Okay, okay, I know it’s Saturday, but I started this post yesterday, and then Benadryl kicked in, and I fell asleep before finishing it.
So here it goes: I now pronounce Fridays food-related days! It means two things: a) once a week, you will have to endure me sharing recipes or b) once a week you will get to see photos of UAE food (that will have to wait until August, though).
I don’t have a recipe for today, but I will share a recipe-related story.
When I realized that I could not possibly take all of my cookbooks and recipe magazines to the UAE with me, I decided this was a great time to make an electronic copy of my collection. Shon and I started typing up our most used and loved recipes, as well as some we wanted to try. At the same time, I began searching for a website that would allow me to store my recipe library online.
After reading some reviews, I settled on bigoven.com, lured by a decent selection of free features and an iPod/iPhone app. I registered, added recipes and uploaded a couple of photos (old, but better than nothing).
And several days later, I received an e-mail saying that my photo of the Fruit Pizza won their Photo of the Month contest (which I didn’t know existed), and that I will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and a year of free Pro membership.
Trust me, friends, it took me awhile to believe it wasn’t a scam. I have never won anything in my life, let alone a hundred bucks for a very, very mediocre photo. I am not a food photographer, I am not a photographer at all, really, but here I am, debating how to spend my unexpected wealth.
So here’s to luck, pleasant surprises, and good food!