7 Jan 2012

Happy 2012

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, dear readers. I hope it is filled with love, peace and wonderful things to eat!

2011 has been great – I completed my masters, returned home and started this blog! I have read more about food these past few months than I have my entire life. I have invested in a few great foodie books and gained inspiration from the success (and failures!) of the greatest chefs in the world. From this I understood that failure does not mean that I am no good at something. It just means that I need to try again. I have become more technology savvy. I have learnt a little bit about food styling and become interested in photography.

Here are some of my food resolutions for 2012:

  1. Improve my photography.
  2. Make my own extracts - vanilla extract!.
  3. Use my springform pan to make a cheesecake.
  4. Find a good recipe for the perfect pie dough.
  5. Bake an elaborate birthday cake - made so many!.
  6. Get over my revulsion for eggplant  - aubergine and bell pepper foccacia.
  7. Make marmalade.
  8. Start making breads - aubergine and bell pepper foccacia.
  9. Have a month where I make only hazelnut cookies/cakes/other delicious things - hazelnut sables, chocolate hazelnut torte, homemade nutella.
  10. Grow a few herbs.
  11. Bake something sweet with pumpkin.
  12. Read a new food book each month (see pinterest for the books i want to read).
  13. Bake an olive oil cake - kinnow orange cinnamon cake, french yogurt cake.
  14. Learn how to make good coulis - orange coulis.
 What are your food goals?


  1. My goal is to mail my niece a package that has been in my car forever (I will have to change the address -it is going to Sid's if I don't) and to get you all to come here very soon. Love your blog and you

  2. Oooo, I could help you out with a few of these! I have a great pie/tart crust recipe in the Spinach, Mushroom and Goat cheese tart on my blog. It is out of this world! Also, I just posted a scone recipe that you could make with canned pumpkin puree.
    I would also like to improve my food photography skills after just acquiring a DSLR. Good luck with your goals, they are all fabulous! Happy New Year!

  3. @Lorna Taima - Dont go to so much trouble!! As of now, Im still enjoying all the fabulous stuff you sent with ma :-).

  4. @ Maggie - Will visit your blog and try it out! thanks :-).
    You acquired a DSLR! Wow. Im still learning how to operate my normal camera. Hehe. Happy New Year!