Tuesday, September 21, 2010


What an idea! What a concept! Stop sending chatty e-mails from foreign places about foreign food to a thousand of my closest friends! Instead, blog to thousands (hopefully) of new friends who might actually want to read my ruminations and recipes from the Taj Mahal or the Temple of Luxor, the Great Wall of China or the Eiffel Tower.
How hard could it be to set up a blog, I thought optimistically. After all, I can cook a five course meal - plus orduerves! - for 20 people without breaking into a sweat or murdering the veggies. I can whip up Chinese, French, Greek, Moroccan, Cuban and Colombian, Italian, chocolate, Turkish, and maybe a score of other cuisines. Blogs are, I was assured, a cinch to set up. A kid could do it! Just click here, and there, and...

Oops, jeez, what happened?  My scrambled eggs looked better than this screen! The vision and the reality just did not match...but that isn't anything new in my life.

If you are ever told how simple a blog is to set up, consider the source. I'm here to tell you it's totally counterintuitive (to me, at least), incredibly obtuse and frustrating.  Maybe the problem is that I'm not a kid? So, yes, this blog is a bit tentative and unfinished-looking, but it will improve. One of these days.
And the ruminations from the Sphinx, or the ancient stone city of Petra, or the oldest city in the world (that's Damascus, or so they claim), or the southern coast of Turkey will soon come your way...along with recipes that will make you think you've come along with me!

1 comment:

  1. You're off to a great start! Through the world with knife and fork and a side of wine. Way to go Lee. Pat


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