Confessions of a Food Blogger

confessions of a food blogger, part IX

My purse is still sitting in a pool of barbecue sauce outside.

Last night we had chili dogs for dinner and it was sort of the best thing ever.

I haven’t done cardio in six months.

Remember when I slammed my finger in the door? Well, the nail finally fell off yesterday…while I was peeling a grapefruit. I screamed bloody murder and then called my mother.

I sat on my 35th pair of sunglasses two days ago.

The other day I creamed butter and sugar together with my hands and pretended I was Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Read parts I, II, III, IV , V ,VI, VII and VIII here.

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  • Alison @ Hospitality Haven
    February 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    This post made me smile. 🙂

  • Whitney @ My Life. My Heart. My Journey.
    February 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve said it before but these are my favorite posts! Every time I read them I smile! Also, whatever is in those mason jars needs to be in my belly!!!

    • Anna @ Acquainted With The Night
      February 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      I agree! I so want to know what is in those mason jars! 🙂

    • Nancy~the wife of a dairyman
      February 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      agreed! what’s the recipe? Sweet tea? Looks so refreshing!

      • jenna
        February 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

        mango iced tea from one of my favorite Cuban food restaurants!

        • Nancy~the wife of a dairyman
          February 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

          Ah ha! Thank you!!

        • Lauren
          February 23, 2011 at 7:38 am

          Puerto Rican! Sol Food is Puerto Rican 🙂 I have dreams about their Chuletas Fritas and Te Helado, I almost want to move to San Rafael to be in their delivery radius.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    February 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    The sunglasses again?! Noooooooo!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    February 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I only buy $5 sunglasses for that very reason…

  • Kim @ girlevolving
    February 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Those blueberries are making me drool…

  • cathyb.@brightbakes
    February 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    sunglasses were born to sit on. That’s all I can figure out anyway. Your new header is super pretty, by the way! 🙂
    cathy b
    P.S. I’d love to know the latest you’ve been reading lately too …those are some of my fav posts…am currently working on The Kitchen House…next up is Shanghai Girls

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    February 22, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Cute post, my hubby is the same way with sunglasses. 🙂 Sorry about the purse!

  • Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    February 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Haha, awesome. Are you’re hands still greasy? Butter-fingers largely responsible for broken glasses and saucy handbags….so watch out!

  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith
    February 22, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    New header? Or did I miss it …

  • Angharad
    February 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I cream butter and sugar with a fork. It’s bloody hard work and I have no literary excuse/fantasy as to why….

    Also, I haven’t done cardio in 4 months…with you sister.

  • Lee @ RealLeeRunning
    February 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Love this post. Hope the 36th pair of sunnies stay with ya a little while longer 🙂

  • sofia
    February 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    chili dogs, no cardio and what appear to be margaritas. i approve of these things. very much so.

  • Emily @ Savory and Savage
    February 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Bah, sunglasses are the bane of my existence! If I am not sitting on them by accident they love to leap out of my hands and skitter across the pavement rendering them useless 🙁

  • Baking 'n' Books
    February 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    What’s wrong with Chili dogs? 😉

    Also – haven’t you been hiking? Isn’t that cardio?!! Eek.

    …and skiing! (or sitting in chalets drinking cocoa while imagining it – and BF actually tearing his shoulder off of course….)

    • Baking 'n' Books
      February 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      And I just noticed the new header and look – awesome!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    February 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I love these posts so much!! That’s pretty exciting about the creaming the butter and sugar together with your hands. I might try that during my baking adventure today!

  • Olympe
    February 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Love the new design!!! the green color is really nice!
    And this post made me laugh…

  • jill
    February 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    i’m not allowed to touch my bf’s sunglasses anymore…i’ve broken at least 3 pairs of his in the past year!

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl
    February 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I pulled a brand new…and now scratched…pair of sunglasses out of my purse this morning – alone with 3 older and scratched pairs. I ruin mine the slow and painful way 🙂

  • Runeatrepeat
    February 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    My finger stings just thinking about your nail…

  • stella
    February 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    The fact that you just admitted this out loud, in public, makes me LOVE you! 🙂

    “The other day I creamed butter and sugar together with my hands and pretended I was Laura Ingalls Wilder.”

    Oh Laura : )

  • Cait
    February 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    um i LOVE chili dogs 🙂 nom nom nom! ps those glasses are super cute! xo

  • LindseyAnn
    February 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I slammed my nail in a door in October, the nail fell off just after Thanksgiving, and it has just now finally grown back. Rough times.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    February 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    No cardio in six months??? You are my hero!!!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    February 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Can I say that this might be my favorite post? Sure. Because my favorite will only change to your “most recent post” until…forever, basically. 😉

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    February 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    No cardio in 6 months? Surely creaming butter and sugar together with your hands worked up a sweat and counts as cardio 🙂

    I love your Confessions Of…posts. They are always….wonderful. Refreshing. Real. And just so you!

    Seriously though your nail…eeek, sounds painful! Better wash it down with a margarita. Today is natl margarita day. I think I saw a tweet/google buzz of yours that you already knew this though 🙂

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    February 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Just noticed your new header…love it!

    • jenna
      February 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      thank you love!

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles
    February 22, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I love these posts.

    P.S. I really like the new design!!

  • Dee
    February 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    You’re way too cute and amusing! Please catch us up on your yoga-ing soon!

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    February 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I’m totally going to cream butter and sugar together with my hands now!

    • jenna
      February 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      it’s the way to go!

  • Michelle
    February 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    That picture of the blueberries is AMAZING. I love the depth of field!

  • Lisa {With Style and Grace}
    February 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    You are hilarious. I just spent the past 15 minutes reading through all your “confessions of a food blogger” and pretty sure I began nodding as I could relate more often than not. Thank you and if I haven’t told you already, I totally love your blog. xo

  • Luyi
    February 22, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    You’re not normal.

  • Amanda (Eating Up)
    February 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    My toenail fell off a few days ago. I don’t know how I did that.

  • Mary (what's cookin' with mary)
    February 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love these posts! That first picture you took of the blueberries is so beautiful Jenna. What great a great eye composition 😉

    Angela mentioned your new header… SO pretty!

  • Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama
    February 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I love your candidness in these posts. Sorry about your shades.

  • Katie
    February 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek ! I just felt pain for you when you said the comment about your nail : p

    Love the new Header!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    February 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    LOVE the last one!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    February 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I love this. I am so anti-hotdog, it’s ridiculous. They gross me out, completely. But somehow a chili dog is totally okay. Yumminess. 😀

  • Abbey
    February 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    For number 3 and 6, I love you.

    Also, made the yellow cake last night because, why not, and it’s flippin awesome.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    If it makes you feel any better, my nails hanging on by a thread. Sorry yours fell off, though. :/

  • imwaytoobusy
    February 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Your sunglass battles are too funny! Sorry to hear about the most recent pair 😉

  • jenn~f&f
    February 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I really love this post. I’ve been reading since you started blogging, and girl, you’ve come a long way! Sooooooo exciting and proud for you!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    February 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I screamed bloody murder and then called my mother.

    Story of my life.

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    February 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    love love love!

  • allison marie
    February 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    If I had to sum up a reason I loved reading your blog, it would be this post.

  • Amanda
    February 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I love the new header! It looks great! And I love the photo of the blueberries! 🙂

  • Euniece
    February 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    confession: i think its completely acceptable to wear workout/yoga clothes all day even if you didn’t do it!

  • Katerina
    February 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Love it, and secretly love chili dogs too.

    What kind of lens did you shoot that blueberry photo with?

  • Rachel @ Healthy Teacher
    February 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Love Laura. I’m pondering rereading the entire series that I first read in 3rd grade. It’s so wonderful.

  • Caitlin
    February 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hands down these are my favorite posts. Get better soon little nail.

    My grandmother cut the tip of her finger and fingernail off years and years ago. She always used to tell us it’s what kept her from passing her driver’s test, which was why she never had a license. You need an equally awesome story.

  • Amanda
    February 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I almost peed myself laughing! But you just bought those sunglasses….

  • melissa
    February 23, 2011 at 4:45 am

    1. i love these posts
    2. i’ve had the spill in purse experience more times than i can count. just fyi it can also happen with chocolate bars that get mushed
    3. creaming stuff with your hands sounds fun…but…don’t you think laura would have loved to use a light blue amazing kitchen-aid if she had the chance? :). yeh i may be slightly obsessed with mine.
    4. i dont see a new header 🙁 not sure why?

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    February 23, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I can so relate about breaking sunglasses! I swear I go through them faster than underwear. 😛

  • Clare
    February 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    The sunglasses part made me laugh. My brother has a serial history of ruining his sunglasses and our conversations always go:

    Him: I lost my sunglasses.
    Me: Where?
    Him: Because they were expensive.

    Him: I sat on my sunglasses.
    Me: Really?
    Him: Because they were expensive.


  • Katherine: Unemployed
    February 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I pinched my finger in the can-opener last week and have to wait for a black spot on my finger to heal. Confessionals

  • Katherine
    February 23, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I pinched my finger in the can-opener last week and have to wait for a black spot on my finger to heal. Confessional

  • Erica
    February 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I love these! And you:-) ((hugs))

  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    February 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Love it!!! You’re so funny. Thanks for sharing that. So often I find that celebrity chefs, designers, stylists come across as having it all together. I always find it refreshing to know that I am not the only one who has “those days” 🙂 Looking forward to reading the next confession post!

  • Rachel
    February 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Before I got my stand mixer, I creamed ALL my butter and sugar by hand. I never felt like Laura Ingalls Wilder….I just felt like I was washing my hands 5 times per batch of cookies. But maybe now, having the option, I could see the novelty of it!

    (Although with a nail-less finger, I’m sure it would be kind of awful..)

  • Melissa
    February 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    This confession series may be your best posts!!!! The similarities between us are uncanny. <3 ELR!

  • R @ Learning As I Chop
    February 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    What a great photo!

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    February 24, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Awww – love! Except for the nail…I know how much that sucks.

  • Charise
    February 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I love these posts. They usually make me laugh out loud, and give us little looks into your non-cooking life. 🙂

  • Emilee
    February 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    You’re funny.

  • Heather Eats Almond Butter
    February 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Cardio is totally overrated anyway. 😉