04 April, 2012

Blogging is hard.

So I've had a blog site and been on Twitter for about 2 weeks now, and I've come to the realization that blogging is hard!  In this food-blog era, there are so many awesome blogs that have been existence for a while and have kinks worked out.  I can't even figure out how to get tabs at the top of my page to organize recipes, links, etc!  How the heck do you bloggers do that?!?

But I'm working on it.  It's taking a while to figure this all out, being new to blogs and blogging and having not much computer knowledge.  I don't know what I'm doing.  I just make up stuff as I go.  Cooking too.  Let it be noted that I am no chef, no expert in the culinary field.  I post recipes of things I made that are good (I don't post ones that didn't work out haha, but maybe I should.)  I throw in a little of this and a little of that, and voila!  My boyfriend likes these meals.  Though I take inspiration from other recipes or restaurant meals, these dishes are my own creation (unless otherwise noted).    I look forward to developing what exactly I am doing in the culinary field, where I am going with this, and I invite you to watch me keep making up stuff as I go!

So far, most of my dishes are healthy, using fresh, seasonal, and as much as possible organic ingredients.  I believe in real food, not canned, chemically injected, pesticide ridden, mass produced 'food'.  You'll find I often make gluten free dishes- I do not have celiac disease, but my step-dad does, and I think it's a healthier way of living anyway.  So I'll continue on, reforming my blog, tweeting away.  I'll start a facebook page shortly as well so stay tuned!

And here's my fresh side dish of the day!

Super Simple Heirloom Tomato Salad

This is so simple and easy I'm not sure I can call it a recipe.  Just something I threw together real quick. Fresh, sweet, and juicy heirloom tomatoes are really what does it here- don't even bother if you have any other kind of tomato on hand.

3 Heirloom tomatoes, in different colors and sized for distinction on plate
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (plus little extra for drizzling)
Fresh parsley
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Mix balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and 1 tbsp fresh parsley together in bowl.

Slice tomatoes into 1/2 thick slices. Pour a little balsamic vinegar on plate.  Layer 1 slice of each tomato on a dish, layering smaller slices on top of larger slices.

Drizzle with olive oil mixture.


1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the blog. Nice post. If you like real food you might enjoy this cartoon about the food pyramid. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/food-pyramid.html