With the start of a new year I've given into the pressure of resolutions.

I've set a simple challenge for myself. That challenge being to cook or bake something new in the kitchen for each month of 2012. That means its one something new once a month. Surely an easy to accomplish goal with minimal planning.

I haven't yet decided what I'll be cooking for each month but will probably just do what I feel like. Else its just no fun and I'll quickly lose all interest in being just a little more capable in the kitchen.

This is simply a fun challenge to learn a few new things. Nothing remotely challenging and certainly nothing serious.

For January I made pavlova. I'll make more of an effort to take better photographs for February's dish. A bad picture is still always better than no picture. The pavlova didn't last long. It was delicious and I'll most certainly make it again.