I have an addiction. I can't help but be attracted to cookbooks and cooking magazines and cooking blogs. I love looking at recipes and pictures of wonderful food. In fact, I have begun picking up local cookbooks as souvenirs when I travel. The collection is getting a little out of control.
Clearly, giving this up is not an option, so instead, I am resolved to actually use them! I have a bad habit of using the same recipes over and over, because I know I can rely on those recipes. blogging events like TWD and VtV, but I feel I need to force myself to branch out. So, I'm challenging myself. I am going to make a point to use a recipe from a different cookbook (one that I already own - no using this as an excuse to buy more!) each week.
And now, since you've been so kind as to read a post without a picture - a picture from the new ice cream place in Staunton, VA - The Split Banana: This is a scoop each of Murder Mango Sorbet(seriously, this is deadly! I don't know what they added, but it has a kick), mint mocha gelato(surprisingly light amount of mocha, which I appreciated), and chocolate hazelnut gelato(mmmmm.).