When I started blogging I was nudged by a friend to just go ahead and do it. Instead of just thinking about it and worrying whether it could be successful or not. For a few months now I’ve been wondering about starting a YouTube channel. Of course I have been trying to figure out if I could pull it off, what would I do, how would I do it, that sort of thing.
I’ve been inspired by Stéphane of My French Heaven who has started his channel. He has already uploaded a few videos and he is doing a great job. It’s a bit of a learning curve for me as I don’t have a Mac and we don’t use Windows. So I found an open source video editor Kdenlive to try out. I took a few videos to practice and boy did I feel silly! It’s one thing to have in your head what you want to do and another to actually press record and do it. So I’ll do a bit of practicing and see what I can sort out. I have iMovie on my phone but that screen is too small for me and I don’t have enough space on my iPad. Then I have to figure out camera set ups. I think this could be fun, once I learn the ropes.
This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous so we did a lot of outdoor projects. Which meant easy dinners was the name of the game. My husband wanted burgers. I wanted to do them with a twist. For the actual burger I did the same ones as I did in my gourmet burgers. Though instead of goat meat I used beef.
Instead of buns I bought large portobello caps to grill. Just prep them with sea salt, pepper, and olive oil. Set aside while you prep the burgers. Slice about half a cup of leeks and a few button mushrooms. Cut up a few rashers of streaky bacon.
Start cooking the bacon in a skillet. Once it is half cooked add the mushrooms and leeks to the skillet. While this is cooking grill the burgers and portobello caps.
Stack the burger on the mushroom caps, add goat cheese, and top with the leek and bacon mixture.
For this you can pick just about any cheese you like, my husband likes jarlsberg. You don’t need much more than this as it is quite filling.
Please let me know if you have a YouTube channel or any advice on having one.