Valentines Day Edition: Our Favourite Slow Blogs

Photo Credit: Damien Pitter

I thought it fitting that in honour of Valentines Day we should celebrate all of the slow blogs that you love… and nominated here on the site during December. Here we go:

A Little Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate and More: A Girl’s Guide to Cooking Mexican Food Just Like Her Abuelita
in which the blogger, a translator in California, brings the delights of Mexican cooking into your home.

Elusive Onions
in which Laurie, who lives on Vancouver Island, explores ideas about slow food, organic food, and local eating and records the changes in her own eating habits.

Food and Thoughts
in which Zarah Maria in Denmark writes about food… including many posts about COOKIES! Her photographs are going to make you salivate!

in which the blogger shares her collection of daily life experiences. She says, “It’s raw, precious, and one of a kind.”

Life, Love and Food
in which Rose-Anne welcomes the reader into her cyber kitchen for food and conversation.

Random Thoughts
in which KCarter, engineer by trade, explores philosophy, theology and Christianity… sometimes through poetry

Ted and Debbie
in which Ted and Debbie write about how they raise five children and keep life simple.

Throwback at Trapper Creek
in which the blogger keeps “A diary, of sorts, to chronicle the similarities and differences of homesteading on a 1881 farm, in present day. Our farm is located in the Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River Gorge. Our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible. We rotationally graze our beef cattle, use pigs to turn our compost and raise pastured turkeys. We raise most of our own food, use wood from our woodlot for heat, and maintain our own watershed, using a hydraulic rams for water delivery. Truly the best of both worlds! While this blog may contain some humorous posts, we are dead serious about quality of the food we raise for our family and our meat customers. We just try to see the entertaining side of country living and farm life.”

Happy Valentines Day! Enjoy the new blogs… and tell us what other blogs you’ve been enjoying.


  1. Gracias for mentioning my little old blog, "A Little Cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate" as a favorite of yours. Actually, I'n surprised, but extremely gratified–and grateful–that you do. Thanks again and Saludos!

  2. What a great list! My blog and I are tickled to be included here. I'll point my readers in your direction in my next post.And might I add that's there's just no way I can resist a blog called Elusive Onions? Oh my–onions make my heart skip a beat! I can't wait to dip into Laurie's blog.Happy Valentine's Day to all!

  3. I was linked here via La Traductora, who commented on my blog. Love the manifesto — that really encapsulates my own blogging philosophy but I've never seen it articulated so well! Thank you!

  4. Hi Monna, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your mentioning Elusive Onions last Thursday. I discovered Slow Blogs back in November, and have returned to it again and again. Through you I've discovered other wonderful blogs, and I've found your post "Read Slowly" and your manifesto to be most encouraging. There are days when I wonder why I'm doing this. No one seems to read but friends and family. I wonder if I'm blogging "wrong". You remind me again and again that there is no wrong, that I can write for myself and for my own reasons (to practice, to discover my voice, to improve my writing, because I want to). I'm ever grateful for that. My post this week includes links to Slow Blogs. I hope others enjoy it as much as I do. Laurie

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