Just Grilled – Noble Pig

November 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Posted in Just Grilled - A Blog Interview | 13 Comments

Welcome to the 4th Installment of Just Grilled.  The purpose of this series is to introduce to you to some blogger folks out there that I’ve run across that have inspired me, are incredibly interesting, informational and so entertaining that I can’t pass up the chance to introduce them to you . Hopefully you’ll make some new friends along the way.

I’d like to introduce you to Cathy over at Noble Pig. Noble Pig is one of the first blog sites I found when I first started blogging in May. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened up her site and found she and her family were moving to Oregon to start-up their very own vineyard/winery.  First of all I love Oregon, I love wine, and especially Oregon Pinot, love Oregon food and knew I would thoroughly enjoy following her journey.  Icing on the cake: She can cook up a storm, and shares some really great recipes with beautiful mouth-watering photos . I have added a new folder in my inbox named “pig” and its chocked full of her recipes that I’ve saved.   I can’t wait to taste and toast with friends the first bottle of Noble Pig Pinot Noir that I’m able to purchase from them.  I’ll be able to say “I knew them when”….

I think my favorite post of hers was her Grilled Chicken.  I followed this recipe exactly to her instructions and it was absolutely delicious and the recipe fool-proof.  I also loved her Slider’s post, another great “find”.

So with all that said, Cathy, would you step to the microphone please.

Name:  Noble Pig

City: McMinnville, Oregon

Blog url: http://noblepig.com

How long have you been blogging: Almost 2 years

Six words to describe the food you like to cook:  Buttery, yummy, rustic, creamy, fattening and fun

Six words to describe you: Driven, goal-oriented, happy, never-sleeps, fast-paced and fun

Proudest moment in the kitchen: Making the perfect Snickerdoodle

Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: Using salt as sugar in a cake

Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Everything goes

Favorite ingredient: Butter

Most overrated ingredient: I really, really don’t know, I think they all have a place to shine.

Favorite local ingredient: Hazelnuts

  Weirdest thing you ever eaten: Chocolate covered ants

Favorite kitchen gadget: My onion goggles

Everybody loves it when I cook: Sliders

Favorite all-time restaurant: The Kitchen in Sacramento

Favorite Cookbook: Martha Stewart Cookies

What music do you like to cook by: Christmas Carols

If I owned my own restaurant, I would name it: Noble Pig Grill

What famous person would I love to invite over to lunch (living or deceased): Robert Mondavi

If I were President who would I appoint as my Chef:  I cannot even choose, I can’t

In my opinion my best blog post was:  I don’t now if it is the best, but it’s definitely the most popular http://noblepig.com/2008/04/01/an-unfair-advantage.aspx

So thank you Cathy in Oregon and to all my readers, please pay a visit to Noble Pig at www.noblepig.com you won’t be sorry.



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  1. I just adore her blog, Ive made so many things from there.. she is wonderful. Great interview.

  2. This was an awesome blog post! I really like Noble Pig’s blog too. Thanks for reminding me why I enjoy her blog and yours too.

  3. Nice blog you’ve got here. I love Noble Pig’s as well. Happy blogging!

  4. What a fun feature!! Loved learning a little more…

  5. I’ll check it out- I do consider pigs “noble” eating!

  6. Yet another blog to check out. Thank you thank you thank you for rounding these up for us. I love it! 🙂

  7. I love this series of yours. I just visited your piggy friends. Thanks for the introductions!

  8. I love your just grilled feature. It’s so much fun to find out about other bloggers and to be introduced to new blogs! I have been a reader of Noble Pig for a while. The food is always good there.

  9. Thanks for introducing us to this great blogger! So exciting about the winery.

  10. The chili does look great, and I must try it.
    But let me just say that Giada, for me, is the most irritating TV personality I’ve come across. Her overdone smile, her plunging necklines, her constant vying for center stage, and most of all her phony niceness — it all kind of blots out her good recipes. I just can’t watch her because I don’t believe any of it.

    • I felt a little agitated the first couple of times I watched her, but soon realized I was saving a lot of her recipes. She does come up with some good stuff. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. You are so nice!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend!!

  12. Interesting interview! But I want to know more about you Lea Ann! 🙂

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