It's a new year and time for change.
As the dwindling number of posts here recently indicates, I've been bored by this blog. It isn't that I don't still love food, cooking, writing, and photography. I do. It's that this blog no longer feels big enough. I want to write and share about things beyond food. I want balance in my life, and that means writing and thinking and photographing things that aren't edible. It means using this space as a place to try out the ideas I'm working on in my literary writing.
2011 was a good year, but when I look back on what made it good or memorable, only a few of those things are food related:
2011 was the year:
Amanda and I started an online cooking show Spatula
I became a regular contributor to Connotation Press.
I grew 50 lbs of sunchokes in my garden
I butchered my elderly backyard chickens
But, it was also the year:
I turned 30
got tattoo #4
took up yoga again
nurtured my spiritual practice as a Quaker
learned how to make make a button hole and machine applique
I'm not sure where I'm going exactly, but I do know that I want Prose and Potatoes to be a bit more visual, and a bit more about the other main interests in my life including cooking, but moving beyond just food. So, this year expect posts about yoga, Quakerism/spirituality, photography (with lots more photos), food, recipes, and sewing projects. Oh, and maybe cats.
This week I adopted Gabby: