My friend Daphne responded with: "I think you insist you don't bake so that you won't feel required to do everything that interests you."
Well, damn. She got that right. I mean, aside from my lack of a sweet tooth, this is exactly why I don't bake. I love lemon poppyseed anything. I love the way it smells when it's baking. I love the way it looks, particularly when you get big flecks of lemon zest in between the black seeds. I love the way the seeds crackle when I bite them. I love the sweetness, sure, but there's also something savory about it too. In my mind, lemon and poppyseed is one of life's most sublime pairings.
All this love and passion...and just ask me if I've ever actually baked anything lemon or poppyseed... And then comes the big why? Or why not?
All of you who cook and bake, do you feel the same way? I mean, we can't go chasing after every single thing, right? There aren't enough hours in the day, particularly for those of us who have non-food full-time jobs, right? So how do you narrow it down?
NOTE: The image is from Picky Cook's heavenly blog post on Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze. You'll understand my love after reading this - her photos are stunning.