Well, it’s hard to imagine, but this l’l ol’ blog is one year old today.
Re-reading my first post and reviewing what I was trying to achieve, made me realise how much I have actually done in the year.
I’ve made some friends and discovered some great blogs along the way. I’ve had a recipe published, reviewed a book, sold a cake and hopefully put a smile on a few people’s faces. I’ve managed to try out a whole heap of recipes I’ve not made before as well as come up with a few of my own. Despite my protestations to the contrary, I’ve even made a chocolate log. I set to, bought a tin and just got on with it and it turned out to be not nearly as faffy as I thought it would be. I’ve experimented with new ingredients as well as different flavours. I’ve made far more chocolate cake than I would have thought possible a year ago and spent far too much time looking at blogs – good and bad.
Challenges? Plenty of those: how to make something that might taste good but looks a little – hmm – shall we say “sad” into a photogenic edible delight; just trying to get a quarter decent photograph in bad light; turning up without a cake on someone’s birthday and not feeling guilty; trying not to be too disappointed when things didn’t work out as I’d hoped; thinking creatively of what to cook next; unrealistically raising CT’s expectations of cake every day.
What has truly amazed me though, is just how many chocolate goodies there are out there and how many more I have to make. And am I bored of chocolate yet? Let me answer like this: I think this blog could be going for some time to come.
Hello, I’m Choclette. I’m a vegetarian recipe developer and writer from Cornwall. I have a sweet tooth and a passion for baking and chocolate. Welcome to my award winning blog. Here you will find nourishing home cooked food with a twist as well as foodie tales from my home county and beyond.
Testing out a new @froothieuk blender. It’s a vacuum blender which means the contents don’t oxidise as fast as you’d expect from a normal blender. The colours stays brighter for longer and more of the nutrient content is retained. That’s the theory anyway. But I have noticed my smoothies retain their initial colour for a long time and I’m impressed with the power of this #optimumvac2.
And of course it looks very smart in my new kitchen. Review will be on the blog soon. (Ad)
Early catching the train this morning, so I took a little jaunt on the incoming train to Lymington Pier. Was fun to cross the river and see all the boats clanking in the breeze. #morningjaunt #trainride #lymingtonharbour #lymingtonmarina #trainride #lymingtonpier #winter #scrumptiouslife #fbcuk16 #fb (at Lymington Quay)