Well hello there friends, family and strangers on the Internet, and welcome to my first attempt at blogging.
This blog has been a long time in the making. Anyone who knows me is well aware of my unadulterated love for all things food – thinking about food, talking about food, cooking food, eating food, dreaming about food, happy dancing about food and so on and so forth. These same people would also know that while I cook on the regular, baking is not something I have gotten excited about, or think I would be particularly good at.
Well, that’s all about to change. Newly living alone, and armed with far more extra time than I knew what to do with, I was looking for a project, and there it was staring me in the face. Every morning when I went into my kitchen I was greeted by my lonely stand mixer, which has barely seen any action in its short life. 3 years ago I bought it on a whim, with the lofty hopes that I would turn into a star baker overnight. But between starting a new job and adjusting to sharing a tiny kitchen in a tiny apartment with a non-tiny man, space was at an all time premium, and my stand mixer was relegated to a cupboard to be ignored.
But no more! Mr. #egginacup has temporarily relocated to Ireland, my stand mixer has found its rightful place on a countertop, and 5 seasons of the Great British Bake Off have been binge watched. Join me on my journey as I attempt to overcome my fear of following recipes and try my hand at all things oven related. Let’s get ready… steady… Bake!