Monday, December 22, 2014

New Year's Resolution

I don't always make New Year's resolutions. They always seemed kind of dumb to me. If you want to do something, just do it. You don't need to issue a proclamation about it. That said, I don't think there's anything wrong with goals or projects. Last year, I decided I was going to make at least one new, healthy recipe every week. I pretty much stuck with it and, I have to say, I do feel a small sense of accomplishment for doing so. I called it a New Year resolution but really it was just a lifestyle change to try to eat more healthy. I hope to keep this up into and through 2015. Many of the recipes I found this past year, I found on Pinterest. If I didn't find them there, chances were good I pinned them there for storage and future reference. I didn't get into Pinterest at first, it just didn't interest me as much as more of the interactive social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. But I've come to find it is very handy for finding obscure tips. I was just reminded of something I'd found on there. I recently bought some cara cara oranges and I've been bringing them with me to work for a post meal snack/palate cleanser. The problem is, they're very hard to peel and very messy. Then I remembered seeing a post on Pinterest that said you should cut off both ends and cut a straight line between the two and, voila!!, the orange would unfold neatly and you could pluck your slices right off the inside of the peel. Yeah, not so much. Pinterest fail. This might work for regular navel oranges but, alas, my cara cara's were just as messy and hard to peel as usual. That's when I decided what I would do for the upcoming year. I intend to get my recipes, my DIY, and various other tips and tricks from Pinterest and see how it goes to live my year via a virtual bulletin board. So, follow along for some good tips and tricks but stick in there for the awful and amusing failures.