Saturday, January 7, 2012

On the Changes the New Year will Bring.

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:


Amanda McGuire Rzicznek said...

Love the new direction, girl! And the photos!

Cindy Salo said...

Ah, I'll miss hearing from you on P and P. You've been my main source of interesting recipes.

Especially for head cheese. I remembered that post while eating lunch at a Vietnamese sandwich shop (in Minnesota). I took a closer look at the menu and decided that the mystery ingredient was pate, not head cheese. What a relief.

2011 was an interesting year for me, too. I suddenly started attending (Quaker) meeting again after a...well, a long absence. Since high school, but let's not count the years. How lovely that you're both a friend and a Friend.

Diane said...

More posts from you is always a good thing!

And Gabby is adorable!