All posts tagged: list

Our Growing Edge – An Intro

Dear Food Bloggers and bloggers who also happen to like food, I would like to introduce to you a concept I’ve been nibbling on for some time. We all have bucket lists. Whether they’re written down somewhere or kept in our heads and hearts. Our Growing Edge is the part of us that is still learning and experimenting. It’s the part that you regularly grow and improve, be it from real passion or a conscious effort. This monthly event aims to connect and inspire us to try new things. Who can join? This blogging event is open to anyone. It is not a competition and there are no prizes or winners, it is just a way  to share new experiences. You do not have to commit every month, only when you have something to share. The host will do a write up and a round up on the first of the following month on their blog. If you would like to host a month, please email me or comment below. Submissions To enter, you must blog about …

Hello Spring!

Woot! It’s that time of year again here in the Southern Hemisphere. Spring runs from now until the end of November so those hearty winter stews make way for lighter, brighter things like salads and BBQ. Raw food is back on the menu. Seafood comes back in full force. Stuff in your garden and in other people’s gardens start to bloom again. You’re happier eating lighter food and you start eating it outdoors. Here is my list of 10 spring inspired tasks to tend to my growing edge: Eat a flower Forage something and cook with it Make Vietnamese Spring Rolls Have a spring themed picnic Make a white sangria Visit a new farmers market Make macadamia and coriander pesto (using garden bounty). Make Oysters Kilpatrick Deal to a freshly caught fish Prepare a raw meal What are you looking forward to this spring?

Buh-bye Winter

Your growing edge is the part of you that is still learning, trying new things and experimenting. It’s the area of your life that you are improving and working on. To push my growing edge as a foodie, I wrote a list of foodie tasks I wanted to achieve over the cold months. Tomorrow is the first day of spring so let’s look at the “To Do” list I wrote at the start of Autumn. I completed 8 out of 13 tasks I set for myself. Not amazing, but an ok first attempt. I wrote a blog entry on all the tasks I completed and links can be found below. 1. Learn to make Chinese soup. Done! I shared my recipe for this here. 2. Hold a cheese and red wine tasting party. Done! Photos of the event as well as the colourful tasting notes on the cheese and wine. 3. Overeat at a steamboat. Done with pleasure on a cold winter’s night. See here. 4. Get a slow cooker. This didn’t happen. I did …