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April 26, 2013

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We have some really, really exciting news to share–the sister husband site to Chris Loves Julia has just launched and it is appropriately titled Julia Loves Chris.

I have been nudging Chris to write a food blog for a long time, and then recently–he came up with the idea himself. I pounced and the coding and designing began again.  It makes sense really.  Chris cooks dinner every night over here.  And not just dinner–like, really really good food.  It’s his passion. It’s one of his degrees. Honestly, we wish we could invite every one of you over for a meal, but this will kind of be the next best thing.

So while this blog will continue to share updates as we renovate and redecorate our home, Julia Loves Chris will house all things food related–written by Chris, the culinary master around here.  And hey, I love him for it.

Hop on over there now to read this morning’s post about the the pan-seared halibut with coconut curry broth he made the other night. It would be great to make for date night this weekend!

What do you think?

  1. Carly Cleghorn says:

    So cool! :D

  2. squealing with delight. no more “you have to share this on the blog!” Consider me hooked

  3. Anonymous says:

    Julia – love you hair in the new blog’s picture. One day can you take us through that like the eyebrows?

  4. DoublClik says:

    So smart, catchy, and innovative. its the next big thing I can feel it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I checked out your husband’s blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. congratulations to chris!! I will promptly be passing his recipes on to my hubby who does all the cooking in our household. Hopefully he’ll learn a thing or two :)

    have a great weekend, you guys!

  7. so cool and can’t wait to read…hmmm maybe I can inspire my hubby to cook!

    Congrats Chris and Julia!

  8. Woohooo! This is awesome! I’m so excited to see some of the recipes behind your Instagram food pictures! ;)

  9. Kristine says:

    this is BRILLIANT! The site looks amazing. Go Chris!

  10. You are a lucky lady! That halibut sounds AMAZING. I’ll definitely be following the new blog!

  11. Such awesome news! I remember Chris being a great cook so I’m excited to check out the new adventures in the kitchen! I had a dream last night that I actually burned salmon! And I’ve never cooked salmon in my life because I don’t love seafood!!!

  12. Will be adding it to my reader! Always drooling over your food posts on Instagram!

  13. K says:

    Woo hoo! This is great news.

  14. rebecca says:

    I love it and now after going to the blog I am instantly hungry. You are a lucky well fed lady!

  15. How exciting! Heading over now to check it out!

  16. This is awesome! I blog about food/recipes too so I’m always on the lookout for more foodblogs!

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