I hope Charles won't mind that I refashioned a couple of the categories (I can be wild like that), but otherwise stayed true to the challenge.
Thanks for the invite Charles!
The prettiest post: Fresh Plum Cake with Vanilla Bean and Star Anise
The most popular post: Market Salad with Wild Arugula, Red Currants and Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette
Constantly threatening to dethrone Market Salad with Wild Arugula, Red Currants and Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette is this post.
The most helpful post: Office Eating Smarts
Part I: http://www.inspirededibles.ca/2011/01/office-eating-smarts-part-i.html
Part II: http://www.inspirededibles.ca/2011/02/office-eating-smarts-part-ii.html
The post that makes me smile the most: Blueberry Mint Ice Cream Popsicles
My son's blueberry mint popsicles continue to be in the top 10 most popular posts. They are the best popsicles I've ever tasted!!
The post that was a surprising success: Rustic Lemon Pie with one beater
A tribute to my dad -
The post that just about killed me: Creamy Tandoori Tofu Skewers
It was just one of those days; nothing but nothing was working. I ran out of gas for the barbecue; it started raining; my camera was fogging up and the lighting was terrible. I couldn't get a good angle or shot to save my life. I just about tossed the tofus to the dog. It took me 8 hours to complete the task and my husband finally managed to convince me that the 'soft focus', though completely unintentional, was beautiful. Thank goodness the post was well received - bless your hearts!
Finally, a personal favourite: Cucumber Avocado Soup with Lemon and Fresh Dill
Like most foodies, my adventures in the kitchen are largely experimental. Sometimes I'm completely hyped about an idea and can't wait to revel in its outcome, only to watch it fall apart upon execution. Other times, I'm just playing around, not particularly attached to the outcome, and the unexpected arises. I like the way this one turned out - (and it's pretty delish too!)
Thanks for reading - and, if you haven't yet discovered Charles' site, be sure to visit. His no nonsense, common sense approach to cooking is a breath of fresh air but it's his characteristic sense of humour that will keep you coming back for more! FiveEuroFood
Photos by Trinity Nutrition