As 2014 comes to an end and we look forward to a new year, I am pondering this food blog I’ve been writing for almost nine years. I started it for my family and myself, and the idea that other people would enjoy the recipes and stories didn’t occur to me for the first several months. This was my hobby, what I did for fun as well as a way to save recipes we enjoyed. I have enjoyed documenting our favorite recipes and garden adventures over the years and look forward to more in the coming year.
One of the best things that comes from blogging is the personal connections, the people you unexpectedly meet and get to know because you run into each other at a workshop or find out about common interests through reading their blogs or discussions in blogging groups. Those connections are real, and I’m happy to have made friends that I may never have met otherwise. So to all the people I have met through blogging, and to you my readers, thanks for the inspiration and support through the years. May you have a joyful New Year celebration with family and friends, and we wish you a healthy and fulfilling 2015!
Now for the list, our favorite recipes of 2014, one from each month. The thumbnails are in order in the image above. Enjoy!
Creamy Sweet Potato and Leek Soup
Warm Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries and Apples
Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms
Japanese Sesame Spinach Salad with Dandelion Greens, Goma-ae
Vietnamese Caramel Pork (The Kids Cook Monday)
Grilled Salmon with Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Grilled Eggplant Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes (The Kids Cook Monday)
Cauliflower Casserole with Italian Sauce
How to Make Tomatillo Puree (Preserving the Harvest)