Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Another year passed, another on ahead

Welcome to 2013!

Has it been a good year for you?  Ours was busy, and yes, good.

We've enjoyed the company of our new addition, Barley, for almost a year now.  She's a good pup.  So far she only begs for spinach, carrots and ice cubes.  I'm sure that will change as bad habits settle in. 

Beer and brewing is becoming more of a fixture in our lives as well.  In the coming months, you may see an influx of recipes incorparting or inspired by beers, inaddition to the occasioanl beer pairing or recommentdation.  And perhaps a home brew recipe or two.  Ross is becoming quite the regular at Boom Island Brewery.  We truly look forward to watching them grow in their second year.

And to the blog.  A full packed year to be sure.  Far, far too many loved recipes to truly pick a favorite.  What does come to mind?

Kalua pork
Bourbon Kissed Bacon Waffles
Maple Brined Pork with Roasted Pear Chutney
Home Brined Corned Beef
Cheesy Risotto
Caramel Ice Cream
Crunchy Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Homemade Hummus
Tempting Tomato Sauce
Boozy Vanilla French Toast
Bavarian Pretzel Bites
Seafood Pealla

It's quite a joy looking over the last year of cooking and recalling the memories with each.  A camping trip, a birthday, a friend's graduation, a luau and home brew gathering.  2012 truly was a good year!

And a few misses though.  This year saw the first complete miss in the Fish Dumplings.  Well, perhaps not a complete miss.  The dumplings were so so.  The curry that accompanied it however.  All I can say is I'm sorry.

The butternut squash gnocchi were a similar story.  On their own, lovely, but the leek sauce didn't quite sit right with the dumplings.  We can't win them all.

Thank you for sharing this little slice of the blogsphere with me.  Here's to many many  more years of tasty experiments, good food and great company.

Thank you!

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