Okay, I brought pie, so please allow me to be a whiner.
This past week I lost my Instagram feed. Talk about things that make you want to cry. No, I’m not being dramatic. That’s 4,000 relationships gone overnight. Many of whom I will never get back and don’t even know where to begin, because many of them (and/or you) I know from handles like A19_jillsli. Therein lies the problem– off by one digit or letter and it might as well be like we never met.
Along with losing those relationships, I lost a year and a half of photo-journaling. For those that don’t utilize social media—I get that you may not get it. And the idea of chronicling what you deem as minutiae seems to be the height of self-absorbtion. And that carrying on a public conversation that can—just as easily and with less annoyance—be better served without the hashtag(s). Maybe, but like a lot of things, there’s a culture here #takeitorleaveit. For those of you who do use social media, you know what I am talking about—a conversation that may take place virtually is a conversation nonetheless.
Now if you know me then you know I’m truly a social media addict; Instagram being my favorite. Not surprising really since I’m visual and a photog hog. More than that, it’s the place where I’ve turned social media friends into actual friends, a place that allows for some layering beyond blogging and self- promotion. I love seeing the personal pictures of people’s family and the postings that connect me to the person behind the brand.
And that is why the note in the new feed said, “I feel like someone burnt down my home”. But like everything else in life. I’m rebuilding and so happy to see so many old friends and looking forward to meeting new friends.
If we connected before and you are trying to find my handle, it’s bakersroyale_naomi, or click on the icon up above on the right. Hope to see you all there soon!
Now let’s have some Strawberry Truffle Pie to celebrate new beginnings.
Strawberry Truffle Pie
Yield: One 8 inch pie
recipe from BHG.com
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 4 - 5tablespoons cold water
Chocolate Truffle Filling
- 6 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, stems removed and halved
- 1/4 cup red currant jelly, melted
For directions click here.
* Optional - whipped cream layer.