In The Beginning…

I’ve always loved food. There…I said it. If I look back over my life, reminisce about the past, it’s the food that becomes the marker to certain times, good and bad. And that probably explains why I’ve spent most of my life yo-yo dieting *sniggers* But this isn’t a diet blog…been there…done that…*yawns*

I’ve recently become inspired. A combination of things really. Moving house and having a decent kitchen to work in, some very snazzy new kitchen appliances, and Nigel Slater who describes himself as “a cook who writes” (I really like that!).

I just love his whole idea of “The Kitchen Diary” to the point where I started my own on the 1st of January. The plan is to write in it daily about what food I bought, ate and cooked. I’m a big fan of journaling, but never feel I have anything to say. Combining the two seems like such a simple and long overdue solution.

So I’ve spent the last four years trying to “write” fiction. I’ve been very passionate about it, but now, I’m not so sure if that’s the direction I should be going in. Now is the time for change, and if I can combine my love of writing with my love of food, then surely, that’s the way to go?

I want to bake bread, make my own jams and chutneys, learn new techniques, but at the same time eat healthily. A tall order? We’ll see 😉

I can’t promise I’ll be posting daily, but I will be using this blog as often as possible as a personal record of my culinary successes and failures lol

I warn you now, there will be cake porn, recipes and possibly some fruit/vege growing, if I manage to pull my finger out lol.

So I will leave you with Double Ginger Cake, a Nige classic that I made last week, and which introduced me to the delights of stem ginger, at the age of *ahem* 40+ I was convinced it was the sort of thing you bought your granny for Christmas 😉



18 thoughts on “In The Beginning…

  1. Yes, I’d like to see recipes too as I’m an occasional baker, mostly bread though. And I’m looking forward to seeing you tackle the jam. I’ve always found the idea of jam making intimidating.

  2. I don’t really mind what you write about as long as you write. You’ve been missing too long Vikki. Of course if you are the cause f any weight increase for me you can be sure I’ll sue.
    xxx Welcome back Hugs xxx

  3. Love it! Really looking forward to reading about your kitchen adventures. Keeping your hands busy Will relax your mind after what I would definitely describe as a frenetic couple of years of writing! Enjoy! I might join you!

  4. I’m looking forward to lots of cake porn and drooling and some kitchen inspiration. I have started a new blog too. Mine is about camping and getting out and about as well as writing.
    Welcome back. Rachel

  5. I’ve always loved food, too. Cooking is one of my passions, especially when I use things I’ve grown myself (I’m a keen gardener) I have a cupboard full of home made jam, chutney and sun dried tomatoes as well as lots of fruit in the freezer and stored veggies to chose from.

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