Happy Birthday, Eggs on Sunday!
One year ago today, I launched Eggs on Sunday – happy birthday, EoS! I had no idea how well blogging would go when I started, but I have to say, the year has been even better than I imagined. I’ve met some wonderful people, connected with a great community of like-minded food lovers, cooked and eaten a lot of delicious food, and learned a ton. My dashboard tells me that over the past year, I’ve written 233 posts, and you readers have left 1,791 comments – wow! When I launched last January, I had a small circle of devoted readers (thanks, friends and family!) and today, my site metering tools tell me that EoS gets an average of 800+ visits per day – that’s awesome!
Awhile back, Kristin tagged me for a “Ten Favorite Food Photos” meme, and it’s been sitting in my “to post” queue for a few months now…I thought my blog-birthday might be a good time to dust it off and take a good look at some of the photos that have been my personal favorites from the past year. There’s a few more than 10, but…hey…it’s a blog-birthday! Enjoy!
I love this photo of Creamy Tomato Soup with Herb Toasts for the vibrant orangey-red of the soup…va va va voom!
I used these purple carrots in Roasted Carrots with Thyme, and honestly, I think they’re one of the most beautiful vegetables ever. The velvety, midnight purple of the outer carrot against the orange sunburst core — it’s nature’s art.
I love the photo of this Individual Chocolate Guinness Cake mainly for the gentle curve of the cascading softly whipped cream down the side…doesn’t it look like a snowdrift that you could happily wade through?
These French Breakfast Radishes were a gorgeous find at the spring Farmer’s Market, and a great accompaniment to the Spring Herb Mayonnaise I learned to love (I still can’t believe I’m typing those words.)
Tartlets on parade! The Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Tartlets were a big hit, and this picture is reminding me that a batch of cute little tartlets is long overdue.
I love the angle I got in this picture – the sunny yellow “egg yolk” (really lemon curd) nestled in the eggshell, and the “toast” just beyond. April Fool’s “Eggs and Toast” was a hit last April Fool’s Day.
And ah, the joy I experienced trying out my new mini cheesecake pan! I had an intense love affair with Luscious Lemon Curd last spring, and these Little Lemony Ricotta Cheesecakes were a perfect vehicle for a dollop of the tart spread. Oh, I so want a spoonful of lemon curd right now.
Would it be weird to have a framed photo of this Spring Pea Soup on the wall and call it abstract art? I’m seriously considering it.
One of my favorite pizza photos was of this Bacon, Egg and Spinach Pesto Pizza, not only because it tasted soooo good, but also because I loved the egg and bacon face.
Of the various ice creams I made last summer, this photo of the Mocha Mint Chunk Ice Cream still calls out to me – I love the contrast in textures between the smooth, creamy ice cream and the chunky mint patties.
My favorite photo from our garden last summer — chioggia beets, just pulled from the ground.
These Summer Vegetable Pancakes with Basil Chive Cream were one of my favorite appetizers over the summer…I’m thinking of trying the same approach with root vegetables before the winter is over.
Ohhhh, maple black pepper pork chops. My heart still rings true for you.
I love this picture of the pumpkin spice scones for the fact that it shows exactly what they are – chubby, light, rich, biscuity, studded with raisins and a lovely golden hue. There was a reason we ate them 4 weekends in a row!
And lastly, the Very Spicy Caramel Pears…I like that you can see the little bits of crushed spice still stuck to the pear wedges, that the wedges kept their shape even though they’re roasted to a soft, tender texture, and the caaaaaaaramel sauce… so buttery and lovely.
So that’s 16 pictures, but I hope you enjoyed the little pictorial trip down memory lane as much as I did. Thanks for coming along with me for the ride this past year, dear readers!