Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Few Bests, and a Few Plans...

The end of 2007 is drawing nigh, folks, and the "best of" lists are abounding! Nupur over at One Hot Stove is continuing in this vein, bringing her own event, "Best of 2007", to the table. So many things have happened since the beginnings of this blog way back in the beginning of July: over 160 posts, a new business, new opportunities, and a host of new friends and colleagues that I could only dream of having before. Each post that I've written has been well recieved by those who read it, and every time I spoke to someone in my family or friend circle who reads this blog they tell me how much they enjoy reading both my recipes and the blogs of those I link to (or who link here). I have learned so much over the months, not only about cooking and baking, but about writing, friendship and expressing myself that I don't think I would have learned otherwise. This year brought ups and downs, as do all years that pass, but I have a few favourites of my blogging year to share now, along with some of my favourite posts from other bloggers and tastes I hope to create in the year to come.

My 10 Favourite Posts (Chronological Order)
Chocolate Guinness Cake (July 6)
Teaghan's Favourite Cake: Recipe File Memories (August 6)
A Going-Away Gift, and a Full Day's Work: Coq Au Vin & Bakery Stuff (August 28)
WHB with the Last Pieces of the Garden (Product Review included) (September 30)
The Post - Thanksgiving Glut: Leftover Turkey Sandwiches with a Twist (October 9)
A Kinda Thai Pumpkin Pie... Getting Paid to Invent! (November 1)
Extreme Makeover: Recipe Edition (November 24)
This Cheesecake is Wired! (November 30)
Holiday Musts from Mom... Filled Brioche and Challah! (December 25)
Making Snow-Cakes (December 26)

My 10 Favourite Posts by Others (No Particular Order)
A Guide to Working With Gluten-Free Flours from Shauna (Gluten-Free Girl)
yes. from Shauna (Gluten-Free Girl)
212 Sensational Christmas Cookies from Around the World 2007 from Susan (FoodBlogga)
Adventure on the High Seas from Jen (Milk and Cookies)
Ten Tips For Better Bread from Susan (FarmGirl Fare)
Knit Night Cupcakes from Lolo (Vegan Yum Yum)
Cream Puff Goes to School: Week 1 from Ivonne (Cream Puffs in Venice)
Sugar High Fridays - The International Sweet Tooth Blogging Extravaganza from Jennifer (The Domestic Goddess)
Can't Be Beet Chocolate Cake! from Susan (FatFree Vegan Kitchen)
Calling All Bloggers: Things to Eat Before You Die? from Melissa (The Traveler's Lunchbox)

My Top Kitchen Resolutions for the New Year (what I hope to achieve from other sources, no particular order)
Date and Fig Ravioli from Escapades
World Peace Cookies from Dorie Greenspan
Pecan Pie Cookies from Cherrapeno
Red Lentil Soup from Cream Puffs in Venice
White Chocolate and Pecan Nanaimo Bars from The Domestic Goddess *again!!*
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage from Simply Recipes
The Ultimate Baguette from Peter Reinhart
Red Pepper, Spinach, Mushroom, and Asparagus Terrine from Coco Cooks
Dutch Crunch Bread from Baking Bites
Hawaiian Sweet Bread from Baking Bites
Honey and Saffron Loaf from Baking Bites
White Bean and Garlic Stew from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Quinoa Vegetable Paella from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Mini Crustless Tofu Quiches
from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Skinny Figgy Bars from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
My Favorite Lasagna from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Vegan Quinoa and Brown Rice Sushi and Cavi-Art from Spice Island Vegan

New Recipes to Test in the New Year (untried recipes I've written and want to make)
Nutty Night Owl Cake
Whole Wheat And Cornmeal Potato Bread

Kettle Corn
Hippie Cheesecake

Tomatoey Mac (Un) Cheese
Torta Del Garbanzo
Super-Chunk Brownies
Peanut Cake With Giandua Truffle Creme
Squaw Bread
Torta Straticella Alla Andrew
Coffee-Spice-Slice Cookies
Twixlets

Vegan Stuffed Shells
Baked
-Not-Fried Doughnut Series

Whew!! Talk about lists! Looks like I'd better get cracking if I want to make any headway by 2009! Happy New Year's to all!

3 comments :

Nupur said...

This post was just *so* much fun to read! I love the way you have included favorite posts from other blogs.
I have made those world peace cookies that are on your list, and they are completely delicious. And I am going to wait patiently for your whole wheat and cornmeal potato bread. It just sounds so good!
Thanks for participating, and Happy New Year :)

Bellini Valli said...

You have 365 days in 2008...so...hopefully you will get to try out some of those recipes. They all sound so good Sarah!I have an evergrowing list of recipes to try myself that I have bookmarked. I hope that 2008 is all that you hope for and more and that we are the recipients of many more delcious recipes and writings!!!

Shella said...

wooooh that is a lot to do in the new year. I hope you are already up & about.....gathering ingredients... All the best & look forward to each one of the recipes.