The Two Girls
Podcast is a smartphone
app. Apart from that The Two Girls didn’t really have a clue. But that didn’t
stop us from jumping at the chance to have a go at one.
Before we knew it, we
had packed a two-course lunch for a day in the country and a stint in a home
Mrs Smyth from Mrs Smyth Made This is a Tassie blogger
from way back and a one time recording artist. More recently she’s taken to
podcasts as a new blogging medium. Unsurprisingly, for someone unafraid of
microphones, sound levels and editing software.
Mrs Smyth and This Girl
first bonded over fondant and royal icing; cake decorating for beginners. Sticky
with sugar and wondering if our investment in the obligatory paraphernalia
would ever see the light of day after the six-week course, she told me she
liked me, and so began a friendship that’s spanned the last seven years. There
have been babies (hers), a new relationship (mine) and far fewer cakes (she
quit sugar and I stashed my gear in the bottom of a cupboard and forgot about
The Two Girls and Mrs
Smyth agree that the world can only be a better place with more optimism.
Positivity and creativity are Mrs Smyth’s passions. Celebrating the positive
without being Pollyanna is important to The Two Girls and blogging is one of
our creative expressions, along with cooking.
So before we got down
to business, we treated Mrs Smyth to a sit down lunch. We ate The Other Girl’s
chicken lasagna. It’s made with diced chicken thigh fillet to retain texture,
tomato passata and a little beef stock for oomph. She spoiled us with a topping
of two layers of pasta and béchamel. It is just about the best lasagna ever.
For dessert This Girl
made meringues with toasted coconut and served them with cream whipped with
lemon curd and a salad of pineapple and passionfruit.
Mrs Smyth is recording
a library of podcasts that will soon be available on her webpage and she’s
focusing on creative people with a story to tell.
Two Girls and Mrs Smyth
had a chat about Living Loving Hobart and a bit about our creative process.
Here are a few things
about our blog that we found interesting:
- Breaking news on a new
restaurant has resulted in our biggest traffic.
- Our third highest
number of hits comes from the Ukraine. Go figure.
- We research and blog
together and separately. We don’t disclose which of us is writing at any time
because the narrator is always This Girl and the other girl is, well, The Other
- We talk A LOT about
food, eating out, cooking, where to buy it, but we also blog about other great
things about Hobart and its wonderful people. We often have guest bloggers
because its awesome to be able to provide a place for other voices.
- We’ve been blogging
since February 2012 and we’ve still got more to say. We’re trying to take over
the world one blog at a time.
Keep your eye out for
our pod cast and read Mrs Smyth Made This here.
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