Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Food Resolutions 2007

collection of new cookery recipe books  The 'virgin' Recipe Book Collection I aim to read and utilise in 2007

Usually I hate New Years Resolutions, but this year, for some reason, I felt like making some. Afterall, resolutions don't seem nearly ominous when they are all about celebrating food, rather than giving it up...

1) Try a new recipe every week, if possible
2) Pay more attention to the monetary cost of food
3) Go easy on the growth of recipe book collection
4) Invite people around for dinner more often
5) Stop talking about it and actually do it: cook with Amanda Berne
6) Return to Manresa sooner rather than later
7) Spend more time in the 'real world' than the 'online' world
8) Get around to using the sausage attachment purchased over a year ago
9) Try every yet unused recipe book at least once
10) Don't blog about ANYTHING ELSE AT ALL until the creation of a new 'about' page to explain my blog's policies on all sorts of issues including transparency, product reviews, reciprocal linking, advertising et al is complete, so that in 2007 I will no longer need to spend an hour a day custom-explaining these things to strangers via email.

I guess it might take a few days before you hear from me again, I think I've got quite a little job on my hands...






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Food Resolutions 2007

25 Comments:

  • At 3/1/07 22:29, Anonymous Amanda b. said…

    Let's set a date. I'm totally yours!

     
  • At 4/1/07 00:11, Blogger Pille said…

    Hope you'll manage to stick to all these promises - I'd have to include 1,2,3,4 and 9 on my list as well:)
    Happy New Year!

     
  • At 4/1/07 00:18, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sam that's some collection and I thought I had a lot of cookery books not yet used. Glad to see the ones I gave you are there. So hope you start with those. I have a Donna Hay diary let me know if you would like it? Mum x

     
  • At 4/1/07 01:32, Blogger shuna fish lydon said…

    Well I'm up for the new weekly recipe you cook with Amanda Berne-- yeah I'm happy to b one of the friends you invite round for having supper.

    I hear you on that last one though--!

     
  • At 4/1/07 01:40, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy New Year Sam!

    Sally

     
  • At 4/1/07 06:18, Blogger wheresmymind said…

    I'm with ya on 3,4!

     
  • At 4/1/07 07:07, Anonymous Lenn said…

    Happy New Year, Sam! Good luck and I can't wait to see this 'rules of BnP' content!

    I think a lot of us need to do that.

     
  • At 4/1/07 09:40, Anonymous Jennifer Jeffrey said…

    Can't wait to see what you do with Caviar, Truffles & Foie Gras!

     
  • At 4/1/07 10:23, Blogger farmgirl said…

    Great list, Sam. Challenging but doable. I see some of my resolutions on there, too. I have an embarrassing number of never-been-used cookbooks. And I keep hearing wonderful things about about Hugh F-W and The River Cottage. Must investigate further.

    Here's to a Happy & Delicious New Year!

    P.S. Congratulations on your Food Blog Award nominations!

     
  • At 4/1/07 11:50, Anonymous Tana said…

    I voted for you in both of the Food Blog Awards for which you are nominated, and am asking my readers to do the same. I am also asking them not to waste a vote on me (Well Fed didn't even tell me I was nominated), so don't think I'm pimping here.

    Happy New Year and good luck with your list.

     
  • At 4/1/07 13:04, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What is this "real world" of which you speak?

     
  • At 4/1/07 13:13, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Madame, I salute you!

    *salute*

    It's a very commendable, and hopefully doable, list.

    - Chubbypanda

     
  • At 4/1/07 15:41, Blogger McAuliflower said…

    Amen Sister Sam!

    I just bought a sausage grinder and stuffer to accompany my Ruhlman book.

    A toast to all of us in 2007!

     
  • At 4/1/07 15:44, Anonymous Grant said…

    I can never think of New Year's resolutions, but I like the idea of keeping them in the context of food. Among mine would be learning to master making aioli and poached eggs and having people over to eat more often. Must share.

    Happy New Year!

     
  • At 4/1/07 16:26, Blogger Garrett said…

    Darlin', you are a comitted woman and thurough one. I have faith that you'll shine on all of these. Plus, a sausage maker, I mean, that right there screams adventure, good food, and probably a really funny story in the end.

     
  • At 4/1/07 17:12, Anonymous Barbara said…

    Great list Sam. I think I'll take a few of your resolutions on board.

     
  • At 4/1/07 18:28, Blogger Scott at Real Epicurean said…

    Nice little selection of books. The HFW one is great, and rarely leaves my kitchen. Look out for his "Fish" book coming later this year!

     
  • At 4/1/07 19:54, Blogger Catherine said…

    1.Excellent
    2. very tricky
    3. just get another bookcase
    4. Great! Invite me and we can jointly do an English thing.
    5. actions are good
    6. can I come too?
    7. like cookie said, what "real" world?
    8. yeah, yeah
    9.I really like this one
    10. are you crazy? even my mum wouldn't spend her time "explaining" these issues and she's really very English.

    You've got a very big heart! Cheers to you!

     
  • At 5/1/07 00:54, Blogger Chubby Hubby said…

    Just got a sausage stuffer. I'm gonna try to use it as often as possible but fear that like so many other things it will end up in the drawer after 2 or 3 uses.

    Good show on explaining your policies. Of course, one good policy is to ignore people that are overly critical. ;-)

     
  • At 5/1/07 11:28, Blogger mrs d said…

    Hahaha! #10's been on my list forever. Except that I keep blogging anyway...damn!

    #2 - We'll be doing that & with detailed notes and many adventurous cost-saving measures. (Sometimes penny-pinching can be fun, really!)

    #8 - is what I want to get Dave for his birthday. Oh, how he covets the sausage stuffer. Ahem. For the KitchenAid, I mean.

    Oh, and Happy New Year!

     
  • At 5/1/07 13:54, Anonymous Brandon said…

    May I please borrow your Marmite Cookbook?

     
  • At 6/1/07 12:03, Blogger Rachael said…

    Dear Becks and Posh,
    I love your blog (insert name here), it is so (insert adjective here). I read it all the darned time!

    I was hoping you might want a copy of my new book, a link to my site, a few free pounds of papaya-sun-dried-tomato flavored puppy kibble and an invitation to check out our new rotating tire-wrench factory. I promise, you'll love it!

    Please add me to your spam list, ignore my pleas and remember, I know nothing about you or your site!

    Best,
    Annoying Sales Girl

    PS - Hope number ten is first on your list...Love, Rachael

     
  • At 6/1/07 13:24, Blogger Carter Lusher said…

    Hey everybody vote for Sam as best food blogger! The Well Fed Network has announced the nominees for the 2006 Food Blog Awards. Becks & Posh is up for two awards (City and Restaurant Review).

    http://wellfed.net/2007/01/03/announcement-of-the-top-5-food-blog-nominations

    Other Bay Area bloggers have nominations as well (e.g., Eggbeater -- not competiting with Sam)

     
  • At 8/1/07 17:29, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    sound like some good resolutions! I like the one about making sure to used unused cookbooks, I think I have a couple of those floating around too!

     
  • At 21/8/07 06:35, Blogger Kevin Kossowan said…

    When I came across the sausage goal, I thought 'if only she had Ruhlman's Charcuterie book'. Then I saw your picture. Try his master recipe for pork sausage, and pay attention to cooking temp, as he suggests. You won't regret it. A tip: don't ad-lib here. It's like baking, I've found - recipe matters. Also - if you don't make your own bacon yet, try it [see the book] and you won't go back. Look at me, telling you what to do. Bossy-me.

     

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