I started blogging in 2010, as a way of keeping my online recipe log. It was influenced by my cousin, who kept an online diary of her weight loss journey. I fell off that wagon many a times, so decided it was best to just keep an online recipe diary of things I cook. I wasn’t expecting anyone to be reading it, and was rather surprised to have found and made numerous friends along the process along with a lot of readers. I have continued to blog, as and when I get time, ever since. I went to the Food Bloggers Conference in 2015, and realised this was actually serious business.
2016 was a rather harsh year for me, as it was for many people around the world. One of the biggest lessons I learnt was, to put myself first. I am still getting to grasps with the entire process, and have to keep reminding myself of how grateful I should be for being alive today. During this process, I think I lost myself in the blogging world. It can sometimes be challenging to keep up with the demands and expectations of creating amazing pictures for your blog, ‘hand’ instructional videos and fresh new content that keeps up with the trending ingredients. As I was recovering from my surgeries, it gave me time to think. This is not why I started blogging! I am competitive by nature and I thrive to excel in everything I do. But this was wearing me down, as I also have an actual business to run, which has nothing to do with food. The blog was my de-stresser from law, but it had become a source of stress as I was trying to keep up with things. It was time for a change.
2017 for me, is where all the gloves have to come off. I will cook what I really enjoy and I will write about things that really matter to me. After 6 years of blogging, I had finally found my niche. I am kick-starting the new year with a new focus and a new journey.
I am redesigning my blog to cook illegally – recreating vintage recipes from across the world. It’s what I love doing. It’s what I have been doing for quite some time, but never wrote about it as I was keeping up with the Jones’. Since I work in law, I thought illegal cooking was an apt name for someone who finds it very difficult to stick to recipes in the kitchen. This is the one area where I don’t like rules telling me how to cook, but I do like old traditions. I respect my heritage and hold all things vintage in the highest regard. I collect old vintage books, but I don’t cook from them as often as I would like to. So, now is my chance.
Here, you will find some very old, traditional and historical recipes. You will also find some old family heirloom recipes and techniques. I hope you enjoy and love this blog as much as you loved my previous one.