Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Feel Possessed

Let me start by saying that I'm not a cook and this is not a food blog. I started this blog as a way to force myself to be creative every day, and even though I don't blog that regularly, it has helped me.

I had an urge to cook something new today, so I went through my recipe books to find something simple, yet delicious. I decided on an onion relish recipe from Donna Hay.
I don't know why I felt the need to photograph the process, but once I started I couldn't stop until my dinner was on my plate.
I think I might continue to do this. Photographing my food made me really aware of what I was eating, and documenting it here makes me more accountable for all the things that I'm putting in my mouth. Making my food nice to look at also made me appreciate what I was eating, rather than just eating blindly while watching TV.

The recipe said that it would make 1.25L of relish, so I halved the ingredients, thinking that it would still be too much for me, but I could take it to work and share it around. I may have reduced it too much because I only ended up with about a jar full, but it tastes amazing, so I don't really care if I did something wrong.

I think my Dad would be proud that I'm finally able to cook a steak properly.

And guess who's having delicious leftovers at work tomorrow? ;)


  1. I didn't realise that I could be so hungry so soon after Christmas until I read this post. Looks amazing (those green beans - yum!).