Well you know what I'm reminiscing, its not just me but a lot of them have been doing the same thing.
Hmm, where do I start? I accidentally came up on millions of food blogs from across the world when I was looking for the Kannada translation of a particular ingredient on Google. Up came Asha’s blog and from there a whole world of other blogs. I was amazed and impressed at the same time. I spent a day or two browsing through a few blogs, one link led to another and then another and then another!!! It was endless and then it struck me that I could have a food blog of my own too.
I had a blog before, containing all the poems I’ve written. I made it ‘invisible’ once I published my first book containing the poems. (You can look at my book here) I had almost given up on blogging because once I had filled the blog up with all the poems, I had nothing more to write about!! Accepting the fact that blogging wasn’t for me I had moved on till of course I was again brought into the blogging world, but for a different reason.
My passion for cooking is very recent found one…7 months ago if you had asked me if I liked to cook and wanted to have a blog, I probably would have given a nod in the negative. Well, I used to cook but was for the heck of it. It’s funny and amazing how things can change so quickly. The thought of having a new blog and at the same time getting to like cooking and experimenting, really got me started. Six months and 15 days later, here I am with 78 posts and a whole lot of blog buddies :)
Now I cook with passion and enjoy every bit of it, and it sure gives me pleasure sharing my recipes. A lot of them ask me what I get in return for having a blog, I say “ a whole lot of happiness, encouraging words from blog buddies, and the immense satisfaction that somewhere someone just might be trying out one of my recipes”. That certainly is good enough for me!
I’ve been putting off doing this post since the day Nupur announced the “Best of 2007” because I thought I wouldn’t have anything to write!! Look at me, rambling on like there’s no end..hehe
Ok, back to the post in all seriousness, following are 10 of my favourite recipes of 2007. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while making these dishes as well as photographing them. Oh, that was another thing I learned to do because of this blog….food photography. I’m still taking those baby steps, I know I will get there some day!
Best of 2007 – My 10 Favourite Recipes:
Trifle Pudding -- My favourite dessert of all time, simple and great tasting. Has some good memories associated with it.
Chocolate Cake -- This one was for a friend’s birthday….she sure was happy :)
Peas and Spinach Rolls --Mom’s recipe…My first attempt at it, and everybody loved it.
Vegetable Bajjis -- My mom-in-law’s recipe for a unique delicious bajji.
Pizza -- I made the pizza dough, mom was proud of me :)
Baath Masala Dosa with Bisi Coffee -- A new take on good old Masala Dosa and a refreshing cuppa filter coffee to wash it down!
Pineapple Gojju -- Granny rules..with this recipe
Santa Fe Wraps and Classic Mexican Tomato Salsa -- This was a prized find in a fabulous cookbook.
Enchiladas with Salsa Verde -- My hubby and I love this and I know I will be making this one over and over!
That was my account of the better half of the year 2007, I'm too lazy to think of what I'll do in 2008, so we'll let that pass for now.