..but never too busy for a great meal. I’ve been working (writing and also my full time corporate slave job) and going to school. It’s been really difficult to hammer out the time to get into the kitchen and just create something delicious for the hell of it. I really miss that. I’ve been devising recipes, but … mostly for my column.
Those of you that know me, know that I don’t really do the whole cookbook thing. I much prefer picking a few ingredients that appeal to me, and making something I want to put in my face. That being said, I recently purchased Michael Symon’s 5 in 5. Mostly because he’s like a celebrity chef hero of mine, and because I could totally use it in my column.
I made the Angel Hair Pasta with Pancetta and Peas. I subbed out my own homemade bacon, because.. it’s superior to most every food there is.
I posted my recipe pic to his twitter when I was done, because it looked damn fine, right?! Well he actually re-tweeted it. I squee’d like a fan girl. Then I wrote a review of the book for my column.. which he ALSO re-tweeted. To say that my meager traffic spiked would be an understatement.
Some of my other recipes (chicken pot pie, macaroni and cheese, and lemon meringue pie) have gone a bit viral too. Pinterest is driving tons of traffic to me, which is cool. Sites are starting to index me, which is also cool. This doesn’t feel as much like I am working for free.
Yay for small victories.
Recently I took a road trip to see an old friend. We made patatas bravas and these little sandwiches with manchego, green olive tapenade, and proscuitto on a portugese roll. Regrettably, there are no pictures of these items because we were pretty much immediately shoving it all into our faces.
Things on the horizon:
1) A podcast – knocking around this idea.
2) A cookbook – a consolidated version of my food advice, and recipes to be e-published
3) A food truck – Confluent Boyfriend and I have been knocking this idea around (pork themed)
I am excited for the future. This is gonna be good.