2011 Blogging Highlights

It’s New Years Eve and in true New Years fashion I’m going to do a little reflecting on my blogging adventure to date including the trials and tribulations, and of course, the best recipes so far!

I started the blog in April of this year. I had been following other people’s blogs for about 6 months prior and needed somewhere to document my own creations and experiments. Since then, I have connected with fellow bloggers on a whole new level and I’ve been even more creative than before!

Top Ten Recipes of 2011

1. Home-made Pizza Dough 

This must be one of the most used recipes of the year! Super easy and versatile, Saturday nights wouldn’t be the same without a home-made pizza!


2. Saag Aloo

A real authentic treat! Want to bring the take-away to your own kitchen, then this is the recipe for you!

3. Gooseberry and Elderflower Cupcakes

These were one of my proudest creations! They also won an award over at We Grow Our Own in the Summer!

4. Lentil Lasagne

This was the biggest crowd pleaser of all!

5. Butternut Squash, Sage and Pine-nut Ravioli

After successfully attempting fresh home-made pasta, this was an obvious choice. This later inspired number 6 on the list…

6. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Cheese Muffins

A little bit naughty, but very very nice!


7. Asian Style Salmon with Red Onion and Cucumber Dip served on warm Pak Choy salad

The title says it all!

8. Le Macaron

Perhaps my proudest achievement was successfully making macaroons for the first time!

9. Mackerel and Cream Cheese Pasta

This is the most successful of my recipes to date with over 300 views in its first day on the blog, thanks to the people over at Hugh’s fish fight. It definitely deserves to be in my top 10!

10.   Harissa spiced Lamb Steak with curried veg and cous cous

A little more expensive (and more meaty) than most of my normal recipes this recipe is an invention of my own.

I hope you’ll enjoy this recipes as much as I did this year!

Before I sign off I want to say a big thank you to everyone who follows this blog and has contributed in any way. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2 thoughts on “2011 Blogging Highlights”

  • Happy New Year Emmy! It's been great seeing your blog go through all of these changes, I remember when you first started, and I thing I loved about your blog was that you priced it and that is always pretty useful to students 🙂 To get comments on a page, go the page where you can edit that page, and on the right it should say page settings. Under that if you expand it under 'options' you can allow reader comments. I'm guessing right now you've got them disabled? Hope this helps!Also, good luck with getting ready for law school and finding a training contract, I'm also looking for places to live in London starting when I graduate – it's scary stuff!Xinmei x

  • Happy New Year to you too Xinmei!!! Thanks for the feedback – I will definitely try and keep on top of the pricing 🙂 see how many dirt chepa student friendly recipes I can find!!! Thanks also for explaining how to get comments! It's a big help!Let me know how you get on with the house-hunt in London! Good luck for the whole of this year :)Emmyw x

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