Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Writer Wednesday - Sarah Cummings

Sarah is one of the many wonderful friends I've made through the power of the internet, and I'm so excited to be featuring her today!  Her blog, The Comyn Space, is a great combination of vegetarian recipes, beer reviews, and lovely photos.  Definitely have a look at it (and maybe make one of her incredible meals!) after reading this interview.
 
Sarah and her partner Matt being fantastic.

Who are you? Sarah Cummings

Where can you be found online? Do you have a blog or other online receptacle for your work?  I write at thecomynspace.com, which is a mostly vegetarian food blog. You'll find reviews of my husband's and my favorite restaurants as well as pretty regular series, 'Brew Reviews' in order to keep myself from always buying Blue Moon. Now that we live firmly in the heartland, I've started to eat meat again and a few meat-a-tarian recipes have popped up too.

What inspired you to start writing/blogging? When did it happen?  After college, I missed have that forced discipline to writing several days a week. I had just starting reading loads of blogs and thought "I can do that!" I've dabbled in fashion blogging (nope-not for me!) and craft blogging, which turned into a diary of what I'd sewn which no one but me wanted to read. After 3 years, I think I've finally found a voice for the internet. I love food and want to encourage people to have a similar passion for food that is balanced and healthy. There's room for kale and cookies.

Why do you write? I write for the outlet and to channel my creative juices. Since I've started Comyn Creative, I've really enjoyed looking back on my archives and seeing where I was just a year or two ago. It's been a real gift to have those little nuggets saved from our wedding planning and our first two years of marriage.

Who inspires you? I love that there are so many women writing on the internet now but I've been really loving Tracy at Shutterbean, Kiersten at Oh My Veggies!, and my way too large collection of magazines, namely Savuer and Cooking Light. Outside of my blog-inspiration, I am inspired a feminist book club I'm a part of-those ladies are whip smart and always select the best books from The Yellow Wallpaper to the Radical Homemakers.

In keeping with the admittedly loose travel theme of Not Intent On Arriving, if you could have an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? Ah, such a tough question! If I'm having a nostalgic day, I'd say another trip back to Madrid (where I did my study aboard) just to fill up the days with tapas, perfect sunlight and afternoons at the Prado. If it's a day for adventure, I'd go to Thailand. I've always loved the food and I'd love to eat as much as possible-the fruits and veg, the curries. Plus, I hear there's elephants you can pet ;-)

What is your favorite place on earth?The back of my husband's 1982 Honda Shadow, headed for nowhere, really.

Anything else you'd like us to know? Thank you Kristin!

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