Who, What, Where and Why??


My name is Esmé.
If you wish to find out more, please pop over and read all About me and my humble blog, EsmeSalon
My Motto: Share, Care & Inspire and Promoting 

I invite you to also join, follow, participate, share and inspire us

You can find me @

FB Recipe Group: The Recipe Hunter Facebook Group

FB Eat, Drinks, Crafts, Health and Wellness, Home and Tips Group: The Clucking Hen’s Social House

FB Page: @ShareCareAndInspire

Facebook Group Sharing, Inspiring, Promoting Bloggers

Twitter EsmeSalon

Twitter @SundayMeetGreet 







can I offer you on this blog?

  • Recipes – I specialize in truly tried and tested home-made recipes from around the world, made in our very own kitchens.


and sincerely hope and wish that you will participate in all the different platforms.

Wish to chat,  or should you need any more information, please drop me an email via the form at the bottom of this post


can you visit, link up and interact with EsmeSalon


did I start this blog?
I love to share my passion to cook, bake and experiment in the kitchen.

This is my way of relaxing after a long and hard week in the office, and if you wish to call it my ‘retail therapy’, so please join me on this day to day journey, which I just

If you love to cook, you will love this blog, and everyone is welcome to share and ‘hunt’ for recipes as well as stories from many wonderful fellow bloggers which they so graciously share with us.

Then I love to be true to my Motto: Share, Care & Inspire and Promoting 


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  • Carol
    Posted at 00:51h, 02 June Reply

    Love your new blog and your kind , caring nature :)Enjoy your weekend 🙂 x

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 07:16h, 02 June Reply

      Mwah – thank you so much for your kind words my friend

      • Carol
        Posted at 07:39h, 02 June Reply

        You are most welcome 🙂

  • cookwithreena
    Posted at 04:11h, 30 May Reply

    Your blog is a bunch of happiness. Congrats for the new look.

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 06:47h, 30 May Reply

      Thanks dear

  • cookwithreena
    Posted at 04:09h, 30 May Reply

    Your blog is a bunch of happiness. Great to know you. Loving the new look.

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 06:46h, 30 May Reply

      Mwah – thank you so much for your kind words. You make my year, as still have so much issues to work through.

  • Thelma Alberts
    Posted at 15:46h, 24 May Reply

    It is nice to know you Esme. I love the new look of your site.

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 18:03h, 24 May Reply

      Thank you Thelma for your kind words.

  • Lise
    Posted at 07:04h, 24 May Reply

    Love the updated look of your website, Esme! 🙂

    • EsmeSalon
      Posted at 10:04h, 24 May Reply

      Thanks Lise. It means a lot to me.

  • RobbyeFaye
    Posted at 12:59h, 20 January Reply

    Thank you for following my blog! I’m looking forward to perusing yours. I love cooking and baking and am thrilled to find another fellow lover of food preparation!
    I’m looking forward to trying many of your recipes!

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:05h, 20 January Reply

      Thank you very much. Glad to meet you Robbye and welcome to my kitchen. Take care and I hope you find some interesting stuff here when you visit. If you ever feel and want to Guest Post with me, just drop me a note and I will be more than happy to share your post on my blog.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 08:32h, 21 January Reply

      Come and join us in our SundayMeetGreet so hop over to this post and please Share your pinterest info with us. This is a great way to get to and follow other boards.

      • RobbyeFaye
        Posted at 10:24h, 23 January Reply

        Thanks for the invitation, I’ll try and visit this weekend. I try to avoid the computer on weekends because I’m on it so much during the week!! I don’t always manage to stay off though!!
        Have a great week!

  • Crystal Stewart
    Posted at 16:29h, 06 January Reply

    http://crystalsphotobloggingsite nominates you for the Liebster award

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 16:53h, 06 January Reply

      Oh my hat Crystal. What a start to the new year. Thank you sp much for this honor. I accept and promise to get this soon. Tomorrow we have the launch of the Sunday Meet and Greet so I will be busy with that but will limk back to you once I get this one done. Thanks again. See you tomorrow

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 16:54h, 06 January Reply

      Hi. Tried to open your link but its not working. 😢. Please check it and provide me the full link.

  • Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Posted at 08:29h, 24 December Reply

    A very tasty and happy Christmas to you Esme. Keep up the wonderful work on your blog. 🙂 xx

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    Posted at 03:42h, 06 December Reply

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    Posted at 05:01h, 29 November Reply

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  • Guest: The Culinary Arts | The Recipe Hunter
    Posted at 04:01h, 22 November Reply

    […] you’re here reading this it means you’re on the wonderful blog of Esme, home of the Recipe Hunter Extraordinaire, and you’re probably looking for the latest delicious treat to make for your friends and […]

  • Guest Submission: Es’s Vegan Orzo and Vegetable Salad – The Ink Owl
    Posted at 08:30h, 09 November Reply

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  • Anindya
    Posted at 21:02h, 08 November Reply

    Hi Esme….thank you for your wonderful guest post on my blog…..here it is…..:)……https://mydailyjournalonline.com/ess-gf-bread-butter-pudding-guest-post-esme-slabs-recipehunter/ ….. lovely to host you.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 06:20h, 09 November Reply

      Anindya thank you so much for your kindness and WOW I am stunned that you already have it up and going. Now its your turn to let me do a post for you. I do not have the same system as you, but feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will provide you with the layout of my system to Guest post. Thank you once again.

      • Anindya
        Posted at 07:08h, 09 November Reply

        Sure…will do. ..give me sometime to come up with another post…I will let u know..

        • cookandenjoyrecipes
          Posted at 17:05h, 09 November Reply

          Awesome – no rush – I am looking forward to it whenever you can

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 06:43h, 09 November Reply

      Anindya quick question – Do you have a reblog feature, as I would love to press it or reblog to my site. Thanks again and for your time

      • Anindya
        Posted at 07:10h, 09 November Reply

        No you cannot reblog it from a self hosted site….you can post it on your blog with a link to my post.

  • Bernadette
    Posted at 03:52h, 26 October Reply

    Esme, A very creative site. Please feel free to post at the Senior Salon on Mondays. I know the other regulars would give you a warm welcome.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 06:27h, 26 October Reply

      Hi Bernadette, WOW thank you so much for this invite, I am gobsmacked and would love to participate there. Please may I ask for a link to Senior Salon. If you prefer, email me at [email protected] then we can chat as I also have some ideas I would like to discuss with you. Looking forward to connecting and sharing. Thank you again.

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    Posted at 16:09h, 21 October Reply

    […] 2. Give a brief story of how your blog started. Please see the below links if you wish to learn more about me and my blog: Welcome, About as well as Who, What, Where and Why?? […]

  • Skipah
    Posted at 17:03h, 11 October Reply

    Looking forward to diving into your site, I love to cook but have been in a recipe “funk” lately.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:55h, 11 October Reply

      Thanks, hope you find something you like to try out, any feedback welcome.

  • Debbie Harris
    Posted at 12:49h, 11 October Reply

    Your blog is a joy Esme! I love your passion for cooking and hunting down those recipes.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:53h, 11 October Reply

      Mwah – thank you so very much for these kind words Debbie – Cook & Enjoy

  • The Plagued Parent
    Posted at 09:53h, 10 October Reply

    are the first person I’ve come acrossed that feels as I do about baking, that it’s relaxing! Looking forward to learning more from you!

    • The Plagued Parent
      Posted at 09:53h, 10 October Reply


    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:08h, 10 October Reply

      Mwah – thanks, you will find me in the kitchen when I am totally stressed out and need to get myself back in line. Please share with us some of your recipes.. Would you like to do a Guest post here with TRH????

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    Posted at 14:04h, 06 October Reply

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    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 19:29h, 06 October Reply

      Oh WOW, I am so humbled by your kind words and thinking of me for this award. I will to try get to this asap.

  • Crystal Stewart
    Posted at 17:58h, 09 September Reply

    Nominated you for the Blue tag Award and the Liebster Award. Just get the post out when you can.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 16:24h, 23 September Reply

      Hi Crystal – WOW – Thank you so much for thinking and nominating me for the Blue Tag and Liebster Award. I have been away for 2 weeks and now trying to do catchup. I will do my best to get this done as soon as possible.

  • Crystal Stewart
    Posted at 14:13h, 09 September Reply

    Nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 16:25h, 23 September Reply

      Oh my and yet another award Crystal – I will do this one as well, hopefully soon Thanks so so much

      • Crystal Stewart
        Posted at 17:21h, 23 September Reply

        As previously stated, just get the post out when you can🙂🤗

  • Crystal Stewart
    Posted at 12:22h, 05 September Reply

    I nominated you for the Get To Know Me Tag

  • Ruth Cox
    Posted at 09:11h, 02 September Reply

    Great to meet you, Esme! Now off to read some of your recipe posts.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 09:18h, 02 September Reply

      Awesome, thank you hope you like them. Also check out the Guest Posting tab and let me know if you would be interested. Looking forward to hear from you

  • Gary
    Posted at 08:35h, 19 August Reply

    Now there’s a post worth considering doing. Newer followers might not actually know some of what went up ages ago so a regular resume post might help that. What a cracking idea Esme.
    And, as always, a very interesting read too 🙂

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 09:22h, 19 August Reply

      Gary – you’re so generous with your compliments. Thank you very much. I have had this idea for a while, and just did not know how to do it and put it in words and make it work, but then on Friday evening I just sat down and get it out there. Thanks my friend.

      • Gary
        Posted at 10:19h, 19 August Reply

        Just saying it like I see it! It’s such a simple and yet good idea. I guess that’s something landing pages can do too. Introduce who you are and why you blog maybe. It’s one of the things I’m pondering with my blog shake up.

  • Ritu
    Posted at 07:45h, 19 August Reply

    And what a great place it is too!!!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 10:47h, 18 August Reply

    It is indeed an honour to be part of and share in your team Especially. Your caring and nurturing displayed on your page brings everyone together.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:36h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you for your kind words Mel, much appreciated. Take care and have an awesome weekend.

  • Judy E Martin
    Posted at 10:16h, 18 August Reply

    I am pleaed to know more about you Esme. I love your Sharing and Caring ethic too 🙂

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 10:18h, 18 August Reply

      Thank you Judy and also for participating in sharing and caring. 🌹 Happy weekend

      • Judy E Martin
        Posted at 10:23h, 18 August Reply

        I enjoyed it Esme. Happy weekend to you too 🙂

  • Hannah Witt
    Posted at 08:09h, 18 August Reply

    Beautiful words from a beautiful person. Your cooking and baking, Es, is truly inspiring as well as your creativity. Being part of this fantastic group has taught me so much – giving without receiving is not everything. It’s the SHARING AND CARING. I am so proud and honoured to be part of your Admin Team. Thank you Es💖💖💖

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 10:16h, 18 August Reply

      Dear Hannah. Thank you from the depth om my heart for these kind words. It means so much to me. See you in a mere 2 weeks in person. ✈️✈️

  • Mr. Militant Negro
    Posted at 21:10h, 17 August Reply

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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