The Black Food Bloggers Club is full of talented and inspiring bloggers. We are thrilled to introduce you to some of them through our Featured Blogger column.
Allow us to introduce you to the amazing Britt from Sweet Tea & Thyme. Once you’ve enjoyed her interview, be sure to check out her Gentleman’s Jack Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe below.
Tell us about your blog.
My blog is about teaching Millennial moms how to cook, and expanding their recipe books with homemade, from-scratch meals that are easy to make. Because I have a multicultural background, I grew up around a lot of different foods and I share those recipes with everyone.
How did you get started as a blogger?
I was blogging on and off sporadically, about random things, until I stuck with a free blog that was about my family life. Soon, recipes took it over as my friends back home were asking me to share them. After noticing I stuck with it, I decided to jump in with both feet and bought a domain and set myself up.
What roadblocks did you face in your blogging career?
Learning to be consistent. Blogging is a lot of hard work. A lot. I know many people don’t think so, but we are often working the same hours, if not more, as conventionally-employed people. And we often don’t take weekends off. Blogging fatigue, children, your full-time job, your family, being unmotivated, it can all get in your way of being consistent.
What is the highlight of your career so far?
Probably getting to ask Emeril and Geoffrey Zakarian what they think of food bloggers at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival these past two years (Emeril loves us and GZ thinks we are fabulous!). Also, getting my first check from a client.
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I knew I was going to do something involving food. I’ve always loved cooking and baking, I always wanted to have my own cookbook published. When I was really young I wanted to own a bistro, but I found that the restaurant business is not for me.
What is your morning routine?
If it’s cool enough in the morning, I go for a walk at our local park, otherwise I might do yoga in-house or go to the gym. Then I come home, shower, make tea, meditate and pray, go over my vision board and add to it, start laundry, do a quick cleaning of our bathroom, start breakfast for the family and wake my husband for work and son for breakfast, after breakfast I start my day’s work. I try to keep a good balance of work along with taking time to be completely present with my son, Greyson.
What are your 5 favorite blogs or websites?
It really depends! My buttermilk biscuits and Eggs Benedict might be tied, they are so, so good. We love breakfast ’round here. But for dinner? My mac and cheese and pot roast! That’s a meal that’ll give you the itis!
What advice do you have for aspiring bloggers?
Don’t give up. Break if you need to but keep going back in. Invest. Invest in growing not only your blog, but yourself in all aspects. Give 100% when you work with clients, and only work with brands that you want to work with. You can always say no. Everyone has Impostor Syndrome. Everyone. Brush it off, you’re legit
What does your future hold?
Giving life, snatching edges, and serving the Lord. Some cookbooks, some press, and lots of philanthropy.
Gentleman Jack’s Bacon Mac and Cheese – Get the Recipe Here!