Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, Kitchen Fiddler!

My little blog is one year old today!

I had no idea what was in store for me when I started Kitchen Fiddler a year ago today. I didn’t know how to upload photos, much less write anything beyond simple text in a word processing document. Yet I felt compelled to give this a shot, figuring I’d learn as I went along. (I’ve always been a pretty quick study.) After writing more than 60 posts and taking countless photographs, to say nothing of all the time spent on the actual cooking, I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.

I wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who have visited me here this year. I have truly enjoyed sharing my kitchen adventures with you. I’ve always found that it’s more satisfying to cook for family and friends rather than for myself alone, so sharing my recipes and photos with all of you on the blog has given me a virtual way to do that. I actually think I’ve enjoyed my time in the kitchen MORE this year because of it, so thank you for your participation!

One of the great things about this blog format—as opposed to merely reading a book by a particular author—is the potential for interaction between the blogger and her readers. If you’ve had success with any of these recipes, or if you have variations or ideas for improvement on a dish, I would genuinely love to know about it. I hope you’ll feel free to leave a comment sometime, for I’m curious to hear your thoughts. If you’re feeling shy about posting your comment directly on the Kitchen Fiddler site, you can also email me at kitchenfiddler (at) gmail (dot) com.

It was a delicious pleasure having larger stretches of time to cook and write this summer, but even with the new concert season beginning this month, I will make every effort to update Kitchen Fiddler frequently. I hope this site will be one that you’ll want to visit often. As we swing into fall, I am excited about the wide array of apples and pears I’m finding at the farmer’s markets, and I have a long list of warming autumnal soups that I can’t wait to make when the crisp weather officially settles in.

Thank you for accompanying me on my Kitchen Fiddler adventure this first year!


Ed Valentine said...

Congratulations, Kitchen Fiddler! And Happy Foodie Birthday! (Hmm, what DOES one get a blog for its birthday?)

I can't wait for many more years of great posts, great photos, great stories... and great FOOD!

adrienne said...

happy birthday kitchen fiddler! i love waiting for your posts and look forward to many more years of doing so. what kind of birthday cake are you making for yourself??