Thankful for many things

It’s hard to believe we are almost at the end of the year. In some ways 2021 was very similar to 2020, though we went back to working on campus full time in August. I didn’t mind working remotely, as it gave me time to bake on my breaks and lunches. If you’ve ever made bread from scratch, you know that it isn’t something you can just start and walk away from all day. Well, at some point you can, but with sourdough there is a bit of dedication and love involved in the early stages.

I have many things to be thankful for. I have a good job (office job during the day), a house to live in, a loving family, and being able to share my passion for food with everyone. I’m almost done with the first semester of an anthropology degree (with a few more years to go), and I’m happy with my choice of major. I am definitely a lifelong learner, and won’t be slowing down soon. As it gets closer to December 31st, I’ll do a recap of some of the interesting things that happened this year.

A few years ago, I would not have given any thought to the idea of starting a blog or making cooking videos. I started the blog to share my love of food:, where to find it, how to make it, and the tasty dishes I created along the way. Working remotely last year added filming to the list while working remotely. We watched the first ones from 2020 recently, and saw the progress from then to now. I know I still have room to grow and get better, but this is a journey. We learn a little bit with each session, and each video is more polished than the one before it. One thing that stays the same is that the food and cooking are real. I might accidentally drop a spoon in the pot, or the deep fryer decides to quit mid-shoot. One night, the tripod kept falling over during filming (with my husband’s iPhone face-planting each time); thank goodness for the power of the edit.

As you can tell, I love food. I love talking about food with anyone that wants to discuss it. I made food ornaments for my Christmas tree, a shrimp cocktail hat to wear to Alton Brown’s live show (more on that in another post), and will be wearing a turkey beanie all week for Thanksgiving. There is a room full of cookbooks that I go through on a regular basis, and new videos on the way. If there is something you have questions about or researched, drop me a line or comment.

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