Somehow the second birthday of my blog has come around already.
I’m not sure how it happened so fast; I still feel like a newbie blogger – flushed with excitement, discovery and joy.
Certainly my enthusiasm (and verbosity) hasn’t shown any signs of abating. In my first year, I wrote 127 posts. This last year I’ve posted 216!
Even more so than last year, blogging has brought me so much, not least some wonderful friendships that I truly cherish. Of course, there have also been fantastic opportunities to meet and learn from chefs and experts, visit fascinating events, review products and cookery books, attend fun and informative cookery courses, review restaurants and hotels and so much more. And of course, there’s been time for a bit of cooking too!
this last year I have persuaded my husband Pete to join in with this latest hobby of mine, in the guise of Pete Drinks. (He’s also making more regular updates on our gardening blog, now that we have an allotment to supplement our kitchen garden).
I’m more excited about food and drink than ever and can’t wait to see what my third year of blogging brings.
Here are my favourite 65 posts from the last year of blogging:
Hot Sweet Sour Tangy Lemon Pickle
Catch Of The Day At Billingsgate Seafood Training School
Lipsmacking Tamarind Ketchup
Beautiful Buttery Brioche
Cooking A Crab
Polpo: A Venetian Bacaro in London
Chocolate Chorizo Chilli Con Carne
Learning To Cook Japanese: Beef Tataki & Creamy Sesame Sauce
Urban Farming With Celia Brooks Brown
Choux Buns With Coffee Custard Filling
An Interview With Kavey
Mat Follas’ Foraging Course
The Scandinavian Kitchen: Swedish Cheese Tart
Pierre Koffman Is Back In Business: Koffmann’s At The Berkeley
Memories of Vodka, A Moscow Mule & The Re-Establishment of a Vodka Empire
Pickled Gherkins, How I Love Thee!
Creamy, Dreamy Paneer Malai
Best of the Blogs: Kavey Eats in the Times!
Chateau d’Yquem Tasting & Dinner
Food Styling & Photography Lessons from Alastair Hendy
The Views Are Paramount: Dining With A View in London
Denhay Farms: An Interview With Traditional Cheese & Bacon Producers
Empanada! Leith’s Meat Bible
Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake
Toast? What’s YOUR Feel Good Food Smell?
Hix’ Baked Parsnips with Lancashire Cheese
Under Pressure: Raspberry Pancakes With Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
Aqua & Their Curiously Addictive Kookoo Sabzi
Autumn Garden & Good News!
Home-Style Cooking at Delhi Grill
Meemalee’s Kitchen Goes Large: The Burmese Pop Up
Paganum: A Rural Tradition – Buying British and Visiting the Farm
Shaking it with the Zulu warriors
Green Romanesco Cauliflower Cheese
My Hallowe’en Pumpkin
Pete Drinks: Wolf Brewery Battle of Britain RAF
Travels, Food and Memories with Josceline Dimbleby
Birthday Blow Out at Launceston Place
Pete Drinks: Marble Brewery Tour-At-Home
Daisy Does Dinner for Kavey (NSFW)
A Rather Unusual Job Interview + Pear & Ginger Chutney Recipe
Angela Nilsen’s Ultimate Quiche Lorraine
Food & Drink We Love & Hate At Christmas
Pete Drinks: Bristol Beer Factory Tour-At-Home
Making Gingerbread Houses with LexEats
Love Shack, that’s where it’s at! (Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall)
The Great Christmas Pudding Taste Test!
Twelve I have, Eighteen I want: Confessions of a Food Book Addict
? Chicken, Bacon, Mushroom & Crème Fraiche Pasta
Chin Chin Laboratories: London’s First Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream Parlour
Homemade Terrine de Foie Gras Mi-Cuit
Pete Drinks: The Kernel Brewery Tour-At-Home
Sweden’s King of Cheeses Comes To Town!
How to make Strawberry Vodka Liqueur
Pete Drinks: CAMRA Says This Is Not Real Ale!
Bangladeshi Shatkora Citrus: Candied Peel, Cordial, Posset & Pectin
A Slice of Cherry Pie: Creamy Sausage Pasta
Viajante: A Journey Of Flavours, Textures and Unusual Combinations
Pete Drinks: Bath Ales Tour-At-Home
Thanking My Mum
Baking Bread with Master Baker Tom Herbert of Hobbs House Bakery
Güdness Gracious Me + Recipe for Fred & Jerome’s Chocolate Gü-lash
Also, a few reminders:
Lastly, I’d also like to wish a happy blog birthday to my friend Dom at Belleau Kitchen, which celebrates it’s first birthday today!