Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Joy of Reading Food Blogs

Today Britt-Arnhild in her The Blue Cafe writes about making changes to her food Blog. Instead of writing the recipe and the step by step explanation on how to make something she may just talk about food experiences.

My Home Health nurse says that when she comes food is all we talk about. However in my defense she usually comes once a month so I have a month of saved up food experiences to talk about. I enjoy it when my family is home and they cook something special. Or just sitting in the kitchen watching P cook or bake something. Because I am in a wheelchair and can't exercise I've had to learn that the secret is to have a small portion of the goodness and then to talk about how good it is/was. Otherwise I would no longer fit in my wheelchair. I must admit that keeping my weight down is something I struggle with. So instead of attempting to make something, which usually leaves me exhausted, I read a number of food Blogs.

However, getting back to the difficulties of writing step by step directions to follow reminded me of some recipes I've seen. After my father passed away we divided up my father's household things. A couple months after doing this, my youngest sister sent me some recipes she found in the back of a drawer in a chest my parents had in their kitchen. Here is one of my grandmother's recipes. Notice the directions on oven temperature and baking time. I also like the line "½ cup fat."

PEANUT COOKIES – Grandma S.

½ cup sugar, white
½ cup sugar, brown
½ cup fat
1 egg
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon soda
1 cup flour
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup corn flakes
½ cup salted peanuts

1 Comments:

Blogger UP said...

I received this email from Corey (Tongue in Cheek http://willows95988.typepad.com/tongue_cheek/ )

Hi UP

My family says I talk about food all the time too! I love reading cookbooks and buying things in season.

I cannot wait to try your cookie recipe! I tried to leave this as a comment, but I do not have a google account and when I tried to open one it wouldn't let me?? If you want to add my email comment you can.

Thanks

Corey

Monday, September 10, 2007 at 4:42:00 AM PDT  

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