I love this project!
It started a while back when i realized that my weekly dining regime was a bit … shall we say … ad hoc. I was falling into routines without thinking whether those routines could be improved. Sometimes this worked out fine. Others, it fell flat.
So how to do better? No! No! No! How to have fun doing better?
That led me to consider that digital technology should be able to help out. Indeed, it does in some ways. One can find all sorts of recipes and food preparation platforms on the web. I look at these and post on them every day. The problem is that they are not MY platforms. They are platforms that OTHER PEOPLE assembled and assemble. That is what THEY think you should eat and drink. Granted that these folks usually are more expert at doing stuff than I am. But relying on their expertise does not grow my own expertise! Nicht gut! I want to upgrade what I THINK I should eat and drink. And I want to upgrade how well I can make this stuff. So the question was and is how to translate the best of the web into the best of MY OWN thinking.
The answer is very, very simple and does not cost you anything, as long as you have a computing device and web access. You just need to master how to use WordPress. You can use WordPress for free for this. It is really easy to master.
On my WordPress private “Home” blog site, I started assembling a page with items that I like to make – for myself and for company. This evolved into several pages that one can find within a single page menu that I call “Eating at Home”
- dinners – main
- dinners – side
- dinners – dessert
- after dinner drinking
Now I now spend a few minutes each day (over my morning java) looking at one or the other of these pages to see if I can upgrade them in any way. That includes thinking back over what I ate last night and as appropriate, adding a note about what could have been done better. I add my own notes in a post that I link to one of the pages, and I add more links.
This is really, really easy. And I find it to be a nice distraction to kickstart the morning wake up regime. To assemble your page, all you need to do is create links to recipe pages on your personal menu page. What could be easier?
So today, i was thinking about after dinner drinks. My fav is grand marinier
As usual with these things, there is a sentimental reason. One of my first head over heals infatuations (a lovely lass indeed) loved grand marinier. Ever since, I have too.
But as nice as Grand Marinier is, is it the only orange liqueur that merits consideration? Nyet!
Here is a selection – yes, the selection that I pasted into my after dinner drinks page.
Go for it … that is unless your personal chef will do this for you! And even then, how do you know that he or she will not find a better place of employment? Have you thought of that?
One last point — when you travel, you hopefully will bump into stuff that you like to eat or drink. What usually happens is that we forget about most of that great stuff. Ooops! If you have an eating and drinking page, you have a place to input names and recollections as blog posts that you can link to your eating page. That way you can link your great travel experiences with your learning how to eat better and entertain better experiences at home. Brilliant!
So, when is the next flight to Paris?