Introducing flaminglacer on food

Whilst there is no doubt that my life is not how I want it to be since everything changed last year, I am very fortunate in my work. I love what I do – well most of it!

At heart I am a wordsmith and I get to share those words. I am a collector of knowledge and I get to share that knowledge. I love to create things and I get to create all kinds of things, learning new skills on the way and sharing the journey. Mostly I do this by helping people with their businesses, watching them grow. I do it by building websites for people, developing and creating something useful. I do it by writing about the things I have learned or that I love to do. In a nutshell, I create.

The downside is that I am often working and writing in areas that are not close to my heart, though they are to my clients and whilst I get a huge amount of satisfaction from that, it doesn’t fulfill me. I have loads (too many!) websites of my own, but even those are not all close to my heart as many are purely commercial. Some of them are, but they are the ones that tend to get neglected as it always feels slightly self-indulgent to work on them. However I have learned some hard lessons over the last few months and one of them is that life is too short not to do the things you love to do so, a few weeks ago, I made a decision to focus more on the things I like to do.

The first fruit of this is a complete rework of one of my much neglected sites and now it’s time to share that with the wider world. If you follow me on facebook or Twitter you will have already seen it, if not please come over and visit flaminglacer on food, you will be most welcome.

Gnocchi BakeI love to cook,I like to think I am reasonably good at it. Sharing food with family and friends is one of the things I enjoy most. We have so many good things available to us that it is a crying shame not to make the most of them, and this is what I aim to do. I like to eat healthily but to me that means moderation in all things so I use things that some would say are not so healthy, just not too much of them. Flaminglacer on food is about the food I like to eat, and it will be about food you like to eat as well. You can upload your recipes and share them with everyone, especially me, I’m always keen to find new things.

MadeleinesOne of the driving forces behind the site was the need for me to learn about cooking for one, I’m still learning! It is a completely different mindset and the solo cook is not helped by the way food is marketed by the big supermarkets. Just because you are cooking for one you should not have to eat the same thing for days, bulk cook for the freezer, or pay a fortune. There are very few recipes that are based on one portion and most recipes don’t scale down well so I aim to try and redress that balance. All the ‘Cooking for One’ Recipes will scale up easily for more but they are geared to creating tasty food for one.

SpinachBroccoliSoupI aim to publish at least one new recipe a week, and as time goes on there will be items about food and cooking in general. There is an associated facebook page which will have lots of bits and pieces on it too, so please hit the ‘like’ button and join the conversation there. In time there will be a newsletter and maybe even a Recipe Book. Please do come and visit and leave a comment or two, suggestion for recipes or things you would like to see.

In the meantime I am about to take myself off to the kitchen to make a Pudding for tonight – and it counts as work!

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