Monday, August 31, 2009
Congratulations to Tracey from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. She is the fourth winner of the Aprovecho cookbook. Please go to her blog and check out her recipes. Her latest post is Fresh Peach Muffins. The photo is amazingly realistic. You can almost smell the tasty peaches in the muffins. AND, if you scroll down just a bit, you find a delicious recipe for Better Than Brownie Chocolate Cookies. I was drooling!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Food Buzz and Jenn DiPiazza from the Left-over Queen foodie forum for their kind and heartfelt support in spotlighting my cookbook during the month of August. I thank you from the bottom of my foodie heart.
I made this banner for Bob’s “music-computer” room many years ago. It was inspired by some t-shirt I saw at some rock concert we were at. Here is where he keeps his treasures – 1700 vinyl albums that he’s collected since the sixties.
We all have our little corners of the world where we feel the most comfort. For me, and maybe you, it’s the kitchen amongst our pots and pans and our cookbooks and dog-eared recipes. For my beloved husband it’s his music. He keeps them catalogued and in alphabetical order, can you believe that? Once a month he changes out his display of various albums on his wall.
I guess my point is, follow your passion. If it’s cooking, then immerse yourself in it. Learn and keep learning all you can about what drives you to love what you do in your foodie world. Read other’s blogs. No, don’t just look at the pretty photos, I mean actually read what other foodies are writing. I do that with cookbooks. When I get a new book, I scan through it to look at pictures. Then I go back and starting at page 1, I read every word that was written in that cookbook, just like I was reading the most fascinating vampire novel I had ever read. This is how we grow as a foodie community by learning from each other and sharing with each other.
Have a great week everyone. Me, I’m painting Lily’s old computer room to make it into Bob’s new computer room. Takes a lot of paint to cover up four different colors of paint, circles and tie-dye!