This is my first ever attempt at blogging. I started it because I figured it would be a good avenue to combine my mix of cooking, baking, photography, and maybe music (though I'm not sure how I can incorporate music into this thing. I'm a complete blog virgin. A blirgin? Yuck.)
I made a pie just yesterday for an apple pie competition at a little restaurant/bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn called Enids. It's a fun competition - lots of people really know their shit when it comes to baking these days. I won the grand prize a few years ago, then Prettiest Pie the following year. Last year nothing, and this year, nothing. Too bad. The other entries looked fantastic, though. I photo-documented the whole process yesterday, from start to finish. And I learned that Jens Lekman's new CD is great to bake to on a cool, sunny fall day in Brooklyn.
I really love baking. It's like magic, only it's not. It's science. You combine some random powders and fats and liquids, and voila - a cake. Or a flaky pie crust. Or buttercream. Or a giant waste of money.
I'm hoping to open a little bakery one day, but I find I sometimes lose my motivation. It seems so overwhelming. I think another reason I'm starting this blog is to get the ball rolling.
There'll be more posts to come, I suppose. This definitely gives me something else to do at my current job, and I always like the distraction from analyzing spreadsheets. I can't believe I even do that. Ugh.
I'll try to get some of my pictures up soon. Thanks.