It’s always like this, when I bake more than I can blog about, I subsequently find myself wordless. Even more so this time, because this July will mark my ten years of blogging about food.
Yes, some of you might not know but before comme un lait fraise, I used to write on foodbeam and mon petit navire, a more personal blog.
And well, I’ve certainly been thinking a lot about blogging: the motives and purposes, the alignment towards magazines and books, the good/bad/ugly… Perhaps, I have a very unrealistic expectation that it should be simpler than it is. Really, I miss the spontaneity: be it a sentence, a picture, or a recipe.
While I don’t exactly know how I’m going to approach this what’s-the-point-of-it-all crisis, there is one thing I know for sure: I don’t want to stop blogging. But I want it to feel right and true; for your sake, and mine too.
In April, I’ve discovered that baking logs were a thing thanks to Sarah who makes beautiful ones every month on Steller. Which reminds me that I need to update my social media icons in the sidebar. Which reminds me that my professional website needs updating too. Which reminds me that… Yes, it’s truly endless. Sometimes, I wonder how everyone manages to keep up with everything.
I made one too. And I hope I’ll make one again for May. And June.
The not-so-official May must-tell-you-about list.
1. An oat sourdough bread, that I still need to work on. But we’ve moved and I don’t have a cast-iron pot here. And yesterday, when I baked our usual Tartine country sourdough without it, it looked a bit sad; still amazing, but not the same shiny blistered crust.
2. Swedish progresses. I’m not going to lie, I love being a student again. And spend most of my afternoons at the campus library, studying Swedish grammar. As a result, my brain is now a mess made of French, English and Swedish; at times, even Italian words randomly pop up.
3. Pains au chocolat bullar, or when croissant dough is combined with a chocolate pastry cream and shaped like a bulle.
4. I’m thinking of breaking down my “croissant studies” post as it’s already getting way too long.
5. Our Sunday bicycle rides through the woods. And the start of spring (damn it’s slow here!).
6.Tartine country bread; the new favourite in our house. I make it every week. Tonight we’ll have a buttered slice along with a bowl of leek and potato soup; another of our coups de coeur.
7. I’m counting days until all the trees around us will start to bloom.
8. Inspired with the exchanges my friend Sabrina and I once had about less-sweet-jams, I’ve been wanting to do some research on a compote/jam coumpound.
9. I am – always and forever – writing my articles about: ice-creams, gelatine, and yeast.
10. Last week, I made kanelbulle again for Karl to pack in his lunchboxes. Yes, I’m only a year or so behind on this – expect the recipe soon ;)