Allow me to introduce myself – I am the person who took six months or more to blog about her June trip to South Africa. I am the person who stretched the two week time limit requested by Santos (for filling in my contribution to the 100 Recipes project) to over two months. I am the person who was voted Best South African Food Blog and then promptly stopped blogging. Hi, my name is Cooksister and I’m a procrastinator. From here on in I’m going to follow the Twelve Steps and take my return to blogging one day at a time. What can I say- I suck.
Phew – I feel better now – all lightened up in the guilt department!! Seriously though, I’ve just had a really really busy time and I have found that my obsession (verging on compulsive) with blogging about things in the sequence that they actually happened is hugely working against me. I had a look at my recent posts tonight and pretty much everythign for the last month or more has consisted of contributions to food blogging events – and I’m about to add some more this weekend… This is great for indicating my cybercommnity spiritedness, but I seriously have to get my act together and resume blogging even when there’s no event on!
So, to whet your appetite (and to remind me of what I have to do!!), here is a list of stuff from my burgeoning archives that I plan to write up soonish:
- November trip to the south of France
- December trip to South Africa
- March trip to Berlin
- meal at the Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Chiswick
- meal at Giraffe in Richmond
- meal at Food for Friends in Brighton
- meals at Efes and Efes II
- various books, kitchen toys and foods I have bought recently
- my pre-Christmas lunch in London (I cringe…)
- my lunch when Book 9 of 1000 Recipes came to stay
- Beef in Guinness stew for St Patrick’s Day
- Lancashire Hotpot
- Macadamia crusted trout
- Paola’s pasta primavera
- pasta with mange tout and prawns in a sake sauce
- my mom’s scones
- cod and pancetta parcels
- stuffed gem squashes
I could go on, but I’ll just depress myself… I do promise to make a serious effort to get to at least half of these by the end of May so that Cooksister doesn’t enter its second year (!!) in such a huge post deficit…
And last but not least (better late than never), here are the foodblog events to watch out for in the near future. Today, there’s Sugar High Friday – this month’s host Derrick over at An Obsession with Food has selected Black & Sticky molasses as the theme. Then on Sunday 24th, there’s the venerable Grande Dame of food blog events, Is My Blog Burning? Foodgoat has chosen the quirky yet inspiring theme of orange – the colour, not the fruit! Coming up vaguely around the time of next weekend will be… you guessed it – the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza! The hosting will be done by yours truly, the Cooksister, plus co-founder Anthony of Spiceblog has promised to create a Flickr site for EoMEoTE! And then on 11 May, Sam of Becks and Posh has decided to throw geography to the wind and nominate rosé as the theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday. There’s also a newcomer to the event scene this month – Sarah of The Delicious Life proposes an event where you eat out according to a nominated theme and post a review of your dining experience. The inaugural theme is Bar Fly – anything eaten at a (or the) bar. Then of course there’s the Food Photo Vote and Paper Chef from 6-9 May (watch Tomatilla for details), and before you know it, the month is over and we start again from the beginning!
No wonder I have no time for other blogging…!