A New Blog & Valentine’s Baking
Here I am, starting another blog, when I don’t even keep my first one updated as frequently as I originally planned! I’m not abandoning Becoming Mindful, I still have big plans for that blog. However, each post requires a fair amount of research, and I don’t seem to be able to focus as much on that as I would like to.
Perhaps it’s not the best idea to start another one… but I like taking pictures and talking about stuff, and Facebook isn’t always the best platform for that. So this blog is mostly for me, to share with friends and family. I’m not targeting an audience… this likely will be a lot about food, my cat, nature, and anything else I feel like sharing.
So to start off I have some photos of the baking I made on the weekend, for the SPCA bake sale. (The SPCA is an animal shelter, for those unfamiliar with the term.)
I’m not a big fan of food dyes but I can’t resist making pretty icing colours. The white is my favourite buttercream recipe, and the pink is this recipe I tried for the first time, made to fill these:
Chocolate shortbread, made using this recipe— although it has eggs in it. I didn’t think shortbread has eggs. But then again, having chocolate isn’t authentic either!
I also made a couple dozen chocolate chip cookies commissioned by a woman a work. Hmm… perhaps my baking business has begun!
Bakefests are those things that sound like a good idea at the time, but turn out to be a lot of work. The pile of dishes was enormous.
Here’s my special Valentine