It’s my Blogiversary, I’m 1 today!35

Posted on December 3, 2008 by ChristieEvents, Food News

[First organic cherries of the season. Dipped in 80% chocolate and coconut]

There’s no better way to celebrate my 1st Blogiversary than with the very first organic cherries of the season! I am delighted that these two events have coincided and that I had some delicious 80% chocolate to dip their sweet little bodies in.

I can hardly believe it was a whole year ago that I plucked up the courage to release my concoctions on the world. My very first post was a delicious chicken and pear salad but unfortunately it had cringe-inducing photography and styling (please don’t click the link, it’s totally embarrassing).

It was followed by another fantastic flavour sensation of witlof and smoked salmon canapes – again with the same dreadful photography – but the styling had improved!

Surprisingly, my most popular posts have been an orange and almond cake and organic beetroot dip. People type those phrases into Google every single day and find their way here. If that’s you today – welcome!

My favourite posts are my description of my passion for cream, my famous vegemite caramel and the gorgeous polenta crumbed cauliflower with parsley dressing. Cauliflower is such an underrated vegetable.

While I’ve got this opportunity to brag about myself, my favourite shots this year are: stir fried chilli potatoes, garlic and lemon lamb rack, tabbouli salad and spring vegetable potato salad. Phew.

Thank you very very much to all of you who read this blog, post comments and send me little notes. It makes me extremely happy and may it continue for ever and ever!

See you around the corner for blogiversary #2, I’m sure it will creep right up on us!

Happy cooking, eating, sharing and smiling, Christie

ps. My lovely hubby, The Bear, bought me those gorgeous flowers especially for my Blogiversary – he’s so sweet!

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  • Y

    Happy 1st Blogiversary! :) Sorry, I had to click that salad link. The photography isn’t cringey at all. Don’t know what you’re on about! I’ve seen much worse.. ie. mine! :P

  • Ching Ya

    How could I resist such beautiful pic of cherries, and really?? chocolate???
    Very nice page, I love pastries, and I love FOOD!! Gotta put you in my favourites. Well done!

  • chocolatesuze

    heh i clicked it too but it’s ok! happy blogiversary dude!

  • Lorraine E

    Happy 1st Blogsiversary and many more to come! :D Mwah darling!

  • Peter G

    Happy Blogiversary Christie. It was a pleasure to “meet” you this year and discover all your wonderful creations. Now that I’m healed (no flu’s, colds or wisdom teeth ) we can hopefully meet in person. All the best for the coming year!

  • Peter

    Congratulations…you’re a “mature” one yr’. old and far beyond crawling!

  • Leigh

    Congratulations Christie, Happy Blogiversary!

  • Zen Cupcake

    Happy Blogiversary Fig and Cherry! It’s a joy reading your blog. Best wishes from a Newbie.

  • Lisa

    Happy Blog Birthday! Your blog is an inspiration, and it has been wonderful to get to know you in person too.

  • Dil

    Congrats Christie!

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  • Jen

    hehe… congrats :)

  • FFichiban

    Happy blogiversary ^^! Yayyy fun fun and please keep on posting :D

  • Felix

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Fig and Cherry, happy birthday to you!

  • Chris

    Wow, congrats! Yuuuummmm cherries are in season now? I shall have to pick some up!

  • Kristen


    I love your blog, your photos and recipes are great!

    cool idea with the coconut.

  • Reemski

    Yay for you! Happy 1st blogiversary!

  • Ju’eta Amir

    Congratulations and celebration!! I’ll try to make a cherry cocktail when you are here for dinner. Might even had figs in it!

  • Helen

    Happy blogiversary! Ha, I couldn’t resist clicking either. Bad photo? Hah, it’s in focus! What are you talking about!

    Keep on blogging :)

  • Billy@ATFT

    Congrats! Happy blogiversary! I am surprise your top post is not the fruit skewer with vegemite caramel. Cuz it just sounds insane! :)

  • Chic Gal

    Happy Blogiversary! How exciting! The photo is beautiful my dear.

  • Giff

    congrats! :)

  • noble pig

    Happy 1st year! Yahoo!

  • Christie

    Y – I told you not to! ;)
    Ching Ya – Glad you like it. See you back here soon!
    ChocolateSuze – Thanks hun!
    Lorraine – Ta v much darling x
    Peter G – Yes definitely! Let’s catch up for real very soon.
    Peter – Yep, I can almost walk ;)
    Leigh – Cheers and thanks for doing the list again!
    Zen Cupcake – Welcome to blogging!
    Lisa – You too!
    Dil – Thanks babe.
    Jen – Thank you!
    FFichiban – I will, cheers!
    Felix – I can hear you singing all the way from MK!
    Chris – Go grab some, they’re delicious.
    Kristen – Mmm chocolate and coconut are heavenly.
    Reemski – Yay for me! lol ;)
    Ju’eta – I’ll remind you of that cocktail..
    Helen – Focus is about all it’s got going for it.
    Billy – Mmm vegemite caramel. Yum!
    Chic Gal – Thanks Beth!
    Giff – Cheers!
    Noble Pig – Woo hoo, I made it!

  • Olag

    Congratulations! Both the cherries and the flowers look gorgeous.

  • Helen

    happy blogiversary! Although I expect I am late now but it’s not my fault you live in the future!!

  • Nettmaus

    Can’t believe it. I live in Germany. It’s pritty cold outside. Not a cherry in sight! All we are thinking about at the moment are christmas cookies an hot red spicy wine! Happy Birthday!

  • Christie

    Olag – Thank you!
    Helen – Better late than never mate. Thanks for dropping by!
    Nettmaus – Mmm hot spicy wine sounds delicious!

  • Brooke

    Congratulations on One Year! I just celebrated my 1 year as well, and am full of pride for the 12 months of blogging, cooking, writing and learning. Cheers to you! Happy anniversary!

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  • K

    happy 1yr! I love your photography =] you might reckon the pics from your first ever post are bad but to an amateur like me they’re still amazing!

  • Lisa

    I love your photo here. Isn’t it fun to see how we improve! Great cauliflower recipe. And Happy Blogiversary!

  • Sparrokei

    Love it Christie – that cherry was amazing. Looks great with the blogiversary flowers too. Good shooting!

  • Sophie

    Your picture is still much better than my first :P. LOL I hope you’re doing well, thanks for stopping by! Congrats on the 1 year Anniversary :)!

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