American Thanksgiving is creeping up on us, and hence this is my final thank you letter. Of course there are many people and things I should thank in my life, and this week of thank you letters barely scratched the surface. But I needed to include this one. It is a truly sincere thank you to all my fellow bloggers, readers, and yes, even those silent lurkers.
Here goes nothin….
Dear Eden’s Eats readers,
First off, I must comend you for putting up with my terrible grammar and spelling. Seriously, I often get asked “who learned me how to right” (hopefully you understood that was a joke). And I must give you bonus points for putting up with my rambles. I have far too many posts I wish I didn’t and I hope I’ve never come off as whiny or a brat (because I was seriously beginning to think that after my lululemon post).
Like many bloggers when I first started out it was basically out of curiosity, and a simple way of virtual socializing. The great part of it was I found that I could participate when I wanted to, and didn’t have to sit there and try and make small talk amongst a group of people like you do in a standard setting
In all honesty, it is you that keep my coming back to my computer, typing up whatever shenangins I have swirling in my mind, creating inventive and some not so inventive recipes. In many ways, you’ve helped me in my journey to self fulfillment. I have felt so in adequate most of my life; that I have no purpose. But knowing that someone, even if its one person, gets a kick out of me…… well, that makes my heart smile (hmm, thats corny, “hearts smiling”, eh whatever, I’m leaving that in there).
Going to the foodbuzz festival this year really reminded me that I am indeed capable. Sure, I’m not “popular” and I high doubt people her wispering about me as I walked by. It was as simple as Sophia crushing my arms with hers in a tight embrace and a shriek, “OMG! Your Eden!”. Its as simple as seeing bloggers comment on every single post of mine even if I dont get a chance to comment on theirs. Yep, even those of you who never read my posts but leave a comment anyhow(and yes, I can usually tell who you are by your comments and boy do I hope you actually read this one!). Even the snarky commenters I embrace, because I’m not excatly miss nicey nicey myself.
So I’m happy there are actually people that give a shit about what I have to say or what recipe I conjure. I’m happy you all aren’t obsessed with what I eat at every meal or “healthy” I am (not!). I’m thankful for you just caring even for a breif moment. I don’t find myself all that interesting. I dont consider myself “recovered”, I dont know how to brilliantly “veganize” foods, and lord know my photography needs a lot of work. But if I have ever just once made you smile or smirk, well, my job here on earth might be done. But don’t worry, I hope to stick around for a while. I am just thankful for all of your support and your friendship.
So I hope you bloggers that indeed never actually read take a small moment to merely skim if you must, because I do want to extend a thank you to each and every person who had come and visited me. Has reading or writing blogs helped you or maybe harmed you? Are you thankful for them?
On a totally unrelated note, I dragged Sophia for a Whole Foods run and I’m sharing the evidence of this excursion.
Ok, so now for a recipe since I’ve been test running them for the big day. This one was quiet a hit so it might make an appearence on my table this year. For the hash you will need:
-1 peeled and seeded butternut squash
-1 onion sliced thinly
-2 tbs mararine or butter
-salt and pepper
Cook the squash until golden for about five minuets.