During the height of last year’s pumpkin season, Josh & I were invited to our friends’ dinner party in LA where we brought Noodle Kugel–a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish savory, yet sweet dish most closely described as a baked noodle casserole–& pumpkin wontons. Both items were a hit, but because my pumpkin wonton filled tupperware was compact, it was carried away into the living room away from the dinner table where the dinner hostess’ guests kept it guarded from others. I never got around to posting that recipe, mostly because it was a “toss everything in this wonton + pumpkin” recipe, but ever since the Pumpkin Wonton Hoarding of 2013, I’ve been dabbling with many other wonton/dumpling recipes.
I’ve been working on making a brand new, responsive, HTML 5 compliant layout for TB, hoping to refresh its look & push it into the modern age of the interwebz. However, that means I also have to start restructuring how my posts are composed. Many food bloggers use each new post as a way to post their recipes & then use categories to file them away on a separate page to view, which can often be confusing when combined with a personal adventure story. I began using separate pages to display my recipes because I think it makes the most logical sense to separate events from recipes when I started writing recipes & will continue to do so. I want my posts to be more geared toward food than before & less personal adventure story-like. In order to be the opposite of the hundreds of cluttered Blogspot food blogs I abhor, I need to take a step in a more “obvious” direction: this is a food blog & I also like to plant things. There will always be pictures of food & recipes – it’s my niche & I need to stick with a theme. However, I may sprinkle some fashion posts for the funsies from time to time, followed by a recipe.