Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Quiet Year

It's been a year since I've last posted....what a shame! A food blog combines two of my most compelling attributes: a (relatively) new obsession with food and cooking, and a very very old compulsion to write. So why wouldn't I write about every new discovery?

There are just too many. I've been cooking and baking more than I ever have. I've become well-known at work for bringing in baked goods once or twice a week. From this experience, I'm even toying with the idea of a baking book, about how to bake efficiently and how to stage projects, focusing on things that can be given away and transported easily, like for potlucks.

For example, I love blueberry pie. But pie is not something that's easy to leave out as a leftover in a corporate break room for passersby to sample -- it's messy and needs cutting. Cookies are tops for serving convenience, but I've found that most cookies are pretty lowbrow. That's fine much of the time, but when I want to make something spectacular -- and transportable and servable without plate and fork -- few cookies make the grade.

There are thousands of baking and cooking books out there, so what business do I have butting in on an already very crowded party? None at all, but the idea just won't go away.

Now I think I'll go enjoy a homemade fresh cinnamon roll made with a borrowed stand mixer....oh wow.