A reader makes his first apple pie and FREAKS OUT!

There are moments as a blogger when I wonder if it's all just a bit silly. The hours and the energy I put into developing and writing recipes and putting my thoughts into text and sharing it here, does it really matter? Should I be doing something more productive? Imagine how clean my house would be if I spent more time on housework and less time with this food blog silliness on the computer. But then something like Roland happens.

I was getting my hair cut recently when one of the stylists told me I just had to see the videos on her phone of her friend, Roland, making one of my recipes - his very first apple pie. To see someone so psyched about pie, and to know my silly blog played a small role in that, well... that's pretty special.


And, just like that, silly is really okay with me. In fact, maybe silly is exactly what makes life so wonderful. So, to all the bloggers and the writers and the photographers and the artists, keep doing your thing and putting it out there. It matters.

When's the last time you had as much fun as Roland in the kitchen? What can you do to start making kitchen time more fun?

8 comments:

  1. I love this post! I think we've all have those deep breath moments praying it turns out, but his reactions were priceless! Thanks so much for sharing. xo

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  2. Wow, that is so great Amy. Roland is a good friend of mine and I am loving being able to share the start of his journey into "cheffing it up!" as he calls it. We have great chats about food, things we have tried and want to try, and we both LOVE your blog! We are taking your Amazing Appetizers class tomorrow, can't wait to try some more of your recipes and meet you in person.!!

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  3. Thank you so much for the blog love Amy, and for "putting it out there", trust, it really does matter! I have friends telling me how much they absolutely love your site, one of them checks it out everyday, and she lives in Toronto, so cool! Your blog touches so many people, near and far, and the love people have for what you do is strong. Sarah and I have been really enjoying your site ever since we found out about it through Andrea. We're super excited to finally meet you in person in a few hours, can't wait, sweet! :o)

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  4. What a lovely compliment to you, Amy! Such a rewarding giggle - and nothing says home better than an apple pie fresh from the oven (well, maybe bread...)
    :)
    Valerie

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  5. I am back, Amy! I just posted what I think is an incredible project that I would personally like to invite you to participate in. First, I would like to invite you to read my FBC2013 recap - and that will let you know where the project is coming from. I posted late this am and already have 8 participants! I hope you will also be one!
    :)
    Valerie

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  6. That was wonderful to watch - I have a big grin on my face! I hope my blog brings others that sense of discovery and accomplishment too.

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  7. That must give you a good feeling, for exactly the reasons you gave. It's always nice to see that your work has touched someone. I mean, this isn't a man who looked at the recipe, yawned and said "That looks interesting."

    Nope. He saw it and thought that it looked good and it looked like he could successfully complete it. Plus, his enthusiasm is catching. There are quite a few other people who probably feel just as good about cooking with your tips.

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  8. Thanks for share

    just make it fun hhehehe

    apple lovers

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