I had big plans for my post today. But the FoodBuzz nominations changed all that.
I wanted to do a lengthy and rather informative post. I was going to call it SippitySup: These Are A Few Of My Favorite things.
The idea was a list of a few ingredients and give some background on them. I was going to include Basil, Mint and Mustard. These are ingredients I have already honored by including them in weeklong tributes. Sometimes my OCD kicks in and I spend a week (or more) posting nothing but recipes featuring a particular ingredient. It may get boring, but a manâ€™s gotta do what a manâ€™s gotta do!
Of course Tomatoes were to have been on the list too. I spent an entire spring and summer of Mondays paying tribute to the mighty Tom with TomatoMania.
But I also wanted to include a few other quiet obsessions of mine. Things like Beets, Chili Peppers and (of course) Cheese.
However, all my grand plans changed yesterday when the nominations came out. I suddenly realized it wasnâ€™t the ingredients I loved so much, it was the medium and the opportunity to put into words all the things that are important to me. Though I may ramble on about food here at SippitySup, Iâ€™ve discovered that I am also expressing myself in a much more personal way. That feels good.
I love writing this blog. I love connecting with all of you. I love having something that is so important to me in common with so many people in the world, most I may never meet. But, if I have learned anything from this blog, it is that the meeting is not whatâ€™s important. The connection is what matters.
So in in appreciation for that connection, Iâ€™ll happily make you a drink, or help you pick a nice wine, or just plain show you a pretty picture of food. Because in doing that I am sharing something of myself, and that feels good.
Here you go, the photo at the top of the page is for you. It’s a picture of a few of my favorite things. I hope you realize that this pretty picture is really more like a mirrorâ€¦ because when you look into it I hope you realize that you are one of my favorite things too. So let me say “Thank You” for these nominations, â€˜cuz saying that feels good! GREG