Hot Strawberry Cake with Ice Cream
No, YOU've made 80 different versions of the same cake because you care more about eating cake than you do about seeming creative.
One of many awesome things about being a food blogger is that I can do whatever I want. I'm my own boss. I can make 800 variations on this cake because it's amazing and delicious and I want to eat 800 variations of it. I can use this space to tell the stories I want to tell and share the food I want to share.
But I've noticed around the interwebz that some people seem confused about what blogs are and whether blogs are the right choice for their food/reading needs. Some people would actually be better served by recipe websites like Food Network or AllRecipes. So I'm going to help you out.
Here's how to tell if you should be using a BLOG or a RECIPE WEBSITE:
Hot Raspberry Cake and Ice Cream
From Barcelona journals:
I want to stop this thin woman with air-dried hair in a soft blue sweater holding a baguette and walking through the park. I want to understand her life.
Hot Yellow Cake with Caramelized Pineapple
Aastha, one of my 7th grade students (almost 8th!), is a ballerina and a fantastic nail artist, but I can't relate to those things. Grace is a foreign concept to me and I have to use clear nail polish or I look like I've been trying to finger paint in a cement mixer.
But Aastha is also a passionate writer and baker, and those things I can relate to. For her Passion Project, a project wherein students spend an entire year exploring their personal passion and using it to improve or inform their society, she decided to create a cookbook of cupcake recipes adapted for special diets.
Smoked Salmon Salad in Avocado Boats
Did you hear that?
That distant scream was me flying from Barcelona to Venice this morning! Hopefully I'm now sitting by a canal somewhere, sipping a Coke Zero and unwinding.
Shortbreads with Lemon Whipped Icing
I have terrible airplane anxiety. As soon as I step on the plane and strap myself in, I feel like I'm trapped on a roller coaster that might ACTUALLY drop me right out of the sky instead of just pretending to.