The turn of a New Year is when a multitude of people set resolutions for the next 12 months ahead. Some are kept (not mine) and some are broken (that’s mine!). I never make a point of making my resolutions to be known – for that very reason, as I usually fail. But every year, always full of vigour and optimism I make more, with some being the same as the previous. This year is no different. So this year I will make some of my resolutions known – these all relate to Back to the Chopping Board. However, I have written down my personal resolutions and I promise that this time next year I will tell you what they were and how I done – whether I achieved them or not.
I have had great fun the last 5 months starting this blog. I have learnt many different things, met some great people and increased my knowledge of food and cooking. I want to continue with this so my resolutions for Back to the Chopping Board are:Use my cook books more… I now have over 70 cookery books, still with many more that I want, and that is despite any new ones that will be coming out. I want to use these more, and to actually read them all and not just look out recipes. So I plan to read at least one a month, and to put at least one recipe for each book on Back to the Chopping Board.
Highlight Seasonal Produce… When I had my idea for my blog, I wanted to use it to highlight what’s in season each month. I have tried to do that to some degree, but I have not been totally successful. Therefore I will dedicate at least one post each month to what is in season, and create recipes using these.
Bake More… Last year I started to have an attempt at baking my own bread and rolls. This, despite my doubts, was fairly successful. One of my Christmas presents this year was The River Cottage Bread Handbook, which I had asked for and luckily got, so that I can increase my knowledge and skill at baking. Each month I want to try and bake something different, be that different breads, cakes or biscuits.
Take part in more Food Blogging Events… Last year I took part in one event (In the Bag) and hosted one jointly with ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ (Farewell Floyd). Both of these were great fun to take part in, and I really really enjoyed them. This year I would like to, where possible, take part in at least one event each month.They are my resolutions for Back to the Chopping Board for 2010, fingers crossed they will all be achieved. I am looking forward to giving it a good go. Have you got any foodie new year resolutions that you have set?
Here’s to wishing every one a very Happy New Year, and all the best for 2010.