I’m going through a crisis, internet. Not like a I’m-so-embarrassing-and-or-hopeless-I-hate-my-job-I’m-so-poor-who-am-I kind of crisis. More specifically, I am struggling with the state of this blog. There are several issues at hand. Let me give you the run-down and maybe we can come to some sort of solution, like when the president says “let’s fix education!” and then everyone says yeah! let’s fix education! and we all pay more taxes and raise teachers’ salaries and find some sort of system that works…
Or at least I can, you know, talk about it. Complain, as it were. As is my way.
1) I’m just not really baking a lot anymore. This is related to 2 sub-issues.
a) I’m not jazzed about the things I’ve been putting into my body (heyyyyyyyyyyyy if that doesn’t set you up for a that’s what she said, NOTHING does). I know it’s not like, a dire situation. But baking really worked for me when I was living at home with parents and siblings to eat the wares, or when I was in a relationship with a man skinnier than I who, quite frankly, needed to eat a few pies. My roommates are worthless. They are girls! They eat like 2 bites and claim to have helped me get rid of it, and then 3/4 of it is in my stomach. Y’all, I am trying to keep myself normal-sized. I CAN’T DO IT WHEN I AM BAKING DELICIOUS THINGS AND NO ONE IS EATING THEM BUT ME.
b) I don’t have a lot of time. I’ve got this new job, and I’ve been traveling, and all my kitchen stuff is in a box somewhere on some Amtrak train and I have no idea when I’ll get it back, if ever. (Don’t get me started on THAT particular topic, AMTRAK)
2) I don’t wanna give up on the blog, but I don’t wanna put out consistently shitty product. You know? I’m not a cook. This isn’t a cooking blog. I don’t want to have a blog about the weird vegetables I eat. It should be about bread and muffins and scones and shit. But it’s not, because I’m not BAKING those things. Because I hate myself, you know? Like, let a lady not eat carbs for a while. A lady’s body needs a BREAK.
So I don’t know. I know I’ve been erratically updating, and when I do it’s mostly me telling some dumb story that the internet might be better off without. Lately THAT hasn’t even been happening, because I have been going to bed at like 9:30. It’s just one of those CYCLES, where I’m trying to not act like I’m 18. You feel me?
I DO have some exciting things in the works later this spring. Like, really legitimately exciting baking-related stuff. Involving pies maybe I DON’T KNOW IT’S A SECRET. So it might be quiet for a little while. I feel like I’m writing this type of post every few months, which is why I’m kinda feeling like this blog is running its course. But, is it? I can’t quit it! I just can’t!!! How else will I release some of my insane life tension? How????
What are your thoughts, reader?
Also, here’s some veggies.
Spring Onions, Apples, and Brussel Sprouts
2 spring onions (or green onions)
2 cups brussel sprouts, halved
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 small apple
1/4 cup white wine
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper
Saute the onions in olive oil on medium high heat for 3ish minutes. Add the garlic and apples, saute until apples are slightly soft. Add white wine, stir and allow it cook off mostly. Add the honey and mix to incorporate. Add brussel sprouts curvy side down. Cover and allow to steam several minutes. Turn brussel sprouts over and cook until soft but still a bit crunchy. Salt and pepper to taste.