ABOUT AMY

Hi, I'm Amy Bronee and thanks for reading my blog. You'll find here a collection of stories, recipes and images from my family kitchen in Victoria, British Columbia.

Content on Family Feedbag is homemade. That means I develop the recipes, cook it from scratch, take the photos and package it all together with words to share with other home cooks. If there is one thing I hope you take away from this blog, it's that you value yourself more as a home cook. The work you do is important, to your family and to your community. It's not just dinner. It's also love, nourishment and memories.


I'm proud to be part of the canning renaissance in home kitchens. My first cookbook The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes will be released on June 9th, 2015. Whether you have been thinking about trying canning, or you have been doing it for years, my cookbook will guide you through the simple steps to safely preserve delicious jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and more at home. To back up my canning credentials, in February 2013 I earned a certificate in home food preservation through the University of Georgia and the National Center for Home Food Preservation. If I can make jam from it or pickle it, I probably will.

I'm an agri-friendly food blogger, meaning I particularly enjoy learning about how food gets from the family farm to the family table, and I adore telling those stories and writing recipes that showcase those quality whole ingredients.

I have two boys - a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old. Although getting them to eat what's put in front of them is a constant challenge, it's important to me that my kids learn to prepare food from scratch and have fun in the kitchen.
Mr. Feedbag commutes to work on a bicycle and never says no to something home cooked. But he doesn't always leave the cooking to me. In fact, he makes an orzo dish with seared scallops that's one of my favourite dishes ever. He's the best.

I get a lot of inspiration from the casual cooking styles of Chef Michael Smith, Jamie Oliver, Ina Garten and local chef Dan Hayes. Since early 2012, I have been teaching cooking classes at Hayes' cooking school, The London Chef, and at community centres around Victoria.

Family Feedbag was started in February 2011 and has received several awards and recognitions.
 
TO CONTACT ME: amybronee@gmail.com

You can also find Family Feedbag on Facebook and Twitter.