It’s New Year’s Eve! Many recent newspapers and magazines have been filled with photo retrospectives of the year. Since most of my photos throughout the year were taken in my kitchen and at my table, here is my own personal recap of 2010 using some of my favorite Kitchen Fiddler images from this year.
There were cold beverages in varying degrees of intensity.
Salads came in a variety of textures and vibrant colors, building me up with each bite.
The Roasted Cauliflower Soup was probably the MVP of 2010 and my personal favorite addition to the Kitchen Fiddler recipe index this year. But the Savory Oatmeal with Parmesan and Olive Oil definitely gave it a run for its money.
I also went wild over a Monkey Cake.
Pasta was always nice, especially when it was shaped like rice.
I rekindled my love affair with vegetables.
There were unexpected tastes, such as Scallops with Lychees and Champagne Sauce, and Smoked Salt Caramel Ice Cream.
Frozen desserts made everyone happy.
So did chocolate, of course.
2010 was worth remembering on so many levels. I am filled with unspeakable gratitude when I think back over the past 365 days, knowing that I’ve been richly blessed to have such incredible people walking alongside me through all the ups and downs of life. It was a colorful year filled with ever-deepening relationships, inspiring music-making and fantastic culinary adventures.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2011, one that is full of creativity and beauty. And of course, may you have a year filled with memorable meals that you enjoy with the favorite people in your life. Happy New Year!!!