Behind The Butter

Confessions of a Food Blogger, Part II


Whenever I don’t know what to do with something, I stick it in the freezer (this goes for salmon, chocolate, crayons and rice paper).

I can’t sew to save my life and don’t even own an iron.

I don’t believe in eating just one cookie. Or drinking just one glass of wine for that matter.

The best ab workout is often done by means of hula hoop.

I love to order creme brulee at restaurants, eat the entire burnt sugar top, and then call it a night.

I just changed my Brita filter for the first time…now that I am 25 and all.

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  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 28, 2010 at 9:59 am

    haha I love it!! I had a hula hoop and a “skip it”…extra cardio for kids right! What ever happend to the good old days when playing red light green light was your daily exersize?

    And NEVER stop at one cookie or glass of wine. Life’s too short…have two…or more 🙂

  • Emily Eats and Exercises
    June 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love that you just changed your Brita. I’m terrible about that as well, though I don’t think it took me 25 years… I did wash out the pitcher a few months ago though when my brother came to visit and asked me why my Brita was green!!! Eeewwww.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 28, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Hula-Hoop and creme brulee sound so good right now. What is this ‘iron’ you speak of? 😉

  • Sarah for Real
    June 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Good idea with the creme brulee! The top is the best part!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    June 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

    By far the best part of creme brulee is cracking the top! Sometimes I order it just for the fun of cracking it. Amen to more than one cookie and wine.

  • Sarah @This Is It
    June 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I thought I was the only one who never ironed! I have one because it was my great Gram’s, but I have yet to use it. I might just be waiting for a special occasion or something?! Cute shirt in the photo!

  • VeggieGirl
    June 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Love this. You rock, my dear friend!

  • Evan Thomas
    June 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Chocolate in the freezer?!

  • Jamile
    June 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

    No iron? Wow! Do you dry clean everything? I hate ironing, but my clothes get wrinkled and I feel like a total slob if I’m all wrinkled. Mind you, sometimes I just take the shame and go wrinkled, but I don’t feel right about it! 🙂 P.S. I don’t eat one of anything. If one is good, then like seven is totally better. 😉

  • Becki @ HikeBikeEat
    June 28, 2010 at 10:37 am

    My freezer is getting an overhaul today because I have overstuffed it with things I don’t know what to do with, and now can’t fit any real food in it.

  • Rachel
    June 28, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Thankfully I have a boyfriend who will iron everything. I suck at it.. and if he isn’t around, I throw it in the dryer and hope for the best 🙂

  • Jennu
    June 28, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I just bought my first iron! And I definetly can’t sew:)

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    June 28, 2010 at 10:39 am

    You have willpower regarding the creme brulee! Once my spoon breaks that sugar-coated top, there is no stopping me.

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    June 28, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I’m impressed you stop with the brulee. Once I’ve gone and eaten the coating, the creme also has to be consumed too!

  • ShutupandRun
    June 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Love this post. My challenge is stopping at 2 glasses of wine…

  • Freya @ Brit Chick R
    June 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Haha – I do the exact same freezer trick with…well, everything!!

  • sassy molassy
    June 28, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I LOVE That top. So cute. I just changed my brita as well. Those filters can get spendy so I space them out…like a new one every 6 months or so.

  • Daisy
    June 28, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I love your confessions posts. I own an iron and i attempt to sew sometimes. I’m terrible at both but I like to think i get the job done to the best I am able!

  • Ellie
    June 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I can’t sew either! My Mom has tried for years to teach me but I just can’t. I also don’t own an iron. Wrinkle Releaser works for me.

  • Allie
    June 28, 2010 at 10:54 am

    ha- i thought not owning an iron was my dirty little secret. i’m so glad this is normal!

  • Shelby
    June 28, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Ahhh! Cute hoop, my friend 🙂 It’s always nice to find other bloggers that share my strange little passion. Oh and I don’t own an iron either…life’s too short, right?! Have a great day!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    June 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

    You are too cute!

    I don’t believe in just one glass of wine either 😉

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 28, 2010 at 11:01 am

    The cracking sugar was always my favorite part of creme brulee…I let someone else eat the rest. That was my way of sharing 🙂

  • Marina
    June 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I agree with all of the above 😀 one cookie, or one glass of wine?
    Romans said it pretty simply, “testis unus testis nullus ” 😀
    and hola hooping is awesome!

  • Kelly
    June 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

    haha, too funny 🙂 My sister has a brita and she has never changed the filter (she’s 31!).

  • Monique@She's Going The Distance
    June 28, 2010 at 11:06 am

    haha, I can’t really hula hoop. But I own it on Wii Fit, like it’s my JOB! 🙂

  • Nichole
    June 28, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Sincere words to live by. If a glass of wine and a hulahoop won’t cure you, nothing will.

  • marisa (vinyasa mama)
    June 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I use my hair straightner to get the wrinkles out of my clothes. Works great!

  • amanda
    June 28, 2010 at 11:16 am

    The cookie rule is one of the best rule to follow

  • Brynne
    June 28, 2010 at 11:20 am

    The freezer is by far the best storage I have in the house. And I absolutely love hula hooping – it’s one of my few talents, which also include identifying nail polish color by name.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

    can’t everything go in the freezer? i want to buy a huge one to put in our garage as well…just because there are that many things i don’t know what to do with 🙂

  • Rebecca
    June 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Love this! I’m the same way with almost everything you listed.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    June 28, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Love it. I don’t believe in eating just one cookie either. 🙂

  • Charlotte
    June 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Haha I totally do the same thing with the freezer!
    I made some banana bread that wasn’t set properly so I stuck it in the freezer and it’s delicious!

  • Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy
    June 28, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I agree with all of the above! Except I own an iron and never use it! 🙂 And really, what’s the point of eating only one cookie? There’s no good in that!

  • Amanda
    June 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    These posts are so cute!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    June 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hey, I don’t even have a water filter. And I drink from the hose when I water our plants. True story.

  • Kristin (Salty Tooth)
    June 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I also do not believe in just one glass of wine! Cute post!

  • Jo
    June 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    But really who does only drink one glass?

  • Becca
    June 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Right on (on every account).

  • Emily @ For Sweets Sake
    June 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    haha an iron? what’s that?

  • Courtney @ 3 Months
    June 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I’m with ya on the wine! 😉

  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
    June 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Hahaha, I love it!
    That is such a cute photo of you, too! 🙂
    I agree with the wine & cookies – but I couldn’t live without my iron!

  • Evelyn @ cheers2healthy
    June 28, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Next step: stock up on Brita filters so you don’t push off replacing it like me : )

  • Kelly
    June 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I like your belief in wine. And I never ever changed a water filter until I moved in with my fiance and he bought one and did it himself, which I guess means my record still stands!

  • Margarita
    June 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I can’t sew either, and I don’t own an iron but I’m *this close* to buying one… since I desperately need one… lol!

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  • Julia (Taste of Living)
    June 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    So right! But the best ab workout is a great, long laugh!

    Loving the picture: you look like a movie star! Really!

    x Julia (Taste of Living)

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    June 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    That picture is adorable! :mrgreen:

    Here’s a confession: I have never ordered or tried creme brulee. I know, I know. Horrible, right? I should add it to my Life’s To Do List. 😉

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I just bought an iron for the first time…because I had to for work…sigh. I’m still afraid of it every single time I use it.

  • Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks
    June 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    When I was still around home, I had my dad iron stuff for me. I’m soooo bad at it. I usually end up creating more wrinkles than there were to begint with :(.

  • Sarah
    June 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    ironing makes me angry…but i hate wrinkly clothes…horrible life i lead:) haha

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    That is an adorable picture of you, Miss Jenna!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    June 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t know how to sew either. My husband has to sew everything! haha!

  • Lauren @ Health on the Run
    June 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Haha I love these confessions posts!! After ages and ages, I finally changed my Brita filter too…after realizing I had a pack of them just sitting under the sink.

    But I don’t know how you survive without an iron. I hate doing it and try to get away without ironing something as often as possible (I’ll wear clothes that are slightly wrinkled to work without thinking twice), but sometimes there’s no way out. …or maybe that’s just because I’m worse at putting away my clean clothes than I am at ironing them — so they sit in a wrinkled pile for days before I pull them out to wear them.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I fully concur that hula hooping is the best ab exercise. And hopscotch is the best cardio. 😉

    I love the top you’re wearing in that picture! Where is it from? Please say you got it recently!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    haha I can’t sew at all either!! I think it was a trait I ‘inherited’ off my mum 😉

  • Krystina
    June 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Never, ever stop at one cookie or one glass of wine.

  • Jessica
    June 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I think it is a sin to just eat one cookie or have just one glass of wine! Especially if you want more : )

    I am jealous of all of the sewers out there! I can’t do it at all!!!!

  • Kasey
    June 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Love this post! I must admit, it’s hard for me to stop at one glass of wine too!

  • Stacey
    June 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Oh those are some good confessions.

  • Lisa
    June 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Sounds like me…I have no “off switch” when it comes to cookies OR wine! 😉

  • Mom
    June 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    DOWNEY WRINKLE RELEASE … next to the “Tide” in the same aisle. I will admit that I iron everything.. but this is the next best thing! And this is what my daughter uses!!!

  • Peggy
    June 28, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Jenna, I have to tell you that I’ve read your blog since summer 2008, and it has been so much fun to see you evolve from a fairly regimented vegan/athlete (not that there’s anything wrong with that! That’s pretty much…me.) and into someone who enjoys life and cookies and wine as much as you do. It’s awesome. You’re awesome. Consider me inspired!

  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone
    June 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm


    I find it’s great to do during commercials if not during full episodes of cheesey tv. Then it’s something productive. 🙂

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople
    June 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I got an iron for my wedding, but I’ve never used it. I just don’t wear anything that needs ironed!

    My confession: I have never had creme brulee and I’m 27. And to be honest, I have no idea what it is!

  • Raya
    June 28, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I am exactly the same about the sewing and the iron. AMEN girl!

  • Simply Life
    June 29, 2010 at 5:17 am

    ha! these are great! I just tried hula hooping and thought I’d be as good as I was 10 years ago – nope! i couldn’t keep it up for more than 2 seconds!

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    June 29, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I don’t own an iron either 😛

  • Lauren @ Running Examiner
    June 29, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I cannot sew either. Home Ec in middle school = epic fail for me.

    I DO own an iron, but seem to have a mental block against using it 🙂 I knowwww dry cleaning isn’t the most economical alternative, but I seriously hate ironing!

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    June 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Oh my goodnass! That picture of you is just beyond precious. Brings me back to my days in 3rd grade when I won the “Gifted Hula Hoop Competition” circa 1999 🙂 What can I say? I’m just baller at hoopin’. Keep on hoopin’, gorgeous lady! No shame in firming your abs via hula hooping. The 1960’s would agree with you on that, methinks.

  • dotsie
    June 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Cute picture–and cute outfit!

    Love the confessions 🙂

  • Allie
    June 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Haha, this post made me laugh out loud I JUST changed our Brita filter for the first time in Months this weekend :S I also tend to throw stuff in the freezer when I’m not sure what else to do with it, lol 😛