Sunday, November 13, 2011

little (kitchen that could) milestones

Huzzah! This is my 100th post on this blog. I don't know about the handful of you that read this sucker, but I must say I'm a little surprised that I've managed to keep rambling for this long after the LKTC Lent experiment first hit the internet. But here we are, 100 posts later. If you're still with me, well, thanks for that. I'm having fun making disaster (in the kitchen? in life? you decide). Hope you've enjoyed the ups, the downs, and the poor quality food photos from the comfort of your couch. 

I've always thought blogging was more than a little self-indulgent, but, I like writing, and my day job isn't exactly infusing a wealth of joy into my life, so, I'm going to just go with it for now. Once I owned the fact that I'm one of a billion bloggers out there, and that I don't plan on quitting any time soon, I decided to beef up the blog just a touch. Ironic, as I'm not eating meat on a regular basis right now. But I digress. 

Up there towards the top of the page, you'll see two new tabs: "About the LKTC" and "LKTC-tested recipes."  (Note: google reader audience, you'll have to click the links and/or go to the homepage to see what I'm talking about here). Since I believe my primary audience is people who are related to me, I'm going to guess that most of you are pretty familiar with a)my (little) kitchen, b)why I started this blog, c)me in general. But I get an awful lot of hits from people who have googled some variation of "how to make a saran wrap dress." So in case the brethren of you who want to be clad in saran wrap also want to know the backstory here, you're welcome. Side note: why are there so many people out there who want a dress made of saran wrap? Googlers, please enlighten me. (In case you don't remember, it's all because of this post)

That second new tab, the running list of recipes, is to compensate, in part, for the fact that I never really got in the habit of including full recipes in my posts. Instead of going back and editing every post, I put together what will be a running list of recipes I've tried. So if you remember reading about that tiramisu I won't shut up about, or that bolognese from a Sunday dinner long ago, but don't remember the original sources, now you can just click that tab at the top and find links to all the stuff I've made. Don't worry, the list is actually manageably short. 

On another note entirely, I felt my grasp on sanity becoming a little less solid, which tends to happen after too many consecutive months in DC, so I headed home for the long weekend. While there, I made a pitch-perfect chocolate cake with salted caramel icing. So cliche and trendy, I know. And yes, I'm bragging in a not so humble fashion, but for so, so many reasons, I could just use a win right now, so direct those judge-y stares elsewhere, people. 

Anyways, check back in a day or two for post #101, in which I will tell you alllll about the dessert-y goodness. For now, here are some pretty pictures of trees near my parents' house.  


yacht club parking lot

down the street from home

enjoying the view with the geese

little gracie, my sweet dog (and slow walking companion)

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