (although delicious) selection that my mother used to make.  A few years later I knew I was good at what I was good at, if you know what I mean, but stuck to my comfort zone. 

But now, I’m enjoying cooking more than ever.  Over the past few years something has changed – a passion has started to bloom and it’s complimented by a kitchen confidence I didn’t quite have before.  Cooking for those I love means a lot to me – whether it’s something really quick and simple (let’s face it: most days do not contain enough hours), or a table groaning from the weight of plates piled high with curries and salads and pastries and chutneys.  The happy upshot of my heightened enjoyment of cooking is not only that my diet is the best it’s ever been – balanced, varied, and packed full of fresh produce, but also that my food has got better – more inventive and more flavoursome. 

Of course, this doesn’t mean that everything works out perfectly the first time – so I created this blog.  Partly to act as a reminder of the dishes that we’ve tried as the weeks and months go by and to log the tweaks I’d make next time round, but also as a source of inspiration.  Following other food blogs gives me constant motivation.  I’m constantly learning and make no claims to be an expert – for me, cooking shouldn’t be about ego.  Flavour, and enjoying the process is what counts in my view, and both are always going to be at the heart of my food.  If my recipes happen to be a catalyst for anybody else to get in the kitchen and have a bit of fun, then much the better!

 

 

 

By the way, thanks if you’ve thought of me, but I am currently not accepting blog awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 comments

  1. bitsofnice · · Reply

    Hey! I’ve had the opportunity to pass on a Liebster award and I have nominated you! I hope you accept it http://littlebitsofnice.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/liebster-blog-award/ 🙂

  2. To return the favour:
    I just love your blog and that’s why I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you choose to accept it. For more information, see my post on Awards: http://wp.me/p3Uj0i-Q7

  3. […] been nominated for a Liebster award by the lovely Karina over at her blog https://cheesybiscuit.wordpress.com/  Thank you […]

  4. Thanks for your visit Karinna… it has led me to your very lovely blog! 🙂

  5. Hey Karinna! Just came across your blog. Look forward to your recipes 🙂
    xx
    B

    1. Thanks for the follow, glad you like some of my recipes!

  6. Hi Karina, have a look I’ve nominated you for the WordPress Family Award ♡
    https://shivaaydelights.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/dragons-loyalty-sunshine-wordpress-family-awards-%e2%98%86%e2%98%86%e2%98%86/

    I very much appreciate you!
    Love D x

  7. Thanks for checking out my blog! Love what I’m seeing of yours so far :).

  8. bitsofnice · · Reply

    Hello hello fellow brightonian! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Shine On Award (http://littlebitsofnice.com/2014/02/14/sunshine-award-and-shine-on-award/) should you wish to accept it and pass it on. Totally up to you! X

  9. Hi Karinna, I’m delighted that Elaine @Foodbod has introduced me to your wonderful blog xx

  10. Hi Karinna, started following your blog recently. I like this post, and the honesty in it. My story is similar, never claim to be an expert, always ready to experiment with healthy choices. Do check my blog when you get a chance.

  11. Hi Karinna. Thank you for checking out my blog. I had to write because I found it funny that at the moment I got notification that “cheesy biscuit” liked one of my posts, I was putting a grocery list together to make biscuits. :). I like what I see on your blog, and look forward to trying some of your recipes.

  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog, it helped me discover yours. 🙂

    I look forward to exploring the posts later in the week.

  13. Hey there Karina! It’s taken me too long to get back over and check out your blog. I likey! You write brilliantly and there are plenty of drool-worthy recipes to ponder (pondering right now. Red cabbage, red cabbage…). I think we’re going to be friends. Well, if you’ll still accept me in view of my tardiness in returning the blog visit. Ahem. L xx

    1. Ha, I don’t hold blog visit tardiness against people 😉 Thanks for your kind words and glad you like the look of some of the recipes! Hope you continue to do so. Your chocolate banana cake post has inspired me to make something similar tomorrow 🙂

  14. Hello Karinna, thank you for following my blog and I am exited to see new posts from you..;)

  15. Hi Karinna, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a trace which led me to discover yours 🙂 Love your blog and hope to see more from you!! Happy blogging and stay connected 🙂

  16. Hi Karinna! Lovely blog and many nice recipes that I’d like to try! 🙂
    Have a great week!
    Mila

  17. Dear Karinna,
    Thanks for the visit! What a great blog you have set up, I also love to cook for those I love, it feels so satisfying. Looking forward to following you on your cooking adventures 🙂

  18. what a lovely page 🙂 Liking everything you have to say. Spending time in the kitchen is for sure time well spent and I love that you think that, too.

  19. Thanks for your recent like and for introducing me to YOUR site! -Moira

  20. I’m glad you liked my post as its given me a chance to look through your blog. Lovely. You’ve got a relaxed writing style and your food is stunning. I’ll follow for more. Blog on 😉 xx

    1. Thanks, that’s so nice to hear! Heading back over to yours now for a more in depth look 🙂

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