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Weekly Geeks # 4: Passions

Weekly Geek Task Four:

What are you passionate about besides reading and blogging? For example, are you crafty (knitting, woodworking, scrapbooking, model building)? Do you cook? Into gaming (computer or board)? Sports (player or spectator)? Photography? Maybe you like geocaching, rock climbing? Or love attending events like renaissance fairs, concerts? Music? Dancing? You get the idea. Tell us why you’re passionate about it. Post photos of what you’ve made or of yourself doing whatever it is you love doing.

If I have to rule out everything book related (finding, selling or researching books, reading blogs, etc) then the thing I like doing most in my spare time is cooking. I love good food, and knowing exactly what is in whatever I’m eating is very important to me. I love making and decorating cakes with my little boy. Here’s  the cake I made for his third birthday:

I’m not really very arty, but I managed to make this by following this great tutorial.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I bought my husband a sausage making machine for Christmas and we have really enjoyed making them from scratch. We mince our own belly and shoulder pork, and then experiment with different flavourings. My favourite so far have been pork and apple! If you’re interested in making sausages then everything you need to know is here.

Not only does homemade food taste better – it’s cheaper too!

I highly recommend you give it a go!

I had a quick look at all the other weekly geekers pages. I was drawn to Fizzy Drink’s page, as I love travel too. Seattle looks great!

I was very impressed with The Ax For The Frozen Sea’s tattoo’s – beautiful! – but I bet it hurt!!

5 replies on “Weekly Geeks # 4: Passions”

Your cake looks great. Whats his name? Thomas? LOL. I wouldn’t be able to make a cake like that, although I love cooking as well.

I remember making sausages during my childhood. Or rather, I remember my parents making them. They were city-folks who moved to the country side and I think they wanted to immerse themselves in the good ole days-traditions…and I also think they sort of had to, as they were both teachers and with a house and three kids and all that, I think it was cheaper for them than buying sausages 🙂

I love cooking as well! I make just about everything by hand (except sausages, even though I’d like to!)…pasta, pizza, even my own mayonnaise. At least you know what is in the food, right? I only became passionate about cooking once I quit working, and I had the time. I think I went for an entire year without making the same thing twice!

I bet your son and his friends appreciated your train.
I am not good at cooking, however, but as a child I have often assisted my mother when she got half a pig and started making mince meat, sausages, liver pâté and whatever she wanted to store in the freezer. There was a handle on her machine so I and my sisters took turns when she needed ´power´ for it.
I remember it as hard work, but also wonderful and safe days together as a family. 🙂

Our sausage maker is electric, so really easy to use – I can imagine a hand powered one would be good exercise!

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