24 January 2015

Happy New Year all!!

Well it finally hit me--one of the reasons I don't think I've been posting as much on my blog has not been my lack of interest in fruitcake--far from it. It's been a technology-related problem.

I don't have a computer at home. Well, I should be more specific--I don't have a computer with a full keyboard at home. For the past 4 years or so, I've been using tablets--first an iPad, now a Nexus. That was actually the problem. Have you ever tried writing a lengthy, thought-provoking post on fruitcake while tapping on an extremely tiny keyboard? Let me tell you, it's not easy.

This just hit me the other day. I just haven't wanted to compose posts on my 7 inch tablet!

This post is the product of my most recent purchase -- a Bluetooth keyboard. I am typing with the ease and comfort that only a full-sized keyboard can bring.

So I hope you can look forward to more posts from me on the subject of fruitcake. And in this new year 2015, I am going to state an unlikely prediction--that fruitcake will see a resurrection. The tide is turning, and I think fruitcake will finally win some followers. Stay tuned for more musings on that.

In the mean time, happy new year to all! If you have a special fruitcake memory from this past season to share, please do so in the comments!!


Cissy said...

Just discovered this blog today. I make a cake that i've always considered the fruitcake for people who don't like fruitcake for the exact reason you listed. It takes about a month to make counting fruit fermentation time. Anyways.... attempting to finally get mine out locally this year but pricing them has been difficult. Not technically hard, just wondering if people will still pay for quality.

Isabelle said...

Cissy, take a look at some of the non-categorized fruitcakes. You'll see several artisanally made ones that are very small, very expensive, but also very delicious. There's a market out there for good fruitcake.

Cissy said...

Thanks. :)