I love food.

I love to read about it. I love to look at it. I love to touch it. I love to smell it. I love to make it. But most of all, yep, you've guessed it, I love to EAT it! Recently I've been posting photos on facebook of food I've made or encountered. Having received a dinky new digital camera for Christmas I was instantly photographing any food I made that looked particularly appealing and even if they're not all great snaps, it is fun:)

Now, I may not be the most accomplished photographer in the world but I do think I'm a pretty good cook and that got me thinking. What do I do with all these images and all these thoughts? Foodie thoughts to be specific. It finally made sense. I had previously tried and failed to write a recipe book because it seemed so overwhelming. But what if I could jot down all those recipes bit by bit? Now, all of a sudden that sounds way more manageable and far less tedious than trying to list and explain in detail (because I am a stickler for detail) every recipe I have ever successfully made. So a blog it is!

I think I may be doing this for myself but if anyone else reads it, enjoys it and cooks something because of it then that's all well and good. I don't claim that the recipes will all be entirely original (I do have a penchant for Nigella recipes and I'm always learning new things from my friend and much better cook than I could ever wish to be Olive) but I do guarantee they are ones that I've either made time and again and adore or new one's I'm experimenting with. I also promise to share all my catastrophies and remedies - because you can always fix a slightly overcooked brownie with a good caramel glaze, can't you?

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