My world turns two

by Sunita on December 3, 2008

Yes, my humble world has turned two!

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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.

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Asha December 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Happy 2nd to your blog, Sunita. Cheers for more! :) )

Thank you, dear Asha, for all your encouragement :-)

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2 jo December 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Hi Sunita, congratulations and Happy 2nd year blogging. I’m sure you feel that time has really flown but do keep up the good work. Love your blog!

Thank you so much :-)

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3 Deesha December 3, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Congrats Sunita on completing 2 years of blogging .. looking forward to many more years

Thank you :-)

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4 Namratha December 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Great going Sunita!!! It only feels like a few days ago that you posted on your blog’s first anniversary…gosh time flies! :) Your blog is always an inspiration and every post a pleasure to read….not to forget a treat for the eyes. Wishing you many more years of blogging!

Thank you, dear Namratha :-)

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5 Soma December 3, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Congratulations on turing 2 & also on ur new home. Its only 2 years, but as i go thru your blog, I see the demonstration of an exquisitely beautiful work done. Being still a novice, people like u are my inspiration.

Aww, thank you, Soma.

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6 Dinesh December 3, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Keep it up

Thanks dear :-)

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7 arfi December 4, 2008 at 3:39 am

there’s always so many things happening during blogging time: friendship, networking, and perhaps… relationship? whatever you have done and will do, keep up the good work, Sunita! hugs.

Thank you, dear Arfi :-)

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8 Nirmala December 4, 2008 at 4:13 am

Wishing you 100 more years of blogging dear! And not only you but your blog too is always near to my heart!

Thanks , dear Nirmala…it’s been a pleasure to have known you :-)

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9 Sunshinemom December 4, 2008 at 5:36 am

Congrats Sunita, on moving into your own new world, on completing two years of blogging and for the lovely recipes:).

Thank you :-)

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10 Sig December 4, 2008 at 7:04 am

Congrats Sunita! Happy 2nd birthday, you have accomplished so much in two years! Wish you the very best in the coming years as well!

Thanks, dear Sig…glad to have known you :-)

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11 Meeta December 4, 2008 at 7:07 am

happy happy blog anniversary! it’s been a real pleasure knowing you through your blog and i hope you continue to allow us a little yummy peak into your world!

Thank you, dear Meeta. It’s been a pleasure to have known you too…and of course, you are welcome here, anytime :-)

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12 sushma December 4, 2008 at 7:23 am

Hey Sunita. Happy second blog anniversary. and all the best. looking forward for great baking and other recipes.

Thanks,dear Sushma :-)

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13 Sangeetha December 4, 2008 at 7:53 am

Hi Sunita,

Congrats Sunita:)i love ur blog,have tried few of the recipies,its always come excellent.Morevoer blogs like urs make me feel like having a blog of my own;)

Thanks Sangeetha…maybe you should have a blog of your own too. Btw, my older sister’s name is Sangeeta (no ‘h’) ;-)

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14 Miri December 4, 2008 at 8:46 am

Congratulations Sunita ! its been great reading your blog, drooling over the pics and learning something new :)

Miri

Thanks Miri…it’s been nice to know you too :-)

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15 Happy Cook December 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

Happy 2nd b’day to you wonderful blog.
It is always a pleasure to read your post. And wishing your blog many , many more years of wonderful posts

Thank you, dear HC..nice to have known you :-)

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16 Lakshmi December 4, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Sunita, congrats on the 2nd brithday! Your blogs 2nd birthday must be feeling much more happier and a contented one than YOUR actual 2nd birthday!!
As for me, other than falling on my monitor, looking at your food pictures (seriously..I have stuck my face against the monitor drooling over your food)…you have introduced me to the world of baking…although I am not even 1% of of where you are, I am not scared anymore of touching the oven!!
Congrats again and wishes to celebrate many more anniversaries to come…

Thanks dear Lakshmi..and yes, this is much more special as I have nurtured it. Glad to have inspired you to bake :-)

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17 Nicisme December 4, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Happy 2nd blog birthday to YOU!!!
Hope there’s many more, I think your photography is spectacular.

Thanks…I’m still learning :-)

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18 priya December 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm

hi

well i came across your blog a few months back from nupur’s one hot stove while i was searching for recipes online…..and i became so engrossed that over the past couple of months i have read all of your posts and feel like i know both ur children and you like old friends……so congrats on your second anniversary and all the best for years to come…..with lots of love.

Thank you Priya…glad to know you feel at home here:-)

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19 CurryLeaf December 4, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Congrats on your 2nd BlogBirthday.Wishing you many many more years and Thanks for allowing us into your world.

Thank you…you’re welcome, anytime :-)

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20 Mamatha December 4, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Congratulations Sunita! Love the new look. I hope we get to see lots more of your beautiful creations in your new virtual home.

Thank you

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21 Aparna December 4, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Congratulations !!, you have a great blog going. I recently discovered your blog. Love your writing style and recipes.

Thank you…

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22 mandira December 5, 2008 at 1:19 am

congrats sunita on the blog anniversary, the new place and look :) it looks fab!

Thanks, dear Mandira :-)

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23 Vandana Goswami December 5, 2008 at 6:16 am

Hi Sunita,
Though it is the first time I am responding, I have been a regular reader of your blog for several months now. I am a food enthusiast who spends hours on food magazines, cookbooks and food sites. Your site has become one of my most favourite places. I stumbled into Sunita’s world from another site that was talking about your pumpkin parathas. I followed the lead, and was hooked…… Now, as I look through the fridge and ponder on what I have and what to do with it, I go through your blog for inspiration. I like to think to think of myself as an innovative cook, but you seem to be a bigger innovator!!! And a fellow Assamese too! 
Well, Happy second year of blogging. I am not a blogger myself, but I hope to respond more frequently and not just pick ideas from you. Keep up this wonderful site.
With Best Wishes,
Vandana

Hi Vandana, nice to hear from you..hope you’ll drop by to say ‘hello’ more frequently now ;-)

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24 angela December 5, 2008 at 11:16 am

Congrats Sunita.. you’ve come a long way. Keep the creative juices flowing. And thnks for allowing us a glimpse into your world and kitchen. Miss the bench and leaves pic.. on that was my very first comment on your blog. Regards Angela

Thank you dear Angela…yes, that is one of my favourite pictures too :-)

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25 shilpa December 5, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Congratulations Sunita and I wish you all the best for future. You have such a beautiful blog.

Thank you Shilpa :-)

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26 Suganya December 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Sunita, I am so glad to have met you. Thanks for allowing us to peek into your world. Wishing you a happy second blog b’day. Your new home looks beautiful :)

Thanks, dear Suganya…it’s been nice to know you too :-)

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27 Sangeetha December 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Hi Sunita,

Nice to know ur sis name is same as mine.I am so muched hooked to ur blog that i dont forget to check it once a day:)I am so grateful to you for some cool cooking ideas:)Moreover me n my freind who is in India,keep discussing about ur recipes & what we tried and wot not.Some of ur recipes like the baby brinjals and chicken curries have become my favorites.Keep up this gret blog.I am sure are many fans like me who look forward to a new post from you;)

Glad to know you like this humble space :-)

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28 Susan from Food Blogga December 6, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Congratulations on turning two and on your new home. It’s lovely. :)

Thanks, dear Susan :-)

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29 Jayashree December 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Congratulations Sunita, you’ve done a great job so far!!!
I’ve been a silent visitor of your blog for sometime now..and I must tell you..you’ve been an inspiration to me and many…
Please collect something I have for you from my blog @ http://www.cookingepisodes.blogspot.com

Many thanks….

Thank you :-)

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30 Lore December 7, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Congrats and wishing you many more years of blogging! I’ve learnt so much as well and it’s a great community to be part of. Love your new theme :)

Thanks, dear Lore…it is indeed nice to be a part of this wonderful community :-)

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31 Rupa Sengupta December 8, 2008 at 1:29 am

Hey !

I have been a silent lurker till now ! but I love your Blog !! your recipes are always so yummy

congratulations !!

–Rupa

Thank you…drop by to say ‘hello’sometimes :-D

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32 Hélène December 9, 2008 at 3:21 am

Congratulations! This is great.

Thank you :-)

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33 rachel December 12, 2008 at 2:29 pm

I know this is quite late but a very happy blog anniversary..This is one fav place of mine..Keep going…

Thank you, dear Rachel…it’s been a pleasure to have known you :-)

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34 Kalai December 12, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Belated happy blog anniversary to you, dear Sunita! Your blog is a joy to its readers. :)

Thank you, dear Kalai :-)

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