A list of what stands out and I can remember:
- San Francisco
- Joshua Tree
- Slow Food Maui
- Food Swaps
- Belly Dancers
- Pregnancy Books
- Baby Food Books
- Amazing friends
- Kula Fields
- Art Show
- Cafe Aroma
- WordCamp x 2
- Bertha May, the Jeep
- 2 year Dread-iversary
- 8 year love-iversary
- Gluten Free Pizzas
- THE Desk
The following are some of mine and your favorite posts:
Food, Politics And Che Guevara – Not only was this the most political post of the year, but it’s the post that was lifted without permission by another site.
The Gluten Free Superbowl Survival Guide
Cranberry Broccoli Salad – This recipe is not only great, but it gets hits each and every day, despite the fact that it’s almost a year old. There is something so enticing about these flavors together, and its a great recipe to make at almost any time of the year.
Winter Root Vegetable Soup – A must every time there is cold weather outside!
Keeping Time – For me this post was more about the discovery then anything else.
Food Practice For Two: Creating A Set Menu – Inspired by the post above.
The Practice Of Kitchen Prep And A Little Recipe – I still have to remember this and practice, practice, practice.
Sunday Morning Mash – Great recipe.
Food Practice For Two: Even When You Don’t Feel It – It’s always an interesting line to walk between what is personal and what is shared with the public. Jon was completely ok with me writing this post, but because we lived in such a small community at the time, neither one of us imagined that he would get stopped so much out in public and in Cafe Aroma with wonderings if things were ok between us. It was a great view into how people read me and the stories I share! So just for the record: Yes we are happily in love, yes, he is usually my favorite person on the planet, but happily in love also includes those days when you’re just not feeling the warm fuzzies. And. That’s. Ok. 🙂
The Sensual Artichoke: Eat With Your Hands – Makes me want to have artichokes every night.
Guava Limeade – Awesome recipe that many of you loved. A must make!
Thank you all for coming to my little corner of the food internet and sharing with me your thoughts and reading mine. I’m really thrilled for the things coming down the pike in this next year and can’t wait to share with you in the ongoing conversation of our lives.
Happy New Year.
Celebrate Maui says
Lots to explore! Love the fantastic photos, and I think I'll try the guava limeade recipe. Are you totally off the grid?
Hello and thank you! I highly encourage you to try the guava limeade, it's pure bliss. And yes, we are totally off grid. Solar powered and watered sourced through catchment. It's been an awesome experience and we love the area.
Thanks for sharing! The artichokes look yummy!
Ummm, looks like you were busy this year Elena. I think you saved the best for last: Guava Lemonade! We brought that into our home and made it a regular. Happy New Year and welcome to Maui!
Roxanne, it has been a busy year, and I know I'm forgetting quite a bit of it! I'm glad you and Shane are guava limeade lovers. 🙂 You're pretty set up with that luscious lime tree of yours!
Wow, so much awesome stuff, you've given me something to read this whole week. I'm going to give it my all to eat better this year, so happy to have a blog like yours to inspire me.
Wow, Elena. So much beauty and change in your year. Leaving lovely mountains for beautiful Maui, flying East to photograph a book, exploring the wildness of Huelo. Happy for you. Love your style of food conciousness.
ooh, so many fun things for me to explore! I love link roundups!
Happy New Year Elena!
Wow I'm gonna have to really go through this and soak up all the goodness! I'm especially excited about creating a set menu. I'm slowly experimenting with recipes to find 25 or so that we really love
Ihilani, finding 25 sounds like a solid plan! Let me know how it goes.
A Maui Blog says
Love the photo you have Elena – enjoyed looking at them. And I enjoy reading you posts too ! Have not read all the links in this post yet but will. I am excited to try some of the recipe. I'd start with Guava Limeade because it might the the easiest one for me 🙂 Happy New Year!
Liza, I'm telling you! That Guava Limeade rocks!
Nice post Elena and Happy New Year. It looks like 2011 was a good one for you. Glad to see some other gluten free resources as well.
Pete, are you Gluten Free too?
I'm a frequent visitor but sadly not the best at commenting… part of my new years resolution is to show my favorite blogs that I care so that's why I'm popping in to say hi! 🙂 It looks like you had a great year, and I hope next year is just as wonderful 🙂
Bee! Thanks for coming out of lurk mode! I know its challenging. I use Google Reader to track all of my favorite blogs, which at this point number into the 400s! I sadly don't comment much anymore either. Its hard to take in all the coolness out there and engage fully too. We'll figure it out.
Lovely design, will have to explore more later : )
Thank you Courtney!
Fantastic job Elena! Wow! The Guava Limeade sounds yummy and refreshing! Winter Root Vegetable Soup got my attention and looks delish! 🙂 Keep up the great work! Happy New Year to you!