kitchen resolutions

December 29, 2010

I’m still in Nicaragua ’til early January but I thought up this list before we left…

As we say goodbye to 2010 and welcome in a new year, I thought I’d share some of my kitchen resolutions, hopes, and desires for the next year with you. I’d love to hear about yours in the comments section.

1. I’d like to make at least four bundt cakes with my awesome pan.

2. Perfect some “classics” so that I can share some of my favourites with you all. Classic Eating for England fare you can look forward to? Really good spaghetti bolognese, chicken tikka masala, steak and ale pie, fairy cakes, jammy dodgers and so much more.

3. Invest in some of the cookbooks on my wish list and delve into those recipes headfirst.

4. I would like to buy this table runner and several other items from this lovely etsy shop. P.S. It’s my birthday in March…

5. Explore some new cuisines. I live in Minnesota, where we have really large Hmong and Somali populations. Seems like an exciting and awesome place to start!

6. I want to learn how to bake something that scares me. Things that currently scare me include: croissants, macarons, tiered cakes, madelines, cinnamon rolls, cheesecake. I didn’t say they would make sense. I just said they scare me.

7. I basically want to buy everything from terrain. Chunk Honey in a cute-as-business jar? Don’t mind if I do! Gorgeous pumpkin-coloured terrine? Yes please!

8. Take a photography class so that I can share more of the photos I love to take with you!

What are your kitchen resolutions for 2011?

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Erica December 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

Hope you’re having fun! Great resolutions. I can’t wait to see the more traditional English type recipes! I want to try to make a souffle and make a large holiday dinner- mostly on my own!

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elise December 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

i love these resolutions. i want to bake more. i also want to try more cookbook recipes and branch out a bit. i wouldnt mind eating some of your bundt cake either ;) happy 2011

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Holly December 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

these. are. awesome.

i think my goals are to (a) take a photo class as well (if there is one in MN on the weekend, we should do it up), (b) work on recipe creation – just familiarizing myself with ingredients, techniques, etc. (c) not overbooking myself – if this doesn’t happen, then (a) or (b) won’t.

can’t wait for a Nicaragua recap (!!!)

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Whitney December 29, 2010 at 11:09 am

I visited Terrain a couple days ago when I was visiting the future-inlaws in PA and it is MAGICAL. I wanted to buy everything in sight. Managed to make it out with just a few wreck canning jars and a cute wood cheese board.

Can’t wait to hear about your trip.

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Kacy December 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

I can’t stop drooling over that first picture. Is it beets topped with goat cheese? uhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmm! (that was a low gutteral noise with no real meaning except “wow” in case you were confused.)

I love your kitchen resolutions!

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emily (a nutritionist eats) December 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

You should let me know if you find a good photography class, it has been on my list to-do for a while now…

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Katharina December 29, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I can’t wait to read these adventures in 2011!!! And I have to say that I gasped when I saw that picture of those beautiful beets. I do that whenever I see them. At grocery store, in my kitchen, on a plate, or on your blog! They’re so beautiful :D

XOXO much love to you, m’lady!

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Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

Awesome resolutions!! I would also love to make the things that scare me. And croissants are definitely on my list as well. ;) That and a souffle.

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Sisters Running the Kitchen January 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I am taking a photography class this semester. very excited! also – dont be afraid of cinnamon rolls. my sister and I made a GREAT recipe for christmas morning (its on our blog under recipes) try it out and then you can cross that off your list! haha

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Grace January 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Love your kitchen resolutions! I am all about new cookbooks! Except I feel like I always end up finding a recipe in a cookbook then googling how to change it. Not sure if that counts as “using” a cookbook! My kitchen resolution is to perfect my new vegetarian diet, which unfortunately won’t result in as many bundt cakes as your resolutions=)

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Angharad January 6, 2011 at 10:34 am

Erica – that should have been one of mine too – I’d love to make a big holiday dinner for everyone!
Holly & Emily – there’s one at MCTC I’ve been eyeing for a while. Holly, it’s not a one-day thing unfortunately but Emily, if you’re interested it’s nine hours total over the course of 3 weeks (every Weds 6-9pm I think). We should look into it!
Whitney – I am jealous beyond belief! I want your wood cheese board and I haven’t even seen it!
Kacy – yep it was roasted beets, goat cheese and a drizzle of honey – lovely!

Thanks for all the great comments, everyone! Happy new year!

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