Monday, January 26, 2009

*sigh*

I love to cook. That's probably obvious since I write a cooking blog. But I hate having to clean the kitchen afterwards. That's not quite true. I actually like washing dishes, especially if I have a window to look out of. and no, I do not have a dishwasher. I wish I did. I would probably cook a lot more than I do if I didn't have to clean the kitchen. I really want to go make some fudge right now (just a kit) but the thought of having to clean up the mess is keeping from it! arrrgh!! The dilemmas of being a cook/wanna be chef....

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

$1,000,000

It's that time of year again. Time for the Pillsbury $1,000,000 Bake-Off competition. I plan on entering this year. I have no idea what I will make for it, but my friends I am sure will be happy to let me experiment on them. If you're interested in entering, just go here. I know most of (ok, ALL) of us could use a million dollars. So, if you enter, good luck!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gardening

I love to garden. I'm really not physically able to get down in the dirt to do it much, but I have a nice little container garden on my back porch. This year a friend of mine says I can use her house and yard and that she will help me with it. I'm so excited! I've been getting all kinds of seed catalogs and my little 4 plant garden is becoming a farm. I want to plant everything I see! Tomatoes, peppers, peas, green beans, okra, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, zucchini, yellow squash, pumpkin and eggplant. These are the things I am thinking of and would like to plant. I would really like to go organic, so that what I plant depends on what organic seeds I can get. My friend and I also like to can, so we're looking at things that are easy to put up. I just love the way fresh vegetables look. They're so pretty and colorful and can really make a dish. I really enjoyed doing it this past summer with just my little containers, so I'm really looking forward to having a real garden.