Four years ago, today, I googled how to start a blog after finding inspiration to do so from The Julie/Julia Project.
Funnily enough, the first few recipes I blogged weren’t the ones I found in my cookbook collection, rather, food from my childhood, whose recipes I conjured up through taste-memory. Personal favourites are grilled tiger prawns, sambal udang (prawn in spicy sauce) and fried chicken.
The blog also exposed me to cooking shows on telly. The Food Network, GoodFood Channel, Masterchef UK/Australia. In turn, many new recipes were tried and tested in my kitchen, rendering Hubby the guinea-pig. Family favourites are salmon and puy lentils, paella and lemon chicken.
Pre-blog, I don’t think I owned a spring-form pan or a tart tin. Hubby had a slimmer waist-line (as did I, but having a baby does that to you too, that’s my excuse). I’ve spent many delightful afternoons baking, covered in flour head-to-toe, adding butter, eggs and sugar to our weekly shopping list, shopping for baking utensils and watching endless re-runs of The Great British Bake Off. Our favourite sweet treats are Tarte Amandine, Cocoa Brownies and Pavlova, to name a few.
More recently, the blogosphere led me to many mummy blogs, essential readings which gave me the confidence that I too can be a mum, and more importantly, one who would move mountains for her baby. A big thank you to the ladies behind these blogs for inspiring me, from your silent reader : Pris, Swegaporean, Brittany and Emily.
Since March last year, I’ve been covering a recurring topic on my blog – first, pregnancy, followed by the stories of our baby girl, fondly known here as the bear. New posts are rather infrequent but I’m going to work on producing quality, rather than quantity here.
A big thank you to those who stop by at the blog to read and comment.
722 posts and counting. Here’s to many more. Happy 4th anniversary, dear blog.