Saturday, September 18, 2010

Project Food Blog- Challenge #1 Because it's there !

Baby I love to Bake and Blog !

So I've entered this contest with some trepidation. I'm not a competing type of person- I like to do challenges to test myself-to stretch myself-to make myself do something I normally wouldn't do and most of all to learn. So why have I entered this competition ? Because it's there -that's it, that's all. Yes I would love to win and will throw my heart and soul into doing just that-because after all it's 10,000 $ and who couldn't use that type of money these days. But throwing my heart and soul into things is just the way I am-ask any of my friends or loved ones . When I take on something I don't do it half way-yes it's the type A overachieving spirit in me but it's also my philosophy about life in general. You only truly go around once and you better make it fabulous the first time around because there are no do overs. Is each day 100+ percent, no it's not, some days are -100%, but that's normal. In my heart and with each day I strive for enjoying each moment to the hilt-whether it's picking tomatoes just before sunset or rushing to put the last of the cinnamon rolls in the oven as surprise for co-workers. I want to love life fully and I want that to show in everything I do. And that's why I think I should win-I think my blog and my sharing that zest and love for life is evident in my baking. And make no mistake-I am primarily a crazy baking blogger-my blog is mostly about sweet things-after all I am in search of sweetness ! I grew up in a dysfunctional household (didn't most of us ! ) and the most peaceful joyous times I remember were cooking and baking along side my grandmother, my mother and her sisters. Learning how to wrap aluminum foil around close pins so that my Aunt Helen could make her perfect little ladyfingers; my mom teaching me how to turn the city chicken as it fried in the pan so that it was perfectly brown on all sides; watching my grandmother roll her halupki rolls so plump and full and folded perfectly while mine were bulging at the seams; and the Holidays-baking my first nut roll and having it come out perfectly browned, and moist and sweet,cutting cold dough cakes with the pastry wheel for my mom into perfect little squares and watching how effortlessly she scooped just the right amount of filling onto them and folded them so gently -like putting babies in their blankets. I could go on and on but I won't because I have years of stories to tell-you'll just have to visit me at my blog to hear them.
I love to write and share my baking and cooking and eating adventures with friends-and that is how I think of this blog-my front porch for my friends. They stop by , have a cup of coffee and listen and share in my day. Whether I've just made some custard filled Canelles, or a steaming batch of halupki-I try to tantalize them with my pictures and share my life with them through my writing.

Really I do want to win,but whether I do or not it's okay because I'll continue to blog from heart as long as someone is listening.

10 comments:

astheroshe said...

Good Luck! I wish i had known about this, i was too late to enter :(

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Thank you :)

We Are Not Martha said...

Good luck!! I just found you through Project Food Blog... I'm loving that it's helping me find so many fabulous food blogs I haven't seen yet! :)

Sues

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

I know Sues, there isn't enough time in the day to read through everyone's postings ! Thank you for stopping by

Leslie said...

What a great post! I think growing up in a functional family is more dysfunctional these days.

I wanted to leave a comment on your tomato jam post but couldn't figure out how to. It looks amazing! I never would have put those flavors together but trust Christine Ferber to come up with the combination.

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Leslie,
Thanks for the comments and make the jam-my husband couldn't stop eating it last night with the pasta I made -he slathered it over his bread ! I'm thinking it would really be good with some cornmeal bread or muffins.

oc2seattle said...

Right there with you on giving 100% and living life to the fullest. Good luck on the challenge! Hope to see us both in Round 2 ;)

notyet100 said...

good luck,.

@lickmyspoon.com said...

i am definitely listening! i love your spirit and am anxiously awaiting to see what you are going to cook up :) you got my vote!

Seattle Pastry Girl said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments...onto Round 2 !!