Hahaha some things still make me smile and shake my head ...I never in a million years would have thought I would become a Foodie , let alone a Food Blogger ! But here I am , making my 100th post on here :) With about 40000 pages views :) Now considering I did 50 posts in the first 6 months I have slowed down a little , as it took 2 years for the next 50!!! Hahaha I was concentrating on FB instead and just recently my Facebook page surpassed 7000 photos uploaded ... wow :)) With an average of 6000 views a week to over 70 countries , I am amazed !! Thank you all :) Im hoping it wont take me another 2 years for the next 50!
So Id like to celebrate by posting a few links to , previous posts , a couple old , a couple new ... and a previous milestone or two :))
This one has been the most popular for two years running , and I still love making them :) Crispy Chili Cheese Bites !
Hummus was one of those turning points for me ... once I discovered I could make it and other dips , cheaper , tastier and healthier than store bought :) There was no looking back :) Roasted Red Pepper Hummus !
and who doesn't like homemade bread !!! Hahaha this is one that made me nervous , having had VERY bad luck with a bread maker... I attempted a foccacia bread , by hand ... and success!! Since then, Ive moved on to rolls, Indian Flat Bread, Pizza Shells .. and my latest favourite Crusty Bread !
One of the VERY few things I made from scratch before starting my foodie journey about 6 years ago ... was Chili! It was always my job to make a huge batch for Superbowl, or Guy Fawkes Night :) Hahaha I should have seen the signs ! Recently I made a batch for my own Birthday , here it is Birthday Chili :)
For those that don't know .. Back in October 2010 .. I quit my career of 20 years , and embarked on a life changing path ... first stop , farming!!! Raising egg layers and meat birds on a local organic farm :)) So much better than the office !! Hahaha
Here's the 50th post ... from back Spring 2011
and finally , here is the blog post that started this blog!! Hahaha
Whats next ?? I'm not too sure, I'm now working in a catering kitchen, and following my passions as they appear .. lately photography has been taking more and more of my time , I am hoping to pursue that further , and continue learning ... sadly farming has dropped off , gardening is still a huge part of my life and my yard!! Hahaha I do know that in the coming week.. I'll be making homemade sausages !!!
Ill leave you with a rare shot of me, taking during a recent outing with some fellow bird and nature photographers .. taken by friend Andrew of http://www.andrewlahay.com/