Slow as I am to tiptoe into the digital realm, I have taken another little baby step: I’m on Pinterest. I resisted entering into yet another entertaining time-suck, but I had heard and read enough about Pinterest to think that a list-making and visual idea collecting addict like me might find it useful as well as fun, and thus far that is indeed the case. I’ve not learned enough yet about its functions to know if it’ll do all of the things I’d find most helpful, but as a starting point it’s quite encouraging. You can pop over and visit me there if you like!
As a land of research, too, Pinterest proves to have some serendipitous intersections of ideas and folk with similar or, hey, different-yet-inspiring interests and knowledge.
So when I got Pinning, I started collecting recipes along with the other stuff that piques my interest. I looked at a picture or two of yummy foods online and thought to myself, “I could eat that!” So yeah, I have a Pinterest board called I Could Eat That! And I saw very quickly that many of my fellow Pinners ‘keep house’ in a similar way; need to find a recipe or idea for lunch? You could hunt through your cookbook shelves once again. Choose one of the many recipes and menus that you’ve made before and enjoy the guaranteed success of offering the tried and true.
But you could, of course, go wandering around through the land of recipes on Pinterest. There are a zillion boards dedicated to pretty much any sort of individual ingredient, taste, technique, style or nationality of cuisine, and/or combination thereof, and if you can’t find something to get you interested in fixing that lunch, you haven’t begun to Pin. If you want to get cooking, get looking.
Stop torturing me! *drool*
Clearly, I spend plenty of time torturing *myself* by surfing recipes online! Hopefully I won’t be arrested for flouting the Geneva Conventions with my food-obsessed cruelty. 😉
Hopefully not. Because they are so painfully good!
Lovely salad, Kathryn, and a great photo, too. I started on Pinterest with such high hopes. I would, I thought, finally be able to organize my recipe files and any new recipes that I’d come across. “Ha!” I laughed. My boards continue to grow and I might as well google a recipe than go searching for one among my boards. ((sigh))
Like most of my activities, this one only serves in practice to encourage my slothful and unproductive nature whilst meandering the inviting byways of the interwebs. 😉
YUM!! Why do I want a full meal now and it’s only 7:45 am!
I think of food pretty much the same way lots of people do cocktails: it’s always mealtime *somewhere*. That seems like tacit permission to head to the fridge right now, doesn’t it?? 😉
Sorry, I missed that…I was looking in the frig. 😉