Welcome to Messy Counters

Hi all!

For all of you that have been here a while this post won’t be news to you, but I’d like to take a minute today to discuss Messy Counters and Floured Paperbacks, why I’m here, and what I’m about.

Lets start with part one: Messy Counters. I love to cook. I love trying new recipes, but it’s more about the feeling of eating a meal I took time to make, and seeing the happiness it brings to those sharing it with me. Food really does bring people together, and I’m not sure I’ve enjoyed anything as much as someone telling me they loved my food.

I started this blog with the intention of sharing recipes I’ve tried from around the web, and have since started posting my own recipes. Working on my own recipes is a completely different experience. It’s so fun thinking up recipes, and then having to figure out how to make them the way I imagine, to balance the flavors and make it delicious in reality, not just concept. Sometimes the recipes just don’t work out the way I want them to, and I have to go back to the drawing board. This process makes me think both more critically and more creatively about my cooking, and I believe it is expanding my skill set more than simply making other recipes ever could.

So, let’s move onto the second part: Floured Paperbacks. I’ve loved reading as long as I can remember. Because of this I added in Novel Mondays, where I post reviews on the book I read that week. I wanted to talk about the books I’m reading, to help myself think about them in terms of my own enjoyment, and to be mindful of the efforts these authors took to get that book into my hands. Reading is a wonderful experience, and I hope my review will interest a few more people to pick up a book, or introduce people to new books.

 

So, for all of you that have been here a while, thank you. Thanks for checking out my posts, and thanks for sticking with me. I would love to hear any suggestions you have for the blog (recipes you want me to try, books you want me to check out). Feel free to message me through Facebook or tweet me using the icons in the sidebar.

For anyone new, thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll check out some of my posts, and feel free to subscribe.  Have a great week!

 

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