What is The Swirling Spoon? | A sourdough baking blog! Here you’ll find recipes for sourdough bread and other sourdough resources. Bread baking is a new passion of mine, so I’m still working on a lot of the content… but please stick around, because while you wait you’ll also find loads of recipes for vegetarian fare and comfort foods, with a generous side of sweet baking and desserts. Just check out the recipe index!
Who is the woman behind this amazing blog? | That would be me! I’m Hannah. I live in a
tiny brick apartment rambling house in Brisbane Melbourne, Australia with my mountain-man-mathematician boyfriend fiance husband, Tony, henceforth known as Maths dude. He is pretty nerdy, helpful at eating leftover cookies, and lets me make a total mess in the kitchen pretty much every day. Maths dude and I met at the local student pub in 2007 when I asked him to pour some of his beer into my empty wine glass, and we have been kicking around together ever since.
When I’m not blogging, you can find me: tending to and nurturing my sourdough starter (always in search of the perfect loaf), reading everything, planning the next travel adventure, vaguing out on Instagram, or making another coffee. At the moment, I am studying a Masters in Speech Pathology full-time. I also have the pretty sweet job of typing court transcripts in my pyjamas, and I have previously worked in cafes, a bookshop, and teaching English to adults. I love learning languages, and I have a BA in French and Spanish and speak a little Portuguese (my favourite language).
I’m a half-Kiwi, half-British, weird hybrid Australian, and I’m convinced my soul belongs either on the remote, wild West Coast of South Island, NZ, or nestled somewhere in the Yorkshire Dales. With lots of dogs and chickens, of course.
Camera deets? Canon 550D + 50mm f1.8 lens + 17-55mm f2.8 lens
Logo design? Reana McCourt
Favourite city? Lisbon
Favourite country? New Zealand
Favourite vegetable? Butternut pumpkin
Favourite food? Haloumi
Top bucket list destination? Iceland
Favourite book? In The Miso Soup, if I had to pick one
Favourite movie? Bridget Jones’ diary
Phobias? Spiders, heights
Pet hates? Other people’s eating noises, grumpy bus drivers, warm beer
Favourite alcoholic drink? Maths dude’s beer
Favourite non-alcoholic drink? Coffee