Yes, my humble world has turned two!
It all started on one cold December night, two years ago, when, I sat down at my laptop, after having put the kids to bed. I loved to write and Dinesh suggested a blog. The title of my blog was chosen in a split second. After all, this was just supposed to be a space where I could write and express the myriad of emotions that I went through. It was just like an online record. Although I have always loved to bake and cook, I didn’t think of including recipes. It was a bit later, when I realised that this would be a nice space to record recipes, especially those that were conjured on the spur of the moment ( for future reference). And, so, baking and cooking, which has always been an important part of my life was now an important part of my online world as well.
And then, the comments started to come. So, someone was actually reading my blog? I was not aware that there was a whole group of food bloggers out there doing such a wonderful job. It was then, that my foray into the food blogosphere started. And along the way, the relationships started. This is what I really cherish and it surprises me no end that people from all over the world, some whose faces I haven’t even seen, would be such a part of my life. And new relationships are still being made.
Over the last couple of years, I have also learnt so much form all you wonderful people out there. So many new cuisines, ways of cooking. I now know more about the regional cuisines of India than I did two years ago. So many misconceptions have been cleared up. And the same goes for other cuisines as well.
Joining the daring bakers have introduced me to many other baking techniques. I have always loved baking, but was a bit wary of yeast. All your wonderful creations have been so inspiring and now, I don’t think twice about dealing with the yeast beast.
When I launched my monthly online event ”Think spice” I was not even sure if anyone would want to participate. But, once again, all of you gave me a pleasant surprise with your lovely entries. When I invited guest hosts, then too, you came forward, and with your support, Think spice is still going strong after 17 months.
I am also technically more sound now. Html? Php? Bring it on But, seriously, it has been a great learning curve, all the way through. I have also found a new passion in food photography. Of course, it’s not perfect yet, but I’m learning still. Learning never ends, does it
Thanks to each of you for your suggestions, your pats in the back, for your ideas, for patiently going through my rantings, for your wishes, and well, for being there.