Hi, I’m Amy. It’s very nice to meet you.
Name: Amy Jones
Profession: I work in the digital team of a charity
Distinguishing features: Massive red hair, big blue eyes
Likes: Reading, video games, sewing, aikido, superhero films, fast internet connection, comfortable shoes, new notebooks, tulips, Radio 4
Dislikes: Tomatoes, Noel Edmunds, wet feet, Call of Duty, horror films, spreadsheets
Specialist skills: A knowledge of all the words to Barenaked Ladies “One Week” and a willingness to perform it to crowds of people, the ability to fold my tongue in on itself, Grade 5 saxophone, excellent at thumb wars
Actual useful skills: I’m pretty damn good at making pastry and very fast reading (I read the seventh Harry Potter book twice in 24 hours when it came out. Probably shouldn’t be admitting that on a public forum)
Downfalls: I’m the second clumsiest person in the world (first is my dad) and I have the tendency to cry at everything
About She Cooks, She Eats
I started blogging in 2010. I was 20, I was learning to cook as an escape from a tough time in my life and I wanted somewhere to put my recipes. My mum started telling the world and their wife about my blog (bless you, Mam) and my friends starting talking about it and gradually word spread. Now, people seem to actually like my corner of the internet. I know, it surprises me too.
When I first started blogging I was at university (reading philosophy at Warwick), working in Gamestation on the weekends and living with my parents. Since then I’ve graduated, moved to a crappy house share in London with a kitchen so tiny I couldn’t turn around whilst holding a pan, been a freelance writer, got a job in digital media and moved into a one-bed flat in Wood Green with my boyfriend, Garry, with the most beautiful (but teeny-tiny) kitchen in the world.
I’m not a foodie (I wish) and I’m not a trained cook. I’m just someone who really, really likes to eat. On weekdays I want my dinner with as little effort as possible, and on weekends I’m happy to experiment a bit more.
This blog is my cooking and eating journal. If I make something and it tastes nice, I’ll let you know about it. If I eat somewhere I love, I’ll let you know about it. Recently people have started to get in touch and say they want to send me things to eat — I very rarely say no (free food > non-free food) but I’ll always be honest and say that it was sent to me, and I’ll always tell you what I really think of it.
People tell me that my recipes help them make something yummy, or that my tips have made making something simple. I love it when this happens. If you have anything in particular you want me to make or if you have any questions, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.
So…that’s it! I hope you enjoy my blog,
Love, Amy xx