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Clues for wine 3This is a personal blog with all content written and created by me, Sally Prosser. My main interests are fresh ingredients, home cooking, locally sourced and organic food and I am concerned about the spread of GM (genetically modified) crops and intensive farming practices. Food is at the heart of family life for me and we sit round the table most evenings for a home-cooked meal. Bread-making is a continuous learning curve – I try to make as much of our bread as possible. A British expat, I’ve lived in the Middle East since October 1995 and Dubai has been my home since 2000. Please contact me at sally@mycustardpie.com

My day job is as a marketing communications consultant specialising in social media strategy. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking time to read this information:

Advertising

At the present time, I do not accept paid or commercial advertising in the form of banners, pop-ups, side-bar links or paid/sponsored posts as this is prohibited under the terms of my webhost WordPress.com. I may review this in the future if I decide to self-host.

Editorial content

This is decided entirely by me. I may choose to write about products or samples sent to me if I am genuinely interested in them,  (and if I think my readers may be interested).  The same applies to events that I am invited to.

If I have received samples or an invitation I will always disclose this to my readers.

I really am grateful for the interest that companies have shown in this site but it is not my motivation for producing it. If you are thinking of sending me an invitation, product or sample I’d rather you check with me first (I hate waste). Also acceptance of these items doesn’t mean I will endorse them (or blog about them). Authenticity is important to me so, I will always try to assess things fairly, but if I don’t like something I will say so. If you take a few moments to read my blog you’ll get an idea if the thing you are offering is likely to be of interest.  And one last point – addressing your email as Dear Sally (rather than Dear blogger/editor) will stop it from going straight in the trash! Thank you.

Restaurant reviews

I never do advance posts advertising a new opening or event. My blog is not a restaurant review site – and I don’t describe going out for a meal when it’s been paid for. However, sometimes I do write about restaurant experiences as part of a bigger concept (e.g. Indian fine dining, budget restaurants) or when something different has been part of the experience or I’ve learned something new (hands-on cooking, food and wine matching for instance).

Guest posts

I have not featured any guest posts to date as I have so many ideas that I would like to publish myself. While I don’t rule this out completely, please do not write and offer to guest post about something wholly unconnected with the content and ethos of my site.

Disclosure policy

If a product has been given to me free of charge or I have been invited to an event (e.g a dinner or lunch) as a guest, I will disclose this on my blog e.g.

Disclosure: I was a guest of the Burj Al Arab for the Taste of Festivities event.

All opinions will be my own.

Recipe development, testing and copyright

The recipes published on this site are either my own or adapted significantly from existing recipes (this is documented). Where I have used a recipe verbatim I have given a link to the source or mentioned the publication. I follow the guidelines given by the Food Blog Alliance on recipe attribution. If you would like to use any of my recipes please follow the same guidelines. If in doubt please ask me.

I am available to take commissions for recipe development and happy to provide a quotation for my services.

Photography

All images on this blog are taken by me (unless mentioned otherwise). Please do not use any image without asking my permission first. © All text and photos are copyright Sally Prosser – My Custard Pie.
All rights reserved. I’m very happy if you pin images from this site to Pinterest but would appreciate if you mention My Custard Pie in the description and pin directly from this site.

Food writing

I have written commissioned articles and food-related content for online and offline publications. Please ask if you would like references or a quotation.

Please contact me at sally@mycustardpie.com

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2014 9:40 pm

    Very nice blog!

  2. June 25, 2014 11:48 pm

    well hello Sally – I love your blog – thanks for finding mine and leading me back. All I could do when I read was ” wow you have been to Georgia – ah I have wanted to go for years (Not Atlanta Georgia, the other one… obviously) – I have read about the bread they have with cheese in the crust, I have looked at pictures of the landscape I have eaten Georgian food in Moscow and I have so long wanted to go, but it really isnt round the corner.. love the cook book review, I have so many on my shelf that I love – love this ladies book http://www.najmiehskitchen.com/ – for Iran, had an Iraqi one I like as well, and Armenian, Momngolian, etc. however not an Azerbaidschani one yet, and recently I promised myself that all my hard work should be rewarded with a cookbook but I couldnt find one that”spoke to me” – the one you write about might just be it! PS writing about a cuisine on the authoring a cookbook level without ever having set foot in the country I find a tad arrogant, unless the person spent lots of time with expats learning from them in his or her country But I am a purist in these matters.

  3. October 29, 2015 5:24 am

    Nice summary.

  4. devilmemoirs permalink
    January 29, 2016 5:30 pm

    Stumbled across your blog through one of your fellow Dubai based bloggers. Love the look and feel of your site and the nuggets of information about your life in the UK.

  5. November 17, 2016 11:16 pm

    Nice meeting you 🙂

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