Fellow bloggers, have you felt like you just don’t want to take a photo of everything you bake/cook/eat? I feel like I hit a ‘blog wall’ around September 2013 and had no desire to blog for a while. I was moving to a new home…life happens…I took some time to just cook for myself. Below are some random photos of me and my adventures with food.
I made two pies for Thanksgiving one pumpkin and apple both from scratch. I also made Pioneer Woman’s Parker House Rolls. I ‘ve made these rolls for Thanksgiving for three years in a row and they never fail to disappoint. Below is a photo of my kitchen on Thanksgiving day. For me, this is what ‘me time’ looks like.
I feel like during the fall and winter months it’s harder to blog because of the lack of sun light. Here in the northwest it is dark when I wake up and when I come home from work right now. I’ve learned that photos look better in natural light but what are you supposed to do when you don’t have that? I suppose I can blog on the weekends but I would have to plan my time in the kitchen during the middle of the day every weekend so I decided not to. Above is a photo of me making gnocchi with my husband. It was a fun project but took forever. I have to admit it wasn’t amazing gnocchi (because I was taking shortcuts and loosely following the recipe) but it was nice to spend time with each other. Here is the gnocchi recipe I used. We liked them best pan fried in some butter to crisp them up and with prosciutto that we crisped up in the oven.
What I’m trying to say is that I started this blog because I love food but food is only good when you have people to share it with. With that being said, the past few months I’ve chosen to just bake/cook/eat with people I love instead of trying to blog everything I make. There is nothing wrong with blogging everything I make I just chose not to because it almost felt like a chore…which is never a good thing. Above is a photo of my oldest sister teaching me how to make live yeast. Pretty cool right? The cookbook she’s looking at is Tartine Bread.
This past holiday I spend time with my family and made a gingerbread house. I saw the sprinkles all mixed in together and thought this was the cutest photo. It’s very childlike in a fun colorful way.
Something about the northwest is that they don’t have a fast food restaurant called Chick fil A. When I go back home I love to go to Chick fil A and order their chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I am not one to order a cookie from a fast food restaurant but these cookies are quality. I loved them so much I tried to recreate them in my own kitchen. Above is a photo of what I came up with. The ones I made were pretty dang good but I’m still working on the recipe. When I figure it out I’ll be sure to share it. The copy cat recipe I started with is this one. I love this cookie because it uses milk and bittersweet chocolate chips.
So I haven’t blogged for a while by choice but I still love baking/cooking/eating even when I don’t. I’m still trying to figure out what blogging will looking like for me moving forward but I know that I love baking and blogging but sometimes you just need a break from one or both.