I’d tell you there’s a good reason for not posting in 7 months, but there really isn’t. I just lost steam on the whole thing, because of how things were going in my life. I wasn’t doing much, and that doesn’t really inspire anything. Things are different now. Namely, I spend my days at work, and have awesome friends. And I am a lot more inspired to bake. But it’s taken me a while to get back to this.
I like to bake for my friends, and I’ve decided I’d like to bake for my co-workers, too. So I’m starting this up again, because why the hell not?
My friend Margaret gave me a new cookbook for my birthday: All Cakes Considered. It combines two of my favorite things: baking, and National Public Radio (which I listen to all day at work). I barely used it- I made the cookies (from a cake cookbook!) and that was it. Until last a week and a half ago, when I finally made one of the cakes.
So, the goal: bake one cake from the All Cakes Considered cookbook each week. We’ll see how this goes… And I’m starting right before Passover!
In other news, there has been a new addition to my kitchen. I’ve been asking for a stand mixer for my birthday/Chanukah for years (and never wanted to spend the money myself), but it never happened… until this past year.
I havent used it as much as I’d like, but I’m changing that now. I’m baking more cakes if it’s the last thing I do!
Just because I’m not writing here, doesn’t mean I’m not using the kitchen. There have been a number of pies, cakes, and breads. I’ve made over a dozen loaves of no-knead bread since I first posted about it.
Here are some pictures of a few of the things I’ve made over the last few months:
Other things I’ve been up to:
I also picked up a new hobby while away from blogging: pen turning. My dad has a woodshop and a lathe, and I asked him to teach me.
So I am happy, and busy, and still having fun in the kitchen.