The title must have made you curious right? Before I proceed to make the announcement I would like to wish all my Hindu readers a very Happy Pongal/Makara Sankranthi.
At this point I just want to tell what the news is, but I’m trying to build some suspense here. It’s going to be difficult though because the one thing I’m very bad at, is writing interestingly. I especially admire my friends Dee, DK, Srivalli and Sunshinemom for their style of writing. They can turn even a simple recipe post into something very special. Me on the other hand, I have an interesting news to share with all of you and I’m already struggling for words.
I don’t know if you all have noticed a pattern in this blog over the past couple of months? I know that some of you did, from the emails I have been receiving. Any guesses? It’s that it has been ages since I have posted any non-baking recipes in egglesscooking.com. In the past 8 months I have posted only 2 non-baking recipes and the remaining were all egg free baking recipes. It did not happen just like that but I have been doing this on purpose. I felt that posting other cooking recipes might distract the attention of the visitors who come here looking for just eggless baking recipes. I didn’t want to dilute the essence of this blog by posting other recipes. So I started to post only egg free baking recipes here. I still was cooking a lot of interesting stuff and was taking pictures of it too. I don’t know for what though. At the back of my mind I had this idea of having another blog for all those recipes but things were not coming together. We started the Forum, I made a trip to India, came back and started taking the Wilton’s Cake Decorating courses and lot of other things were happening.
In the meanwhile I also started receiving mails from some of the regular followers of this blog telling that they were missing the vegetarian and vegan cooking recipes I used to post earlier. This made me thinking and with a lot of pressure from my husband I decided to do something about it. Just a quick digress, I’m still trying to find out if it is a good thing or a bad thing that your husband is very supportive of your blogging! I completely agree that this blog will not be what it is now without his hard work but sometimes it is too much to take.
Now back to where I left. Finally I did decide to start another food blog to feature other vegetarian and vegan non-baking recipes. So that’s my news. We have been working on this for a couple of weeks now and wanted to make it public on the 1st of January 2010 but then we were going back and forth and felt that everything was not perfect and wanted to improve a lot. Later we realized that improvisation is a never ending process so it is better to get it done when you still have some enthusiasm left for the new project. So we decided to go public today because it is believed by Tamilians around the world that the month of Thai (beginning today) is auspicious and it paves way for new and better opportunities.