Friday, January 7, 2011

'Tis The Season To Enjoy Life

Winter Happenings:

This year I had the opportunity to visit with two different families over the holidays. I spent Christmas in Roselle, New Jersey and New Year's in Hockessin, Delaware. It was great to get away from Philadelphia and visit some really good friends for a change. The highlight of my winter break was starting a family oral history project, having really amazing food and making new discoveries such as:
  • Creamed onions, which I actually had a hand in making
  • Eggless, Milkless, Butterless Cake
  • Wild Rice Salad
  • Freshly pounded pomegranate juice, which I used to make sangria
  • The cookbook Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine
  • Simon Pearce
I had the opportunity to be in the kitchen with other people who love to cook and have as much passion for food as I do. It was such a great experience that I resolved to spend more time cooking with other people in the new year. I have also resolved to spend more time enjoying the simple pleasures in life.

2010 was not my favorite year, by far. I had a lot of ups and downs mostly due to living in Philadelphia. However, I managed to remain optimistic and hopeful. The new year will be spent enjoying life and cooking even more. To anyone reading this, a joyous Happy New Year to you and yours!


  1. Thank you for your sweet comment! You are so talented and creative with food! I hope 2011 is the very best for you!!! Love the blog!

  2. Hi there!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:


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