Not really an original sentiment and I doubt I'm the first to start off a blog in this way but what can you do? You have to start somehow. There's not exactly a shortage of food blogs about either but I'm forever rambling about the stuff, or taking photos of it, so I guess I'm as qualified as anyone.
For the above reasons I've been meaning to start a blog for some time but never really had a theme, then it came to me. In my 30 years on the planet I've amassed an OK collection of cook books - not huge by any means but it numbers over 100 so not too bad either - but I rarely do more than read them. When it comes to actually cooking a recipe from them I'm awful, always choosing to throw something together or following a recipe from on-line, whether a recipe site or a forum. Recently I've been telling myself I should cook from them more but failing to start on my quest, hopefully if I aim to blog my attempts I may actually attempt my attempts. I know I'm not the first person to blog this either but it's reason enough and on top of that it's a fine excuse to cook and play with my camera more.
The big question now is will I get around to cooking a recipe and blogging it or will this be the only post before I cancel my free hosting. I'm keen now but only time will tell, just under 14 days of time to be precise.