April turned out to be an interesting month as far as the challenge went. Thanks to the nifty pre-scheduling tool in WordPress, I was better able to keep up with the posts while job searching and taking care of my family with our different appointments. Finding time to visit blogs wasn’t an easy task to do, but I managed to see a few.
What ever possessed me to write about food and cooking must have been crazy to begin with. Researching the different things to cook with was difficult. Breaking them down into layman’s terms was more difficult than anticipated. But, the fact that I learned a lot and found so many wonderful recipes to go with each post made it all worth the time I put into it.
The most difficult posts were V, U, and X because there were no mainstream dishes I had heard of to fit these two letters. I sifted through foodnetwork.com, allrecipes.com, cooking.com, and even a few diabetic sites to find something and each came up with diddly, jack, and squat. Finally, I decided to do a search on Google to find recipes that began with the those letters and found Ugba Soup, Xacuti, and Vinthaleaux. Strange food with hard to find ingredients, but they sounded good and the pictures looked appetizing. That’s what mattered most, how good they looked. As they say, we eat with our eyes before we taste them.
The best posts came early in the challenge when my inbox was flooded with people liking the posts about Bechamel, Aioli, and Cannoli. What can I say? I loved those posts, too. Not because they were easy, but because they were things I had seen made on various cooking shows on Foodnetwork. There are so many different ways to do those recipes that I was drooling during each show. Since I had written those posts, I have tried many of them. A few I had already made and that was why I chose them for the post.
Now, asking me to name the blogs I liked the most during the month of April is not easy. I barely remember what I had written then. (Thank all that is holy for the archives) But, I did enjoy all of them equally. The one I kept going back to the most belonged to one of the co-hosts of the challenge. I loved how random his posts were even though they did meet a certain pattern.
There is one thing I will say about the whole challenge. It is the best advise anyone can give to anyone on the net or for life in general.
Google and Wikipedia are your friends. Use them wisely and you will be able to research anything.
See all of you at next year’s challenge!