Project Food Blog: Entry Number One

This is entry number one…why I should become the next food blog star!

I started blogging because I was inspired by all of the other blogs out there. They had recipes that I wanted to try and amazing photos to go with them. There were also stories from the heart about their lives and how that day’s adventures brought them to making or baking that food. I wanted that. I wanted a way to share what I bake and the stories behind them. I think my blog is unique because I share a lot of tips and tricks along with the recipe. I know I don’t have the best photos, but I try to post the best I’ve got. I also share other baking and foodie adventures in the world of food that takes place in the city of San Francisco. I think I am very lucky to have found such a great city to explore and live in. Overall, my blog is about my adventures in food and baking and I love to share what I’ve learned and what I know.

I have learned a lot about blogging and about baking since I first started this blog, which is just another plus. I joined the Daring Bakers in January, and have been loving the challenges because it keeps my mind open beyond the desserts I know. I love getting the prospective of bloggers from around the world. We all have our challenges when it comes to baking, whether it’s ingredients, time, or lack of knowledge or skills. It is nice to have a group of people to share these challenges with and learn from each other.

I think everyone likes to bake and learn the right steps and techniques to do so. I think my blog does that because of the tips and tricks that I put in when I am making something. I try to write the blog post the day that I am baking the product (sometimes even while it’s in the oven!) so that what I did is fresh in my mind. When I make mistakes, I share them. Sometimes I’ve made mistakes into masterpieces…I try to get creative and use the product instead of just throwing it away.

I like to use all of a product. When I buy some ingredient specifically for one cake, I try to use the leftovers right away in something else so that the product that I bought does not get thrown in the back of my pantry and then eventually thrown out. That is another way that I set myself apart from the other bloggers. I use what I have on hand a lot of the time. As a single, young woman, living in the very expensive city of San Francisco, I have learned to use what I’ve got. This helps me think creatively and to think out of the box.

I really like blogging and I hope that my readers enjoy learning about baking and reading about my adventures in baking and with food in general. I’ve recently started posting food related articles that have caught my attention over the weeks of each month. I started doing this because I wanted to share what I thought was an interesting trend or something interesting about the world of restaurants and chefs. There are so many different “foodie” things happening, that I think my blog is a good way to share what I think are the most interesting things going on.

I have written a review for a new recipes website, and for new cookware and bake ware. I have had the opportunity to interview a chef and write about that experience. I also have been involved in various bake sales and have baked for many different causes. I have been to food festivals and tasted desserts served at many different restaurants. I like to share these adventures as well because they are just as important as sharing the recipes I have tried. It lets my readers into my life and shows allows them to learn more about me and about what I am involved with in my everyday life.

I get inspired by the other bloggers and the articles that I read every day and there are so many recipes that I have bookmarked that I have yet to try (and blog) about.  I look forward to finding what I want to bake next and get my camera ready and just getting down and dirty with some flour, sugar, and butter (and probably some chocolate).  I hope that I inspire my readers and get them as excited about baking as I do!

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