23 June 2012
blurring the lines of niche blogs & other crossovers
I love blogging & post on all manner of things as i'm a housewife, mother, crafter (woman, daughter, sister, friend, exerciser, magazine reader, art lover, traveller, animal raiser, future home builder, air breather . . . over sharer) i never realised there were particular niches to stick to. Why?? I keep finding blogs who normally post about children, books or craft . . . put up a baking post with a byline of 'for fear of sounding like a food blogger' . . . why, everyone cooks & eats right, i don't follow you exclusively to just read about your children, books or craft. Show off your food, ideas & triumphs, surely there are no blog limits less those we impose on ourselves.
First up, winner of The Best Ever Birthday story cook book was Nat from Muddy FarmWife, yay!! I'm a giveaway blogger?? How cute are these mixed flavour lolly milk bottles we found at the supermarket & the recipe title page of the book??
So without fear of sounding like a food blogger, i don't care what you call me or my blog, call me a Mummy Blogger if you want, check out what we've been chowing down with handsome soldier this week. Way more flavour than the keep-the-children-alive cooking i perform while he's away. Pork belly anyone??
Yesterday we cruised Pialligo (near the airport) for the Bison ceramics sale & Kerrison's Apple Orchard. The lady who weighs the apples offered up some complimentary bay leaves - coincidentally the lady who served us at Bison was telling us that she put bay leaves in her homemade pumpkin soup. Snap!! Sharing . . . i told the apple lady too. Now there will be 2 more families in Canberra eating bay leaves in their pumpkin soup & how many bloggers??
Meanwhile the high schooler had her year 8 Medieval feast & she contributed mead. Our house smelt like a castle!! Possibly my first & last post about medieval food.
Making fresh pasta with eggs from our hens, bless them laying in sub zero temperatures!! Actually few lay at night, we tend to find 'afternoon' eggs.
So easy, one large free range egg to every 100gm of 00 flour, mix, knead, roll & cut. We sometimes cut with a pretty roller by hand, mostly use the KitchenAid attachments for perfect tagliatelle.
A mid week easy dinner before volleyball matches, caramelised onions, gourmet sausages, avocado, snag jam & my new favourite condiment: beetroot & horseradish relish.
For genuine food bloggers, i salute your ability to photograph food glamourously. Just focus on the deliciousness at my blog!! My husband always BBQ sausages, pretty sure it was sleeting snow when he was outside, i should know, i had to be by his side cheering him on & keeping him company.
My French brother-in-law puts pears in his pumpkin soup, so we did too, mmmm. This was made before the bay leaf apparition.
Then the decadent - Brownies, looking silky smooth even before we added the eggs.
Just in case you think we're showing off - trust me, this tasty cooking is ALL my husband, i'm a very bland & unadventurous cook - here's an image to keep a real . . . our 3rd daughter making toast - she turned the knob but forgot to lower the bread. She's so totally my child!!
Do you believe blogs need to stick to niches or we can just post about anything?? Viva la all-round-blogger i say, especially a personal blog with so many interests!! Love Posie