As I’ve run Ricochet, I’ve found two issues:
1. “Ricochet” as a word is hard for a lot of people to spell.
2. This blog doesn’t cover what I want to do in the food world.
I wish I didn’t care so much about the first issue, but the second is what hit home.
I’ve been thinking about this since I went on hiatus, but what I love about food is exploring. I’m not going to ever make the prettiest tarts, or artfully arrange cookies on plates, or garnish cocktails with sugar-encrusted microflowers. And, somehow, RB never quite fit the bill. It confused people when I tried to explain my writings, which have spanned the range from social justice, to travel, and most recently primarily about food.
While I don’t want to cater to elevator pitches, I also want something that can be read. And, hopefully, spelled.
And I write about two things, really: social issues and food. I’m building out a project (details will come once I survive a few more things) for my social issues, but I still want to blather on about my love of chocolate. That and I’m writing my thesis the next two quarters, so that makes it much harder to do things instead of it.
With that in mind, my next blog will be titled Adventure For Dessert. It’s not ready yet – thank you impending thesis – but it will be about the things I do for sugar-covered goodness. There will be baking, dessert tasting, and road trips. And it will be epic. And in the fall.
I’ll keep Ricochet Biscuit alive as an archive – it’s a reminder of where I’ve been and where I’m going to. If you can pin something or read a post later, great; the hand pies aren’t going anywhere. (I am also back to being alive on twitter, though not as much as I used to be. We’ll see how that goes.)
My thesis is in production, I have other projects in the works, and Ricochet isn’t bouncing the right biscuit way. Not for the plans I have in mind, at least. I hope you’ll join me on this next adventure, wherever it ends up.