I first started this blog a little over three years ago as a way to teach myself about cooking and keep track of what I was learning. I also wanted a project during a stress-related hiatus I was taking from work and a way to learn about blogging. Well, I think I accomplished all of those things, and as a result, this blog has become somewhat fallow.
I have become comfortable with many basic cooking techniques and memorized many key recipes so that I hardly ever cook from a recipe anymore. When I do, it’s because I want to learn something new, so I usually follow the recipe to the letter, and I don’t like to copy other peoples’ recipes on my blog. So that has left me with not much to write about. In the meantime, I have expanded my writing to several other blogs, which hasn’t left a lot of time for this one.
But this blog still receives a decent number of visitors, more than any of my other blogs. And it is still my first blog. So I don’t want to just abandon it, at least not yet.
I decided in 2010 that I would try to post what I cooked for every day that I actually did cook. Some days it may just be a list of dishes. Other days, it may include recipes or notes on what I learned. You may find this project very dull. If so, you don’t have to read it. I may find it very dull. If so, I don’t have to continue posting. But who knows? By trying something new, and getting away from just posting recipes, I may stir up some inspiration. So I’m going to try it.
I hope you’ll stick with me and let me know what you think in the comments. If I post a particular dish that you would really like the recipe for, please also let me know, and I will do my best to put it up.