Posted at 11:09 am
Before I started this blog I was using my Facebook account to record my escapades through the bottom drawer of my desk where hundreds of torn out recipes hid. I started my Facebook posts in 2013 and I was concerned that my friends would get sick of seeing photos of food on Facebook and didn’t want to loose friends (as if; but you can’t be too careful). One of my wonderful friends, Helen, suggested I start a blog and, after a lot of online tutorials, I have!
It is not as easy as I thought, going back through my Facebook account finding the relevant posts to transfer onto my blog, and to be quite honest I couldn’t find all of my witty and insightful posts. I did however find all of the photos of the end products and the recipes on my trusty smart phone. Anyway, my Facebook posts combined with the dot points scribbled in my trusty cooking notebook have helped me share my experiences with you. I’m not sure who YOU are but welcome and thank you for visiting.
I will catch up soon and be able to post closer to the date I bake, cook and create. Do not fear (I’m not trying to sound like a superhero but it appears that way doesn’t it) I’m recording everything in detail on my computer as I go and soon you will be inundated with a heap of recipes. I hope you are looking forward to that day – I certainly am!
Posted at 1:29 am
I wanted to include a logo on my blog that reflected the name Gourmet Salvor. I think it is important to have a brand, something that identifies you and your blog immediatley. It is funny how ideas come to you when you least expect them. I was thinking about a logo on the train one day and started doodling on the back of a grocery receipt and this is what was produced. Of course what you see is a vast improvement on the stick like figures with masses of notes and arrows that was delivered to the graphic designer.
This logo was designed by Mr Jason Johnson, a quietly spoken, reserved and talented graphic designer. His day job is in a publishing department within the Public Service and he is very patient, understanding and accommodating. I would like to thank him very much for transforming my terribly childish scrawling into the inspired design I now have gracing my blog.
If you have the time, I would be interested to hear what you think of my logo.
Posted at 11:56 pm
I’m a bit obsessive compulsive when it comes to organisation, my friends might say I’m neurotic, but I hate wasting my time looking for something when I know if it is always put in the same place I will find it first time everytime. My house is very neat, my bookshelves are organised, even my CDs and DVDs are in alphabetcial order and each draw has a numercial title listing (you’re getting the idea now aren’t you). So it is no surprise that I wanted to organise my torn out magazine recipes, handwritten recipe notes and printed internet recipes into folders that could be quickly accessed when I needed them for this blog.
Among the many stationery stores I frequent, Kikki-K is one of my favourite and they have these amazing recipe folders. They are not cheap but are durable, well set out and perfect for my purpose (and maybe yours too). I have a number of these folders in various designs but this is their latest.
I place my recipes in clear loose leaf folders and store them in these folders under the title they correspond to (e.g. seafood, pasta, meat, desserts/cakes). They have a groove in the top and bottom of the front cover that allows the provided elastic cord to be secured around the folder to stop it from catching when you place it on your shelf. They thought of everything!
If you are interested go to the following link but I warn you – your credit card may take a beating: