Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So Long 2008

As 2008 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the things that made this year a happy time. The most incredible thing that happened was that Fred and I got engaged!

I also spent lots of quality time in the kitchen testing for others and creating my own recipes. Food brings so much joy and comfort to our lives. So memories are made by the delicous smells and flavors coming out of kitchens all over the world.

My cooking goals for 2009 are simple. First and foremost I feel the need to conquer bread making. This art has been lost on me...until now. I just got Peter Reinharts The Bread Baker's Apprentice. I plan on studying this from cover to cover to discover the secrets to the perfect loaf.

My second goal is to develop more of my own creations. I aspire to someday put out a cookbook, 'zine, or just a nice compilation of my originals for friends. I seriously can think of few things in my world that make me more satisfied than coming up with unique dishes that people go crazy for. It is fun, fullfilling, and really tasty. So with that in mind, I head into 2009 with my spatula and whisk held high. 2009 is sure to be a delicious vegan gastronomical year.

I leave you with a picture of one of Fred's fabulous 2008 creations - Green Chile Hash!
Happy New Year!