Monday, May 22, 2006
Food isn't just F-O-O-D
my homemade brownies among the other food at the potluck
When I mention to people I just meet about my foodblog, I usually sense a slight apprehension. It's understandable I guess since they might not have come across a blog that concentrates solely on food and all things to do with food.
At times, I almost feel that they actually think of me as this foodcrazy person who probably drools on anything that can be put into the mouth.
Now, I can't deny that I love food and I enjoy eating but honestly, in my eyes, food is more than just food! It's something that can bring people together, promote harmony, encourage love and so on. Might sound far fetched to you, but to me it's more than a notion, it's a reality.
I know it, because I've tried using food to create 'magic'. As some of you might know, I teach catechism class (sunday school) at my parish every Sunday morning with 3 other fun ladies. Our class is one of the noisiest and the boys cannot keep their mouth shut or sit still. It's a challenge to make them pay attention week after week! But you know what? I've come to love them for who they are since teaching them this year. They're all 12-year olds going on 13 and are still struggling with becoming teenagers so I can understand.
Anyway to cut the long story short, last month we had a potluck party during class to sort of mark the end of the first term. Second term resumes in July. So I offered to bring my homemade brownies and the other ladies brought chips, sausages, meatballs and seaweed chicken. It was a huge huge feast as you can see from the photo up there and here:
We couldn't finish the food but I'm glad to say my brownies were cleared out pretty quick. Haha, that's a good sign! I could tell the kids were having fun and it just brought a smile to my face. These kids, all 30+ of them, they're like my babies now... I'll be teaching them until they are 16 so it's a 4-year journey and it'll be interesting, seeing how they grow into a full-fledged teenager! But it makes me feel old now. I'll be turning 22 end July and somehow, I wonder what it'll be like when I turn 30 in eight years! It's not that scary I suppose but I really love being a youth so I guess I better treasure it now.
That said, I'm going to keep at it, and continue pursuing my dreams. My online bakery will take flight and perhaps in 3 to 4 years, I'll be able to have my own cafe of sorts. In fact, I am already discussing the possibility of it with some friends. I won't reveal anything just as yet but in the mean time, I'll keep you guys updated with the plans for my online bakery. I promise to sell my baked goods again this holidays and I shall, but it'll probably be in June or July. I'll let you all know in due time! Meanwhile, take care and eat well! :)