I was born in January...in a snowstorm...in Winnipeg Manitoba, almost 48 years ago. Therefore, for my entire life...I have looked forward, with great anticipation, to the coming of January. It's cold, I realize that. It can be gloomy, especially if you live on the West Coast...but I could care less. I feel GREAT in January! Full of anticipation for the coming year. I love to make plans to travel, and plans for my Birthday week!! Just ask any of my friends about my Birthday week. They try to forget about it...but I always remind them! This year I am deciding on a few courses to take at UBC, and making a budget for my business: Cavern Retail Consulting. I have also been thinking about this blog. I really do enjoy writing it. Far more than I ever could have imagined. But I feel I need a change. Perhaps a re-focus. After all...It is January!I could start a NEW blog...but I have a better idea. One of the courses I am considering taking is on building a website on Wordpress. I think I am going to learn how to do that. You will have to wait a few weeks, but I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at my new project.
I have been reading a GREAT food book by Nigel Slater, called the kitchen diaries. I started reading it last January, and just finished it last week. It chronicles, month by month, what Nigel ate...and what he cooked...and what he shopped for. I believe that my great idea is to embark on a year long cooking journey, 'a la' Nigel. He lives in a village in the UK. I live in a small town in Canada. He is always shopping for food at local food stores, and farmers markets. I am always shopping for food at local food stores and farmers markets. He bakes. Me, not so much. He grills. I have to get one. He sometimes eats leftovers out of a bowl, in front of the TV. Me too.
This year...Nigel and I are food soul mates.
I just can't wait...