I’ll start by saying my family has been very lucky, and I am so incredibly thankful for that. Life has been far from normal the last few months, but I truly cannot complain when I think about the state of the country and of the world. So what have I been up to? Well, my last post was about 2 years ago so...a lot!
In the last two years I’ve gotten married, had a baby, had an amazing maternity leave, gone in a bit of a new direction with my business, and done a lot of cooking!
I won’t say I’m an amazing cook, or that I even enjoy cooking, but I will say that cooking is art and baking is science. With the exception of pancakes, banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies, I rarely follow recipes. Nope. Scratch that. I find recipes for those foods, then I change them. I blame (thank?) my mom for that. She always cuts the sugar in half, substitutes some healthier ingredient for sour cream, and bakes instead of fries. She also doesn’t like cooking or baking. My dad loves cooking, and he’s also a really great cook. No recipes necessary. So somehow, even though I don’t like cooking or baking, I have found myself doing both of those activities quite often and surprisingly well. I do change recipes to make them healthier when I bake or make pancakes. I also don’t use recipes when I cook. I just really don’t like measuring. I seem to have picked up cooking habits of both my mom and dad...even though those habits are very different from each other.
One thing I will give myself credit for, is being creative in the kitchen and being able to make something from nothing. I guess that’s actually two things. Anyway, my point is that this blog may transform into a cooking/art overlap blog. We shall see. It’s actually already kind of like that if you scroll through. You’ll find the pancake recipe I modified a few years ago. I’ve actually modified it again to make it even easier. I’ll post it soon.
So does that sound interesting to you? If you follow me on Instagram I do post about what I’m cooking in my feed and in my stories relatively often. A blog is a better place to share my recipes (ingredient lists?) though so that’s why I’m starting up this blog again!
Let me know your thoughts! Interested in my cooking? How has your cooking changed over the last few months?
I’m Rachel, an art teacher by day and a freelance artist and pretend chef by night. You can find my art locally and online, and my cooking adventures in my blog and on Facebook.