Elmarie is one of the most talented foody bloggers I know! Her recipes are so tantalizing that I almost wish there was a scratch and taste option online when she creates something new! She has such a sunshine personality & I love sharing a bottle of wine or two with her!
Tell me a bit about yourself.
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.
Where did your business idea come from?
I have been in the food industry ever since I can remember. It is an ongoing evolution - one thing leads to another. I have clear goals and am determined to achieve them. The only thing I don’t have control over is when.
How do you juggle mom life and your business?
It is an ongoing struggle to juggle everything, I try to do all my work in the mornings. In the afternoons, it is the kiddies time and when I can keep my eyes open in the evenings, I will try to work.
What do you do to relax?
Me, in my kitchen with candles on and a glass of great red wine. Then I want to make something new not what I need to make for dinner.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy/ France/Croatia / Greece / Spain/ Portugal and Napa Valley I can go on and on …………
What advice would you give to other moms wanting to venture out on a business idea/opportunity
Go for it!!!! Just keep on going, there will be moments when doubt comes in or people try to pull you down. Remember when you want to give up why you’ve started.
What is your best “mom moment”
At night in bed went my kiddies wants to lay with me and I hear the words; ”I love you mommy"
Where can people follow you/social media accounts?
My Blog: https://www.elmarieberry.com/