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 wholesome foodie tales.
Thought we’d cleared all the nettles last year, but I found a small patch lurking behind a bush this afternoon. Before pulling them up, I had to snip the tops off - of course. Will add them to the pasta water along with some broccoli a few minutes before it’s ready. Then all I need to do is stir in some wild garlic pesto. Can’t wait. . . . #nettles #gardening #pasta #foraging #weeds #instagardening #gardenersofinstagram #vegetarianfood #vegetarianfoodshare #vegetarianrecipe #springfood #scrumptioustribe #scrumptiouslife #scrumptiouskitchen #fbc18uk #vvfb18 #fbcuk16 #foodiesfotos #fb
Been working on clearing ‘The Nook’ this weekend. Was completely hidden from us when we first moved in, but we soon uncovered it when we started hacking back the brambles, ivy and other growth. Finished the big clean with a pot of daffodils and moving in the bench we found rusting under a tree.