Thursday, February 14, 2013

100 Blog Posts in, Am I a Blogger now ?

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 :))

Enjoy !

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