Can you believe it’s 2013 already?
2012 was, for me, a year of challenges and new beginnings.
I welcomed the addition of the most adorable red toy poodle, Poppy, into our home, attended new fantastic food events (yes, Savour, I’m talking about you), spent a good part of the year working my butt off almost round the clock. Then I made one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made in my life- to take a six months sabbatical leave from work – and spent the last two months working out a lot and traveling to both new and old favourite places; namely, Japan, New Zealand, Bali and Bangkok.
Culinary-wise, this year was the year I really found my feet in the kitchen.
While I’ve always loved being in the kitchen and pottering around the stove and oven, I found myself cooking on the fly, experimenting with what I thought I knew and learning to trust my culinary instincts a whole lot more.
While I woefully neglected this site, I cooked up a storm in the kitchen, growing and honing my culinary knowledge. I taught myself to make pasta from scratch (with an old fashioned pasta roller the boyfriend gifted me for my birthday!), filleted a sea bass, experimented with a lot of Chinese cooking and had friends over for dinner parties more often than usual.
It seriously was a great year, all in all, and one I have so much to be thankful for.
In this new year, I have so much I have lined up, both in the kitchen and out, to look forward to and seriously can’t wait to see what the new year has in store.
I certainly do hope to be posting here a little more regularly, perhaps changing my post layout slightly so I spend less time behind the camera and more time enjoying my food, as I have become accustomed to doing in the last couple of months.
Until then, thank you so much for dropping by in the last year. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and hope the new year brings you much love, laugher and adventure!