Hello long lost friends!
I think we can all agree that it’s been awhile since my last post, so I hope this finds you well and that you made it through 2018 without too many bruises. A lot has happened over the past year. The biggest change for us was that we moved into a new home and, most importantly, that I have a brand new studio, which by the way, I am very excited to break in. So let’s pick up right where we left off, and incase you forgot where that is I will start with a recap!
I started this blog in 2016 to learn more about ceramics and baking while I took a break from school to save. Well to sum up, it’s been two years and I am honestly no where near heading back to school. It’s okay though, I have come to terms with the fact that there are some things in my life that aren’t going to work out the way I want them to (Wow, that was surprisingly difficult to write.)
Even though I am not where I thought I would be at this time in my life I am happy with the way I have been living. Constantly making lists of things to try to create and cook helps me keep my head up and looking forward. My day to day life ever since I created this blog has been forevermore filled with food and creativity. It has of course been difficult and tiring at times, but forcing myself to have a daily regime, no matter how tiring, has not only shaped what I want my life to look like but, it has also given me endless goals to strive for. Right now that list consists of creating art, traveling, cooking, and most, importantly eating all the carbs!
So with that in mind I thought making the clementine cake from the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was a great way to kick off the new year. The movie is about living your dreams and taking chances. To quote Cheryl Melhoff, “Life is about courage and going into the unknown,” and since I don’t know where I will necessarily end up, I think it’s best to just keep going, keep improving, and keep creating ~ preferably with a bit of courage and a piece of cake in hand.
This recipe is from Nigella lawson . Pro-tip, be cautious on the baking time. I over baked my cake the first time I made it. On my second attempt my cake was done in a mere 30 minutes! Also you can boil the Clementines instead if you prefer it!