WhatEVER would we do?
Feb. 11, 2011 9:20 pm
Updated: Feb. 14, 2011 7:24 pm
I cannot begin to share just how much time I spend on this website, whether it be leaving a post at "the crazykitchen", perusing for that ohhh just so RIGHT sounding recipe, or simply enjoying myself reading comments of any and all on a number of blogs...!
Wherever my day takes me, at one point or another, often more than once daily, I find myself sitting here at my puter, surfing allrecipes if for no other reason, simply for the pleasure of it!
While I was just another nobody when I first began taking advantage of all there is to offer here, it wasn't until after I began writing my blog, that I truly felt I had become a member of a HUGE family, stretching coast to coast - not forgetting "the islands"
of course, and I dare say that if my cuz in England were to sign on, there's probably a way that I could access her thru allrecipesUK (or whatever.) So, here in one place, we have the collective wisdom of 1000s (?) tens of 1000s, whatever the count would be... One
would have to be a blithering idiot not to make the most of all of these resources, right here at our fingertips, in the comfort of our homes! Take a moment to ponder, just how much WISDOM and EXPERIENCE is behind the membership... face it, it must be boundless!
While at times I feel that my comments, thoughts and requests may indicate a self doubt, I am only "self taught" and just a few years ago, could do one thing... follow a recipe to the letter! I now will mark a few recipes, thinking that I like this about
one, that about another, and yet even another aspect of a third. Then I get to work, melding these 3 recipes into one, risking my entire reputation as the crazycook should I totally screw the meal up... Granted, I've suffered a few failures, but as yet only
in that we ended up not liking the recipe altogether, not so much that I modified and resulted in something that a starving man on a desserted island would pass up!
I guess that having once again searched for recipes, looking for something to fit the ingredients I wished to use this evening, I got to thinking just what useful tool this site is, and just how much I've come to rely on not only the site, but as I've said
the wisdom and experience of oh so many cooks, whether chef or beginner... as we all have something to contribute. The end result, of course, being the success of allrecipes, from the newest of beginners, to those in charge of monitoring the site... even
those who are responsible for keeping things up and running, so that night or day, it's here in all of it's glory for us all to utilize, to whatever extent!
Now, take a few minutes to stop and think... whatEVER would we do, if one day, for whatever reason, there simply was NO allrecipes! if only for a few days....