Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year 2010 In Pictures

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.

And cake.

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!!!


CC said...

Those photos are simply GORGEOUS!! The one of the ice cream maker just makes me mad however!!
You could make a calendar out of those shots...

louise said...

Thanks CC! I'm telling you, the KitchenAid ice cream maker is the way to go as I've had beautiful results each time. Of course, you know that you're welcome to come over any time and make ice cream here, especially if it's of the saffron variety! :-)

Ed V. said...

Fantastic post, Louise. And fantastic food. Glad I had the privilege to sample some of it! Happy New Year. :)

Gypmar said...

Hi, Louise! This is the most delicious-looking retrospective I've ever seen.

I hadn't visited you here in a while, and then I ran across your comment at Smitten Kitchen and of course I had to come say hi :) Let us know if you make the white bean stew!