Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm Doing Something I Never Do

No, not talking about my deepest, darkest secrets of food and bingeing. I do that plenty.

I'm doing something I really don't ever do. Willingly putting myself on video camera. And asking for your help. You see, I have a secret (not a secret at all) obsession with Scotland. I spent a semester there during my junior year in college, and I've always hoped to go back. Now, with your help, I could have a chance. Bob's Red Mill is holding a contest to send one lucky cook to Scotland for the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship. Didn't know there was such a thing? Neither did I, but being the strange duck that I am, I jumped at the chance to enter.

Did you know I also love Bob's Red Mill? (I swear I took this photo way before I ever heard of this contest.) That bag of sorghum flour is already halfway gone.


















So I hate to ask, which is why I normally wouldn't, but today I'm shamelessly asking you to go to the Bob's Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle page and like my video. You'll have to ignore the fact that my video isn't exactly perfect...it is my first ever, after all. Learning to edit it was not as easy as I expected!

As an added bonus, if you check out my video, you'll get my recipe for Savory Oatmeal with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans. You can eat it for breakfast, as a side dish, or even better, as a substitute for your regular turkey stuffing. This stuff is good...and seriously good for you too!

Okay, ready? Set... Like my video! And I'll love you forever if you tell your friends too! (Yes, shameless I know...)

7 comments:

Just Call Me Zippy said...

You did an AWESOME job! I can't imagine being able to demonstrate cooking on a video. Was it hard getting the camera angle right?

Iris said...

Dee, I'm pretty sure we didn't get the camera angle right! But we did it all in one shot, so I think it was relatively good for our first try.

Just Call Me Zippy said...

I was watching "The Next Food Network Star" and they were discussing how difficult it is to find the right camera angle so that your body doesn't block the view of the food. I suppose that is why most cooking shows feature people cooking on islands with their face to the camera. You must be a natural. I love Bob's Red Mill products, too. I think you did fabulous!

Iris said...

Haha thanks. My cameraman, "The Assistant," was complaining that I was blocking the food the whole time!

Cheryl Harris said...

go you! Life is often about facing what most scares us. I'll head over and 'like!'

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I think you did a fantastic job, Iris! And you looked so cute in the video, too. :-) I voted for you!

xo,
Shirley

Stephanie said...

How cute are you?! I loved your outfit ;) And now I seriously want some of that oatmeal! I hope you win!

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