Over the course of the day, week, and month, I typically come across a whole bucket (yes, a whole bucket, maybe even more) of great recipes, beautiful food photography, and blogs that I star or bookmark.
So often I see recipes that I’d love to try, but I don’t have the time (or money -_-) to try everything. I bookmark sites constantly in hopes that I’ll be able to return to them or that they will be a source of baking advice or guidance. This information is essentially just sitting there not being used or given a broader audience, which is why I decided that I should share them (hopefully in some sort of systematic or themed way) with those who read this blog. Some of these may peek your interest and maybe you’ll get to testing before I have the chance. So here’s to the spirit of sharing!
I’ve tried to pick three that might go well together for a super supper gathering of sorts. They’re definitely all appropriate for autumn and look incredibly delicious. All your friends would be impressed if you made these and so would I. Enjoy!
I decided a few days ago that instead of doing more homework, I’d start trying to work on a possible new design for the blog. I wasn’t really sure what l wanted to make, but I had been collecting ideas, making some notes and knew the general direction in which I wanted the design to go. It was recommended to me that I start experimenting with Illustrator – I’ve used InDesign and Photoshop quite a bit, but not Illustrator. One thing that is really helpful for becoming familiar with the tools available in these programs is to start doing some tutorials. I really like the ones on Abdozeedo, but there are lots all over the web for all kinds of programs. The first tutorial I experimented with was making outlines and watercolour-style designs. This was okay, but I much more enjoyed making the outlines. Instead of using the brush tool, which is was I was using for the watercolour tutorial, I started using the pen tool. After spending a while trying to get a handle on how to properly use the pen tool, I was able to start making outlines of some of the tools I use when making the things I post about on this blog.
I’m going to keep working on this design, adding more tools, cleaning up the outlines, but I think it will probably make it’s way into the new design of the blog. The new design is still a ways away, though. I’ve decided to learn how to make the website from scratch, writing the script, and I still have a lot of learning to do. All that to say: look I learned something new, but stay tuned cause this will take a while!
Well, it’s certainly been difficult to be writing regularly having been so busy. Saskatchewan, the lake, Halifax – each required some of my attention. The good news is that with the most recent voyage, I’ve been able to secure an apartment in Halifax and the moving plans are coming along well! Yes, if you didn’t already know, Me + 1 are moving to the east coast in less than two months and I’ll be going to Dalhousie for library + info studies. Now that the major detail of the move (finding a roof to have over my head) has been taken care of, I’m hoping to get back to this space with a bit more frequency. Here’s some of what I’m planning: