Blended Conference for Food Bloggers
I am so excited for this coming Saturday. It is finally here. The Blended Conference for food bloggers in Arizona. Yep, that’s right, a bloggy conference right here in Phoenix. I have always wanted to go to a bloggers conference but I have not been able to get away. Well, let me be a tad more honest, planes scare me. Most of the time these conferences seem to be in far off places. I was so excited when Wendy from Around My Family Table and Shawn from I Wash…You Dry announced they were going to start a food bloggers conference locally.
Heather Gill is the featured speaker at the Blended Conference this year. Heather is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. I love her quote about capturing the beauty of food. ”I create and capture the beauty of food. I love the beauty and unusualness in nature and I love to show it in my work.” This is something I have aspired to do when creating the pictures of the baked goods I create. I can not wait to learn from her on Saturday evening. The other great thing about conferences is swag. I have to say it’s a lot of fun to get free stuff. Speaking of free stuff, some lucky attendee is going to win our food lovers custom cookie set created especially for the Blended Conference.
I want to say thank you to the talented Amber, from ANCHOR and VINE for giving me permission to use her amazing fun kitchen images. While I adore the edible version, I needed a more permanent version to hang in my office. I can’t wait for my canvases to arrive. I think they are going to look perfect on my office wall. After I ordered my prints, it hit me. These images would make the perfect cookie set for the Blended Conference. I am so “grateful” that Amber so graciously allowed me to use her images! I think this set is my favorite one that I have ever made.
My favorite thing to whip up in the kitchen is
CHOCOLATE SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM
it’s smell is quite intoxicating.
Bonus: you get a wonderful arm workout
Spoons. hmmm. I go through about 20 of them a day.
I am known in my house has the spoon thief.
Do you go through a lot spoons too?
Don’t you think this is a good motto?
Life can throw many curves at you throughout the day.
Learning to “roll with it” doesn’t come easily.
It takes self-discipline to not let stuff get to you.
You know the stuff I am talking about. The dumb little stuff.
But that dumb little stuff can become a mountain of irritation if you are not careful.
Spices make everything taste better.
What are your favorite spices? Please leave a comment.
It’s amazing how much you can learn from others in the comments.
I love cinnamon. It adds a warm flavor to so many baked goods.
Hot Stuff. Oh yes the infamous baking mitt.
Have you ever been busy in the kitchen and went to grab your goods out of the oven
WITHOUT THE MITT?
Oh yes. I have.
Last but not least the beloved Kitchenaid mixer and the beautiful
apron that always looks lovely hanging in my kitchen.
Every girl wants one. We all have our favorite color.
Mine is Pistachio. I love her. Why? She is a hard worker.
Now the apron. I own quite a few of them. Some how they never
make it on my body.
I have ruined more shirts than I would like to admit.
What is the secret to making sure it gets on the body?
Are there any secrets?
Are you feeling a tad bit left out because you are not going to the Blended Conference? No Stress! They are whipping up something real tasty for 2014. Be prepared for a full 2 day conference open to all food bloggers Nationwide, located right here in sunny Arizona. Plump with luxury accommodations, classes, talented guest speakers, huge sponsors, hands on demonstrations, and so much more.