That was my attempt at being clever. This post actually has nothing to do with ketchup or catsup (same thing). What this post is, is an attempt to show you what I have been up to. If you are viewing this blog for the first time here's the news: We moved from Texas to Michigan in May. Everything has been a bit of a disaster when it comes to the kitchen. What we thought was an awesome setup... is actually not enough space. That's not entirely true. There is a lot of space in the kitchen, it's just all underneath the counters, which is a big pet peeve of mine in the kitchen (along with super tall cabinets and smacking my elbow against something while I'm at the stove), and on the top two shelves of the cabinets that I can't reach anyway. The vanity in the bathroom and the cabinets in the kitchen make me think that the house was previously owned by giants. From the people I've talked to who knew the previous owners, they were more my height (short) which totally baffles me. So, the kitchen has been a bit of a fiasco, but I have been getting things done. I broke out the DSLR yesterday so I could catch you up on what I've been making.
I will post recipes and things when I actually get a chance to taste some of these fun projects. It will be months before I am going to try the wine, one month until the garlic is ready, another week or so for the asparagus, and a day or two more for the raspberries.
I don't know if you've read about my cornbread adventures. They haven't gone well. I think I may have figured out the culprit.
I have baked all sorts of gluten free baked goods without problem. The crisp and the cobbler both turned out well. It was only the cornbread that had turned out all gummy. I recently tried another recipe (post coming soon) and it also turned out gummy.
For those of you that read the cornbread recipe, you know that I tried a new gluten free flour blend. It contained xanthan gum, which is a thickening agent. I don't usually use xanthan gum, and I think it may have been the problem. Here's the thing. When I made that new GF flour blend, I made a whole jar of it and I have been using it ever since. I used it on this new recipe and I got the same gummy results. So, I'll stop using it. I don't like it. I'm super excited for my next attempt at cornbread.
So there you have it, I hope to update you further when I figure this whole thing out.
I like to cook, bake, and write. My creations are generally not pretty, and messes are a part of my life. Prepare yourself.