Guest post from Culinary Adventures with Camilla!
Guest post from Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla!
I am so glad that you’re here because you are just in time to see my very first guest poster here at Try Anything Once…for the sake of my piehole!
I’ve written guest posts and guest articles but never have I had a guest visit here. Until today. The only thing I asked for was trying something new or different and she has worked on doing exactly that!
Meet my new friend Camilla Mann!
Camilla is a real go-getter in the kitchen and she is willing to try almost anything. She is very passionate about cooking, she is a freelance writer, jewelry maker and a photographer. I’m very excited to have Camilla here guest posting today and be sure to head on over to check out Culinary Adventures with Camilla for recipes from all over the world!
Overcoming a challenge.
by Camilla Mann of Culinary Adventures with Camilla
In years past I have been wildly protective of my kitchen. Ridiculous even. Friends would come over for dinner and they would – literally – not be allowed to cross the threshold. They might make the mistake once and my husband would be quick to point out the daggers I was throwing with my eyes: get out of my kitchen! I’m smiling in this picture, but notice no one in there with me.
But it wasn’t just friends; my husband and kids didn’t set food in my kitchen either. I still don’t know why I had that territorial attitude. I knew it was silly, but I just didn’t want anyone in my space.
Ironically, when we ended up doing a short sale on our house and moving into a townhouse with a postage stamp-sized kitchen, I finally opened up my kitchen…to my boys, at least. Maybe I just needed a change in venue. Or maybe I just needed a reason.
My opening up my kitchen coincided with my embarking on a Cooking Around the World Adventure with my boys and my deciding that they were going to learn how to cook. I had intended to get through all 195+ countries of the world in 2012, cooking and eating our way around the globe. That didn’t happen. We’re starting off 2013 in the L countries of the world. So, we’re a little bit behind schedule. But I know that this helped me overcome my fear of letting people into my kitchen.
Here they are…
Rolling Nacatamales from Honduras
Pressing Homemade Corn Tortillas
Juicing Lemons for Lemon Curd
Making Meatballs for Fisinjan Plove (Azerbijani Pomegranate Meatballs)
So, there you have it, I have finally be able to allow people into my kitchen – with a smile. My solution: they have to be helping!
Well, Camilla you have definitely overcome your tendency to have your own space in the kitchen! And you have done quite well. It’s hard to let go of our preferences and allow our loved ones some creativity in the kitchen but as you have shown, it’s well worth it!
Be sure to stop by and say hello to Cam! I’m going to try making lemon curd for the first time. Thanks Camilla for the inspiration! I really enjoyed getting to know you a little better and I know that when I visit your blog, you’re going to show me all kinds of foods from different parts of the world! Thank you!
If you are interested in visiting here as a guest blogger please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk it over. Thank you for coming and I hope you have a good rest of the day!
What challenge have you overcome?