One thing I never thought I would become, is a person who likes to cook. For the last several years I have dabbled in the kitchen, but recently I have been putting real thought and planning into my meals. I'm certainly no gourmet, but I'm improving. I no longer attempt to cook exclusively with the burners on full blast. I finally learned how to cook rice. Best of all, I am no longer deathly afraid of raw meat and its juices.
Look at her there, isn't she cute with that big old fish?
Strangely, blogging has played a major role in my transformation from cooking moron to cooking novice. I have started peeking in on food blogs and I have to say, I like what I see. Orangette and Smitten Kitchen are my favorites. I still check in on the first food blog I ever saw, but it is a lot more dessert oriented that I could ever dare to be. (However, Ellen B. you would love Milk and Cookies). This one is great, but it makes me want to buy expensive kitchen stuff.
The great thing about food blogs is that all of the recipes get tested by the readers. There is nothing more annoying than a bad recipe, or a recipe that simply doesn't work. Now, when I see something that looks like it might be tasty, I can click on the comments and see how other readers enjoyed the meal. Comments provide a vital extra layer of help for a beginner like myself.
The best thing about cooking is that my apartment often smells very cozy- like a good home should.
"Life itself is the proper binge"- Julia Child