140 posts later, it is “blogiversary’. This is my blogiversary badge I received from WordPress today. It was a year of sticking with it and lots of new things. At the same time I started the blog, my husband decided to “go big” with chickens and gardening. We started with 20 chickens, then a garden of huge proportions. I was buried in produce last summer Doug would bring in 5 gallon buckets of stuff, and I would chop, dice, blanch, roast, can, and freeze our harvest. My love for cooking was not new. Thanks to my mom and my friend Elizabeth who came over and worked hard. Who knew my mom could pick up chickens? I started this blog as suggested by my friend Alana at Coffee, Lunch, Coffee in part to help define my “niche” with my love for cooking. So, I have made some steps in that direction. I just gotta be honest, I love to cook, and I love to cook lots of different things. I do have a love of real ingredients, fresh foods found locally when possible, and I love to bring people together for a good meal. I think great things happen when we eat together.
I’ve learned many things about writing, taking pictures, blog etiquette, widgets, and themes and much more.. I got a logo! This was super exciting. I have given some cooking classes which was something I would like to do more of in the future.
I was nominated for 2 awards.
The most traffic on my post was last week when I started posting about the Paleo Diet Test Drive. So that is very interesting to me.
My favorite moments blogging are when friends take photos cooking things off my blog and send them to me. I love that, and it made me feel so awesome.
So, since the Paelo Posts have been so popular, here is an update. I’ve stuck with this for nearly two weeks. Still no indigestion. I may be sleeping better, but a little to early to make that statement…..but maybe. I have lost a few pounds. I did not weigh last week, but I did weigh this week and have lost 3 pounds. I am keeping my eye on the calories using the Lose It App. I am still having cream in my one cup of coffee. But I cut out cheese except a few shreds for almost 2 weeks. If you know me, you know this is a totally drastic change in my diet. I love dairy. I have just had no trouble doing this for some reason. I have had no grains or legumes…..none.
Tonight for dinner we had Steaks, Grilled Pineapple, and salad.
4 pineapple spears
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon agave
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine the olive oil and agave, add cinnamon and grill over medium heat for about 2 minutes per side.
So – What is the plan for the next year? Well, I’m getting a Sous Vide Supreme next week and can not wait to cook up a storm. But if you want to drop me a line with ideas, I would love to hear what would be interesting in seeing.
I want to thank those of you who read, follow, pin, tweet, and support my blog. Hugs to all of you. Your words and encouragement are very much appreciated.