Wednesday, March 26, 2008

what's cooking wednesday's - not so much

One of the websites I read is Michelle’s Bleeding Espresso. Michelle has a What’s Cooking Wednesday’s segment she does on you guessed it – Wednesday’s. She got the idea from Tales From the Fairy Blogmother. You should check out their blog/web sites. I enjoy it when people post what they are cooking and the recipes. I find it interesting to see what dishes are eaten around the world and it helps me try out new recipes.

I enjoy the pictures too. As they say, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” and I agree. I can read a recipe or have someone explain it but when I see a picture or watch a cooking show you get to see the process and outcome. Can be important to some recipes and takes some of the fear factor out of trying something new. I know many people that think Italian cooking is difficult, tedious, and laborious, I used to be that way too. Now I know that the American’s have tweaked Italian recipes and made them heavier and ingredient/time intensive. It does not have to be this way. After watching many cooking shows, i.e.
Lidia’s Family Table, Ciao Italia, and Everyday Italian and visiting Italy three times you learn that it takes just a few ‘fresh’ ingredients to make a great dish. The key word is fresh. If you have good olive oil, garlic, onion, pepperoncino and some pasta – oh my gosh, watch out. Oh, I forgot the cheese, how can you eat Italian food without a good parmesan or pecorino graded on top I ask? I can’t.

I thought of doing a What’s Cooking Wednesday segment on my blog but there’s just one problem, I don’t cook that often. To try and cook on Wednesday’s might put too much pressure on me let alone posting it up on the blog on the same day. Yicks. So, what I thought might be more appropriate is a segment called, Linda Cooked - Wahoo. It will be a post of what I cooked when I cooked. No pressure on me and hopefully there will be a recipe or two that you can add to your collection.

Watch for this segment, if you have any favorite recipes you want to share please leave me a comment.

If you’ve read some of my previous posts you know I’ve been having some technical problems with retrieving photos off of my camera’s memory card and saving to my laptop so I can post photos. I’m getting good vibes that this may be fixed in a couple of weeks. Yes, my friends I see a new laptop in my future. A brand new HP6910. Yahoo!! I should be careful not to count my chickens before they’ve hatched but this old IBM T40 is a piece of garbage to put it nicely and I’m getting pretty frustrated with it. I’ll keep you posted.


Barbara said...

Good luck with the camera, and with your blog! I'll be looking forward to readying more.

Shan said...

Hey, thanks for the What's Cooking Wednesday shout out. I just wanted to let you in on a little secret, cooking on Wednesday is not a prerequisite. I work full time and I have two kids and a house that all require my attention. Cooking on each and every Wednesday is too much pressure for me too. You only need to post your recipe on Wednesday. Cook and photograph whenever suits you. Sometimes I'll test out a few recipes in a week and that buys me a couple of weeks where I don't have to worry about my WCW posts. However you choose to do it I look forward to reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

Well how about a 'what could I cook wednesday?'? xx

Cherrye - My Bella Vita said...

Yea, more recipes! My file is going to be full!

Jerry said...

So the question is . . . what has Linda cooked? LOL Looking forward to reading more about this.

bleeding espresso said...

Yes, seconding what Shan said--I definitely don't make and post my recipes all on Wednesdays! I mean, maybe this Wednesday for next Wednesday, but even that rarely happens. I tend to use the weekend for experimenting :)

Can't wait to see what you've got cooking!

Linda said...

Shan - thanks for sharing your secret. I believe I now can participate in What's Cooking Wednesday. Thanks for visitng my site.

Figcharlie - good suggestion. I will see how things shake out, I might just need to go that route. Thanks for visiting my site.

Cherrye - I'm a faithful reader of your site, thank you for stopping by mine. I hope you'll find a recipe or two to enjoy.

Jerry - well, I will be cooking some recipes that I found on your site - Thank you for sharing. I hope I'll have a couple that you can use. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Bleeding Espresso - Thanks for stopping by, I so enjoy your website. I've used several of your recipes and yum, they were good.