I’m sure most of you in the northern hemisphere are finished with fall and are well into winter already. Here in Vancouver, we’re still in fall – or what we call wet leaf season. Although to be completely honest, it’s not always wet. Sometimes it’s dry and windy and the leaves are flying at you full speed so you get bits of them in your eyes. The weekend I baked these, we had a windstorm and it was raining. Wheeee! Perfect weather to stay home and bake. (more…)
If anyone’s wondering why I have posts showing up in a weird order (if anyone has even noticed), it’s because I’m playing catch-up with things I wasn’t able to post in August/September because of the issues I was having – first with my hard drive and then with my service provider. I don’t want to have a huge dump of 15 recipes in one month, so I’m posting them close to their original date. So even though we’re in November now, you’ll be seeing new posts pop up that are dated a month or two ago. Once these are out of the way, I’ll be back to weekly posts.
You’d think I would’ve taken advantage of that downtime to get them all ready to go, but no. Apparently one of us is lazy (hint: it’s me). Right now, I’ve still got 9 posts I need to finish off. Nine. I’m really good at writing the post right away. And the photos are all taken. But the sorting and editing of the photos? I totally drag my feet there. I don’t even really know why, because once I sit down and force myself to get to it, it doesn’t take me that long. I can definitely get them done in an evening.
I think it’s that I have a hard time choosing which photos to use and editing them down to a reasonable number. I’ll waffle. There are times I’ll have several almost identical photos and every time I look at them I’ll pick a different favourite. So I end up second-guessing my choices. There have even been a couple times where after I’ve posted something, I’ll change my mind about a photo and sneak back in and change it, hoping that no one notices. (Is that wrong?)
How about other bloggers? What’s the one task that you always find yourself putting off?
It’s a handy way to keep track of all the blogs you love in one place. You don’t need to visit them each individually anymore. Sweet!
I just signed up this morning and am still in the process of entering all the blogs I want to follow (so many), so I can’t say yet how well it works. But it sounds like it does exactly what I want it to do.
On the weekends, I’m likely to make myself a bowl of steel cut oats or splurge and make some french toast. But during the week, when I’m working, I like to just grab a coffee and a muffin. I usually have a supply of bran muffins in the freezer at the office so I can just pop one in the microwave in the morning. I love that bran muffin, but sometimes I just need to mix it up. This muffin has been a welcome change – it feels like a real treat. (more…)
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a fan of sugary things, and that includes marshmallows. But I am a fan of trying new recipes. When a friend of mine was raving about some homemade marshmallows she tried from a local bakery, I was intrigued. I didn’t even know you could make marshmallows at home! So I looked up some recipes and gave it a shot. Oh my, homemade marshmallows are nothing like store-bought. They’re so light and fluffy. Yes, generally too sugary for my taste, but I’ve experimented with different flavours over the years and I’ve definitely indulged in more than a few of them. Especially dipped in chocolate. (more…)
I seem to be having some server issues or something. I can only connect to my site intermittently and keep getting time out errors – is anyone else having problems connecting? Anyway, it means that I haven’t been able to upload my latest photos. I have several recipes ready to go too! Bummer. Stay tuned. Hopefully I’ll get them all posted soon…