It’s been a good minute since I’ve shared any Vietnamese recipes, and my rather nascent weekly series has been badly neglected lately. I do, however, have a recipe that I’ve been dying to share with you for months. Being a soup with dark-colored spices and veggies though, I had trouble capturing a decent photograph of the dish hence, no post. Thanks to these long summer days (which are already getting shorter by about 3 minutes everyday), it was still light out when we were getting ready to eat dinner the other day. I seized the opportunity and quickly snapped a couple of shots before inhaling the dish!
I must admit that I’m not that great at this blogging thing. My enthusiasm for cooking and baking hasn’t translated quite so successfully into good blogging habits. I’m always eager to share my culinary concoctions, yet my commitment to the blog has waxed and waned since restarting it. Clearly, creating my weekly Vietnamese Friday series has not done much to sustain my motivation to post. I also haven’t been so inclined to post recently because I haven’t quite honed my picture taking skills yet. What I cook up in the kitchen is usually pretty tasty, or so says the husband, but any attempts to photograph my food have only resulted in atrocious and unappetizing images, thus, making me reluctant to share.
The initial impetus for creating this blog was to chronical the recipes that my mom has passed down to me over the years. But, thusfar, none of my posts have been about the foods that I have learned to cook from her. So, in an effort to remain true to this original undertaking and to keep myself committed to this blog (sidenote: I have a tendancy to approach new hobbies with intense fervor only to quickly abandon them-hopefully, this isn’t going to be one of those short-lived, fleeting interests), I’ve decided to start a weekly series, vendredi vietnamien, which translates to Vietnamese Fridays. Through this series, I hope to share some of the tasty goodies my mom fed us while growing up, as well as, the dishes that I have picked up from the mister and his maman during my year as an unemployed housewife.