Tuesday, August 9, 2011
the short on the new
Well, I'm a little frustrated with Blogger as of late since losing my Eating at Home page, which was my minimal effort contribution to this blog. There once was a time when "publish" meant forever...blood or ink on paper until the skin or bark deteriorated enough to be just legible. The internet, however permanent in our lives, is not without it's flaws. Retrieving a record of months is impossible once a "save as draft" button is pushed, which in the rules means unpublish existing page and go back to the last copy saved. Go figure and good riddance I say! I learned from my own writings that we tend to eat the same damn thing repeatedly, which for some reason was not readily apparent to me. Every night I go through the same two-step of what I should fix, from scratch, for dinner. And it turns out that I "create" the same meals on a regular basis. Now there are those few inspirations that I get from reading someone's blog or scouring the internet using a keyword search for whatever I have on the counter that is waiting to rot and I can't think to use, but for the most part it is repetition and ingenuity from experience that matter most. I've been cooking, experimenting and making mistakes for many years, which in most cases allows me to have an idea and run with it, without a recipe. From now on, I will be working with what is in season using my basic skills, record or not.