Scattered Food Thoughts

May I be honest with you?

I haven’t had a web presence for long. I am still learning what a blog is and what it means to be a blogger. I’m still learning how the entire process comes together. Let’s not even get into the photography process. I am terrible at taking pictures. Again, I am learning, just not fast enough for my taste.

Everyday I go online reading blogs. Marvelling at their author’s brilliance. I wonder “How can I go beyond what I perceive as difficult in order to create a web presence that I love?” That question is on my mind all the time. As with others like:

  • What do I need to make my blog work and be a success for my standards?
  • Do I immediately try to get ads?
  • Where do I get all the bells and whistles and how do I place them into my blog?
  • Do I post everyday, every other day, or once a week?
  • Is there a book, website, video, or a combination of it all to teach and help me with everything?
  • How do these bloggers continue to create recipes with ease?
  • Why am I not comprehending this? What is wrong with me?

I have been freaking out over this since I started my blog. The act of trying to write down the recipe of what I make as I make it is challenging considering that I don’t measure anything unless I am baking and I’m not a baker. Unless I am making biscuits, cobbler, or pie.

The ideas for dishes are plentiful. Yet when I get in the spotlight – the stove to create said masterpiece, I choke and then just about all my meals end up looking the same or have the same color  palette. I keep hearing Gillian McKeith in my head speaking of bland brown. However, in my case it’s a green orange curry color or tomato based. How do all the bloggers do it?!

My pictures. Oh my gosh, let’s not go there. I have blurry, angled, too bright, too dark. the list goes  on and on pictures. And none of the patients to keep taking pictures of the same thing until I get it right before I move on to thee next project.

The bottom line is I have been blogging for a few months  and already I feel lost and alone in this. I am not going beyond what I perceive to be difficult or even being my best. I feel as though I am trying really hard to get the hang of this blogging thing without getting anywhere. Maybe one day the switch will flip for me to finally connecting the dots and create a beautiful picture and seriously good site.


Vegan Mofo #30 Farewell Vegan Mofo


This has been the best month of my blogging life!

I really must thank Vegan Mofo for helping to jumpstart my blogging life. I had such fear in putting myself out there as well as putting recipes on the web for all to see.

There is more food in me, it is just a matter of sitting down and planning each dish. Yes, I do intend to continue to keep this site going. Each day, I have been teaching myself how to do the blogging thing. However now with a little more time I should be able to really make it look its best.

Thank you so much for all those who have visited and possibly tried some of my recipes. I hope to bring you more flavorful and interesting content in the future. As well as do everything I can to make the Vegan Mofo Team proud in their part to help get me started.

I have loved every minute even though it takes energy and time to create one post, I have been humbled by this process and will continue to grow.

Thank you Vegan Month of Food 2011 for changing my life!



Finally!!! Starting Something New

I am finally making my first attempt at blogging!

This is something I have wanted to do since the ’90’s. I could name all the excuses in the world, yet the simple answer is mostly fear. Fear of the known. Fear of the unknown. Fear of not succeeding. Fear of succeeding. Fear of __________ (fill in the blank). I didn’t know the first thing about blogs and website design nor computers except to use software, check my email and surf the net. My lack of knowledge and the fear of looking and sounding foolish caused me to not take a step and leap into the unknown.

However, fear is not in the cards for me any longer. There is only oh so much that can be in your deck before you decide that enough is enough. I have to take the next step. It is time for me to be more than I perceive myself to be. It is time for me to be the person that I want to be. To walk the walk and talk the talk and stop living in fear.

So now, I begin the journey of creating this space on the web. I will not lie, I am extremely nervous because I do not know what I am doing. My knowledge of web design and all that goes into it is very limited and I am not about limits. I am about unlimited possibilities and unlimited opportunities. Living beyond what is perceived as impossible because possibilities happen everyday. To do and be my best most excellent self. I know that with time this space will change and grow and be more than these humble beginnings. I believe that strongly in myself. Still I plan on doing my best to enjoy the process. Will you join me?