Hi, I’m Julia, the face behind Julia’s Cuisine. Take a seat, grab a cup and have a browse!
I started the food blog back in 2015 with a whole load of recipes that I’d been writing and storing on my computer for quite a while. Things started out messy, unlit and fuzzy. But we’ve come a long way from the dark days!
The blog has undergone a renovation in 2020 in hopes to keep sharing delicious recipes with you all.
I have lived down here in southern Spain for the past 24 years. My second home is Newfoundland, Canada where I spent the first half of my life. I share my home with my husband, two children, one dog and a few cats! I developed a love for food over two decades ago and from then that has not changed.
I am a stay at home mom and spend most of my days doing the usual stuff that mom’s do. Cooking plays a big part in my life, as we all love to eat. I love cooking, photographing, writing about, sharing and eating food. So, here I hope to share with you some of my kitchen creations!
About the food
The inspiration for the recipes on this site have come from so many different places. After years of browsing cookbooks, Internet sites/blogs, hosting and attending dinner parties, eating out combined with old family favourites, I started creating my own collection. I have been writing my own recipes for about five years now and have been sharing them on the blog for the past two and a half years!
For the most part, the recipes are my own creations or takes on things I have seen somewhere. However, I do at times share recipes from cookbooks, websites, blogs, magazines, and so on. I always credit that source if I am copying a recipe.
As for the recipes, you are likely to find just about anything on here. I am a stickler for using fresh whole foods. However, sometimes you will see a can of this or tin of that. I would also like to add, that I am a huge fan of substitution. If you are new to cooking, you may want to follow a recipe to a tee to make sure it turns out. However, experience has taught me that most ingredients can be substituted for something else. Don’t be put off a recipe because you don’t like a certain ingredient. Just swap it out for something or in some cases you can omit it all together. That is the whole fun about cooking!
Growing up in Newfoundland, Canada and then moving to Spain in my twenties, I have been influenced with such vast diversity in my cooking. As a kid, I spent a lot of years around my grandmother and great-grandmother. They cooked every single bite from scratch. At the time, I certainly didn’t take a whole lot of notice of this, I just sat and ate. Well, sometimes I ate, as I was the picky one! However, later in life I realized the values of home cooking and wanted to bring their love to my family and dinner table every day.
I am a self taught cook and learned most of what I know through cookbooks. However, I have to give a big credit to Readers Digest, Complete Guide to Cookery by Anne Willan. I was given this book as a present about 18 years ago. I read it cover to cover and learned most of my cooking techniques through trial and error with this book as my teacher.
what I aim to share
I love cooking from all parts of the world but I would have to say I have a love for Mediterranean fusion and down home comfort food!! That being said, I love comfort food from my home and the home of my husband’s family in England. So, the inspiration comes from everywhere!
I believe we can call cook and enjoy putting dinner on the table. Yes, we can do it! Here, I hope you find some inspiration, some handy tips and and some laughs along the way.
Hope to see you soon!