Sunday, January 2, 2011

year in review: 2010

Wow, 2011 already?! I was pretty sure 2010 started only a week ago...

And yes, I am aware that 2011 started yesterday, but I was too busy to write. And forgot.

Mostly forgot.

Anyway, thinking back, it's been a really fulfilling year. I'm not going to reminisce about the non-food related aspects of my year or anything, but I did want to take a glance back at some of my favorite recipes of 2010.

It's been a good year for food.

Then again, every year is a good year for food.

But I really learned a lot this year. Baking, cooking, eating, appreciating. And, surprisingly, the journey was not only exciting, but emotional.

It's much changes in one year, but through it all you've got to have something to turn to that will always be there. Something that won't throw you for a loop, or flake, or change for the worse. Something that you know has got your back through it all, at your happiest times and at your saddest times.

For me, that something happens to be my Kitchen Aid.

[you thought it would be something more sentimental, didn't you?]

In all honesty, though, it [it being baking in general, not specified to the aforementioned appliance alone] was something for me to turn to when I was overwhelmed or stressed and just needed to stop thinking for a while. It was also something for me to bond with friends over. And it was something for me to make other people feel happy with. I can associate so many emotions and experiences with baking, and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to share some of those with all of you who read.

So, thank you to all of my readers, for understanding, and appreciating, and enjoying food with me. As an amazing friend told me recently, through the words of Laurie Colwin,

"One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends."

Alright, alright, enough of the cheese fest. Now, I don't do much in the way of food resolutions. I've tried in the past: I resolve to give up junk food, I resolve to give up meat, I resolve to give up soda [although, that one I kept, mainly because the thought of drinking something constructed in a lab weirds me out o_O], etc. etc. And you know what I think? It's stupid to make a resolution about food. Why? Because I think that if you want to eat something, you should eat it. What's the point of having food if you can't enjoy it? 

At least, that's what I tell myself to lessen the guilt-trip after I've eaten a quarter of a pie.

Here's to hoping that 2011 will be another successful year of baking, cooking, and eating! 
Happy new year, everyone, and bon appetit. :)

1 comment:

  1. OMG!!!!!! MY QUOTE!!!!! I FEEL SO USEFUL!


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