As you’ve no doubt observed if you have been following my blog over the past few weeks, I’m a little bit enamoured of my kitchen and creating baked goods at the moment. It’s not quite an obsession, but I would definitely say you could define it as a hobby about now. Truth is, even when I didn’t know how to cook (read make dinner) when I was young, I always loved getting in the kitchen to bake. As I got older, my awareness of the side effects from baking grew, ie…my waistline was in danger of growing too, and I stopped baking sweet treats and started cooking savoury food instead. Now, living in an environment where I have someone who is happy to sample my baking, and a team of people in my work place who are happy to be my guinea pigs as well, I’m finding it a joy to get back into the kitchen and bake. All those willing taste testers are probably me deluding myself about that expanding waistline, but I’ll go with it for a little bit just to see where the journey ends up…..
And so I find myself looking for some excuses to cook even more and started thinking about making gifts for people. I love a homemade gifts, it seems so personal and special that someone would take the time and effort to make something just for me. Plus I know in this day and age the average person struggles to get into the kitchen to cook dinner every night (including me), let alone be making homemade muesli, bread, jams and chutney. So it seems a natural fit for me to be making some yummy goodies for my friends as gifts, particularly with a few birthdays on the horizon in the next few weeks.
Stay tuned as I post some delish, and easy cooking idea’s that can be turned into tasty treats and make someones day particularly special.