When I went freelance nearly seven years ago I had this idea that becoming a free agent would mean that I could work from home, keep on top of the housework, lovingly prepare home cooked meals for the kid (later kids) and generally float about in the garden with a cup of coffee while casually glancing at my work emails on the laptop.
Well this fantasy lasted for about a nanosecond before reality came to bite me. Being a freelancer (a book designer in my case) actually means working twice as hard, never turning any work down and frequently working evenings and weekends. This of course when you actually have lots of work on. When work is scarce you spend every waking minute panicking that you will never work again (and starting a blog to fill your time – if I only knew).
Well right now I have a LOT of work on. And I am a little distracted scribbling down recipe ideas, attending Food Blogger Connectand generally wishing I could devote all my time to Supergolden Bakes. I have to strike a balance somehow but finding that balance is proving a little difficult.
I would love to hear from other food bloggers – how do slot the blogging into your every day life? Do you wish you could become a blogger full-time? There were several talks at #FBC14 about taking blogging further and if I ever find the time I will write up some of the talks I attended. If only there were 8 days in the week, eh?
Lassis are fantastic on hot summer days – in India they are frequently served with lunch and can be sweet or savoury. I personally love them for breakfast when I am busy as they take two seconds in a Multi-Function Chopper (affiliate link) – which has got to be the one kitchen gadget I use multiple times daily.
100g | 3.5oz blueberries (fresh or frozen)
100g | 3.5oz strawberries
100g | 3.5oz fat-free yogurt
1-2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
2-3 drops rose water
Put all the ingredients in your mini chopper and pulse until smooth. Add some ice cubes if you want to cool the lassi or use frozen fruit. I used frozen blueberries in this one – fruit is so much cheaper if you buy it frozen.