Happy New Year!
I wasn’t planning to do a 2010 retrospective post.
But when I opened my Google Reader this morning, there were a great many lovely and considered responses to this past year simply begging to be read and appreciated.
So here we are. It’s retrospective Wayfaring Chocolate time.
(Apparently, if everyone in the blog world jumped off a cliff, I would too.)
At first, I was planning to do a post covering my favourite chocolates from the year, my favourite travel moments, my favourite (well, that’s not quite the right word) instances of being a nincompoop, and my favourite recipes.
Then I decided I’d just show you a picture of me pretending to be a Christmas Tree.
You see, I got a bit overwhelmed with trying to cover all those categories in one post. I noticed that I’ve reviewed over one hundred chocolates on this blog (and so the idea of choosing favourites boggled my mind); I realised that delving into my travel posts was likely to lead to hours of me reliving glorious memories; and I discovered that my nincompoop stories haven’t been categorised as such for easy finding.
My librarian-trained mother would be ashamed of that last one.
So I’m giving you my favourite recipes of 2010. I might get around to posting about the other categories, but I probably shouldn’t promise anything.
After all, it’s now 2011, and who knows what such a year will bring?
Fingers crossed for wonderfulness.
Mmm, chocolate fudge in the making…
My Favouriterest Top Ten Recipes From 2010
1. In July, I talked about the strangely similar pros and cons of being single, then placated myself with a sesame cake flavoured with scrumptious spices.
2. In August, I veganised a caraway cake that my mum used to make when I was a child, the eating of which always made me feel awfully Grown-Up.
3. In September, I went to a masquerade ball but enjoyed it less than the vegan peanut butter slice I ate upon returning home from said ball, sadly sans Prince.
4. In October, I told you a bit about my favourite father and showcased the cherry ripe cookies I made for him.
5. Also in October, I made my most beloved batch of granola so far, the tall dark and handsome spiced fig and molasses breakfast of dreams.
6. In November, I house-sat for my parents and used their stand mixer to whip up chai spiced meringues, while also [certainly not] letting the dog sleep up on the forbidden-t0-her couch.
7. I made my first foray into homemade nut butter with this seriously rich and subtly sweet macadamia maple nut butter. (P.S. I have an even more seductive nut butter recipe coming up soon. You’ve been warned.)
8. I celebrated my One Year Blogiversary by making a single-serving maple cornbread cake that fulfilled all my celebratory wishes, and talked about how much you all mean to me.
9. In December, I became both a movie star and movie caterer at the same time, and no one even cared that I slightly burnt the peanut butter kaya cookies.
10. And just before 2010 wrapped up, I posted about my first dinner foray into the raw food world: raw zucchini pasta with marinara sauce. It was all kinds of colourful and tasty.
Do you know what writing this recipe recap has made me think about?
It’s made me think about three recipes which, although made recently, I haven’t yet blogged. I feel silly about this, because each of them would have made the Top Ten list.
Ah well. I s’pose you’ll just have to hang around to find out what they are, won’t you?
After all, I can’t wait to show you.