I wasn’t very convinced about blogging, to be honest: I figured that if we were all talking, it meant that no-one was reading.
But recently I’ve stumbled upon some really excellent blogs that are a joy to read and that make me laugh out loud. I had an epiphany. You don’t need to be deadly serious to blog!
Believe me, I have no pretensions of being a brilliantly capable Hestia, nor could I be as entertaining as my favourite bloggers, but if I can make you snort coffee out your nose onto your keyboard just once, I will be a happy woman.
So, what’s the point of this blog?
Come closer, I need to tell you a secret. No, closer than that even......*whispers* Even though I’m not terribly good at it, I have decided to come out of the closet and admit that I really enjoy cooking and baking.
In case you think I’m secretly Sophie Dahl trying to get into everyone’s good books again after the hired kitchen fracas – think again.
Yes, that IS a Transformer toy in the corner, about a dozen pens, 3 note pads, 2 copies of Sophie Dahl's cookbook (don't ask) and nary a sign of food. Think yourself lucky that I spared you a shot of the floor......
Anyway, here's what I fancy blogging about:
Recipes – let’s share. Let’s try some out and see what works.
Book Reviews - hands up who else's kitchen is filled with cookery books that you NEVER open other than to laugh hollowly at the ingredients lists or drool over the photography?
Food news – scare stories, closures, prices it’ll all be here.
Local produce - Bute’s got loads of it – let me show you what we’ve got, you might want to buy some.
Eatery reviews – telling it like it is and giving the restaurant a chance to bite back ;-)
Hopefully all delivered with a generous dollop dark Scottish humour or at least a side salad of whimsy.
So, will you come with me as I make the local butchers go head-to-head on my Scotch pies Taste Test?
How about trying some recipes? Believe me, if I'm making them they won't involve a whole load of work!
I'll take you (via my camera) for one of Alec's gigantic Ettrick Bay meringues with fresh cream, or how about a bit of luscious carrot cake, topped with the softest icing?
Have you got any ideas for packed lunch boxes for school-aged rugrats that won’t get tipped into the nearest litter bin at lunch? Well how about sharing them here?
Are you up for it? Then what are we waiting for? Let’s GO!