2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

<I love it! Bigger and better in 2015!>

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 880 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.

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Butter My Biscuit

Peach butter. Is this an intuitive concept? Maybe it’s just me, but when I was flipping through a cookbook a few months ago, I came across this recipe and was a bit…confused. Why would you mix peaches with butter? I didn’t quite get it. Luckily, my intrepid, adventurous side urged me on and I read more, only to find out that peach butter is one of the most wonderful things imaginable. Spread on a scone, in yogurt, or on a spoon, I’m not quite sure how I managed life before peach butter.

This is gold. Liquid gold!

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake, 3 ways

Sometimes I look at other people’s blogs and want to scream (or weep). How does your (‘your’ referring to these nebulous other people who post professional-looking food pictures all over twitter, instagram, and facebook) food look so perfect, and (I’m assuming) taste so good too?! Don’t tell me you (now ‘you’ referring to yourself, the reader) haven’t experienced this. I know you have! It’s like seeing airbrushed bodies in fashion magazines, except it’s food. This is somewhat ironic. [I wonder if people ever airbrush food?]

Anyway, the point of this thought is that appearances can be deceiving. Perfection is not always attainable, nor desirable –> key life lesson here, folks. I will be the first to admit, Continue reading