Welcome to my blog, dedicated to my foray into the new hobby of baking and cooking for enjoyment ( and not just because I have to in order to eat!). I had never ever enjoyed cooking before and saw it as a chore. It wasn’t until 2015 , when I started recuperating from an illness , an illness that meant I couldn’t stand the sight or smell let alone the taste of food without vomting, that I started to take a genuine interest in cooking for fun and enjoyment and actually learning how to cook. I suppose having not been physically able to “stomach” food for months, once I was able to eat again I wasn’t taken it for granted again.
I stay in a cottage on a farm with my husband, so my new hobby served to prevent boredom, when I was unable to go out and about whilst recuperating. It also made my hubby happy as he got lots of lovely ( and sometimes not so lovely) cakes at his teatime!
My first purchase was an electric standing mixer. I coveted a KitchenAid, but decided to start small and inexpensive in case the mixer got relegated to the hobby cupboard. You know the cupboard that has the tennis rackets, rollerblades, guitar, glue gun and beads, the cupboard where hobbies go to die. However, I’m holding out hope that I will eventually upgrade to a fabulous KichenAid mixer. As you can probably guess the mixer I bought is blue, hence the name of my blog.
I attempt recipes from my favourite cooks such as Nigella, Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa , and also traditional recipes I have been received from friends/ relatives, as well as ones I have made up myself. But don’t expect a perfect blog, that’s not the aim. My kitchen disasters (along with my kitchen successes) will also be named and shamed for all time!
Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I hope I will,
Love Kelly xx