Saturday, 2 April 2011

Kavey Eats 2 Today

Somehow the second birthday of my blog has come around already.

Mini Kavey

I'm not sure how it happened so fast; I still feel like a newbie blogger – flushed with excitement, discovery and joy.

Certainly my enthusiasm (and verbosity) hasn't shown any signs of abating. In my first year, I wrote 127 posts. This last year I've posted 216!


Even more so than last year, blogging has brought me so much, not least some wonderful friendships that I truly cherish. Of course, there have also been fantastic opportunities to meet and learn from chefs and experts, visit fascinating events, review products and cookery books, attend fun and informative cookery courses, review restaurants and hotels and so much more. And of course, there's been time for a bit of cooking too!

this last year I have persuaded my husband Pete to join in with this latest hobby of mine, in the guise of Pete Drinks. (He's also making more regular updates on our gardening blog, now that we have an allotment to supplement our kitchen garden).

I'm more excited about food and drink than ever and can't wait to see what my third year of blogging brings.

Here are my favourite 65 posts from the last year of blogging:

  • Hot Sweet Sour Tangy Lemon Pickle
  • Catch Of The Day At Billingsgate Seafood Training School
  • Lipsmacking Tamarind Ketchup
  • Beautiful Buttery Brioche
  • Cooking A Crab
  • Polpo: A Venetian Bacaro in London
  • Chocolate Chorizo Chilli Con Carne
  • Learning To Cook Japanese: Beef Tataki & Creamy Sesame Sauce
  • Urban Farming With Celia Brooks Brown
  • Choux Buns With Coffee Custard Filling
  • An Interview With Kavey
  • Mat Follas' Foraging Course
  • The Scandinavian Kitchen: Swedish Cheese Tart
  • Pierre Koffman Is Back In Business: Koffmann's At The Berkeley
  • Memories of Vodka, A Moscow Mule & The Re-Establishment of a Vodka Empire
  • Pickled Gherkins, How I Love Thee!
  • Creamy, Dreamy Paneer Malai
  • Best of the Blogs: Kavey Eats in the Times!
  • Chateau d'Yquem Tasting & Dinner
  • Food Styling & Photography Lessons from Alastair Hendy
  • Dishoom Dishoom
  • The Views Are Paramount: Dining With A View in London
  • Denhay Farms: An Interview With Traditional Cheese & Bacon Producers
  • Empanada! Leith's Meat Bible
  • Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake
  • Toast? What's YOUR Feel Good Food Smell?
  • Hix' Baked Parsnips with Lancashire Cheese
  • Under Pressure: Raspberry Pancakes With Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
  • Aqua & Their Curiously Addictive Kookoo Sabzi
  • Autumn Garden & Good News!
  • Home-Style Cooking at Delhi Grill
  • Meemalee's Kitchen Goes Large: The Burmese Pop Up
  • Paganum: A Rural Tradition – Buying British and Visiting the Farm
  • Shaking it with the Zulu warriors
  • Green Romanesco Cauliflower Cheese
  • My Hallowe'en Pumpkin
  • Pete Drinks: Wolf Brewery Battle of Britain RAF
  • Travels, Food and Memories with Josceline Dimbleby
  • Birthday Blow Out at Launceston Place
  • Pete Drinks: Marble Brewery Tour-At-Home
  • Daisy Does Dinner for Kavey (NSFW)
  • A Rather Unusual Job Interview + Pear & Ginger Chutney Recipe
  • Angela Nilsen's Ultimate Quiche Lorraine
  • Food & Drink We Love & Hate At Christmas
  • Pete Drinks: Bristol Beer Factory Tour-At-Home
  • Making Gingerbread Houses with LexEats
  • Love Shack, that's where it's at! (Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall)
  • The Great Christmas Pudding Taste Test!
  • Twelve I have, Eighteen I want: Confessions of a Food Book Addict
  • ? Chicken, Bacon, Mushroom & Crème Fraiche Pasta
  • Chin Chin Laboratories: London's First Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream Parlour
  • Homemade Terrine de Foie Gras Mi-Cuit
  • Pete Drinks: The Kernel Brewery Tour-At-Home
  • Sweden's King of Cheeses Comes To Town!
  • ThaT Burger!
  • How to make Strawberry Vodka Liqueur
  • Pete Drinks: CAMRA Says This Is Not Real Ale!
  • Bangladeshi Shatkora Citrus: Candied Peel, Cordial, Posset & Pectin
  • A Slice of Cherry Pie: Creamy Sausage Pasta
  • Viajante: A Journey Of Flavours, Textures and Unusual Combinations
  • Pete Drinks: Bath Ales Tour-At-Home
  • Thanking My Mum
  • Fifteen Cornwall
  • Baking Bread with Master Baker Tom Herbert of Hobbs House Bakery
  • Güdness Gracious Me + Recipe for Fred & Jerome's Chocolate Gü-lash

  • Also, a few reminders:

    Lastly, I'd also like to wish a happy blog birthday to my friend Dom at Belleau Kitchen, which celebrates it's first birthday today!


    Mat Follas said...

    Happy Birthday !


    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

    Happy Birthday Kavey! You make me feel old as I started in 2007!

    Here is to the next 2 years!

    Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

    Happy Blog Birthday Kavey... you're an inspiration to me and will always be my (older) blog sister! (he he he)


    Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

    p.s. how glam is your mum?... FABULOUS!!!!

    Nordic Nibbler said...

    Happy Birthday Kavey Eats!

    Miss Whiplash said...

    Happy Birthday to youuuuu,
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu,
    Happy Birthday dear Kaveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey,
    Happy Birthday to youuuu :-)

    Please help yourself to cake!

    Kavey said...

    Mat, ta lovely and ha, I love that one! XKCD rocks!

    Helen, going strong, hope I make it to 4 years too!

    Dom, it is my honour to be considered your blog sister, aaw. And yeah, my mum very glam, some of my teachers fancied her. She still looks great now.

    Nordic, thanks lovely!

    Jennie, aaw, thank you, cake would be lovely!

    Lisa said...

    Happy 2nd Birthday! Wait, does this mean the start of the Terrible Twos?

    Glad to know you honey, very glad indeed.


    geekmummy said...

    Happy blog birthday Kavey!

    Elizabeth said...

    You are having such a good time with this! Happy birthday.

    celia said...

    Happy birthday, Kavey Eats! I'm so glad to have found you! :)

    meemalee said...

    Happy blog birthday Kavey!!! x

    PMSL at Mat's comment ;P

    Krista said...

    I can't believe you've only been blogging for two years!!! I feel like you've been around forever! Happy Blog Birthday!

    Fave 65 posts! LOVE IT!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Blog Birthday :) I'm a newbie to reading your posts but they have been a pleasant read and often raise a chuckle. Will post some soft drinks suggs, as I too like to have an alternative. Hoping that you'll keep me chuckling for more blogs to come - @Dini152

    Nicky said...

    Hippy birdie! x

    The kitchen princess diaries said...

    Happy blog birthday.

    Marmaduke Scarlet said...

    And here's to many, many more years :)

    Anne said...

    Happy blog birthday Kavey, heres to many more years blogging :)

    Mamta said...

    Happy blog birthday Kav. You have always been great at writing and your blog reflects that. It is not so long ago that you were teething and chewing your fingers (refrence to the picture above)!

    Kavey said...

    Thank you so much, everyone!