100th blog post! A food blogger’s review of the past two years of culinary adventures…Posted: November 15, 2012
Good Morning awesome readers!
This post marks my 100th blog post – can you believe it? I certainly can’t. It seems like yesterday that I started collecting recipes to add to my online repertoire. As a 100th post celebration, I thought it might be fun to write an introspective post, to look back at a few of my adventures since I started blogging.
Why did you start blogging in the first place?
To be honest, I started blogging because I was bored! Justin was in school and I had a lot of time to myself in the kitchen. After trying my hand at several very good recipes, I decided I needed a place to store these recipes, and I figured a food blog would be the best place.
Has the point of the blog changed since you started blogging?
Actually, no. I still find that I hunt down the best local ingredients for my recipes, and as I continue on my food journey, I encounter new producers and begin to use their products regularly.
What has changed since you started blogging?
Life! I’ve gone from being fully employed to married to unemployed to a full-time student. It’s been quite the adventure over the past 2 years. I’ve tried countless recipes, some turn out better than others… and Justin and I have plants two gardens in the past two summers, with this past harvest being extremely successful! I have learned TONS about local ingredients and cooking techniques, and I still feel that my food journey is only beginning.
Share a secret behind Garneau Home Kitchen:
There are a lot more recipes behind the scenes than what meets the eye. I would say that 1 out of every 5 recipes I make end up on the blog. This is primarily due to not having enough time to post everything I make, and to being a little too critical of myself and my recipes. Should a recipe not turn out exactly the way I want it to, it doesn’t end up on the blog.
Share your favourite post from the past 99:
Ok, this isn’t possible, so I am going to narrow it down to the top 5.
*Note, this is just a random few, but I find myself dreaming about these recipes, so they ended up on the top 5 list.
All in all, I have loved my culinary adventures in my 1940s kitchen so far, and will continue to eagerly hunt down new recipes with tasty local ingredients! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next 100!