Saturday, March 30, 2013
A couple of weeks ago I discovered Pinterest. I'd looked at it before, about a year ago, but couldn't figure out what to use it for. But, now I'm hooked! I like the fact that it's very visual - its a bit like bookmarking things but done with a photo. At the moment my boards are either a collection of bookmarks of things I like - music, comedians, places I've eaten - or new things I've seen on web pages and want to to save. Lots of fun things to do with food, recipes and cocktails! Lots of people seem to use it for collecting "crafty" things to do, and I've just started looking at that.
One thing that has interested me, is if you look at the food related pins, how many of them especially from the US use mixes or processed food. Someone commented on twitter recently that a joint of meat put in a slow cooker with a tin of soup poured over the top doesn't count as the "best recipe ever". I am amazed how many recipes, which look good in the picture, start with "take a packet of cake mix", or cheesecake mix, or ranch mix (whatever that it).
But on the plus side, I've discovered how to make a chocolate bowl using a balloon, how to make a Goblet of Fire cocktail, and some great recipes for parties.