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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

7 Links Challenge - and 2 Years!

I have totally enjoyed seeing many of the 7 links post, and I myself have been tagged by Elisabeth of Food and Thrift, and Kristy of My Little Space to join in the fun, and with many open offers. Finally I was able to get this post up. It was a lot harder that you might think. Of course I cheated on a couple and gave more than one answer, but it was a lot of fun going back through everything. Also, I discovered that Sept 5 was my 2 year blog anniversary. So I guess it worked out pretty good timing.


I am not a big baker and don't make a lot of fancy pretty cakes and desserts. I do make pretty bento box lunches, but those beauties are on my The Tiny Bento blog. So I came up with a fussy little dish that I made that not only looked good, but tasted just as good. Butternut Squash and Walnut Ravioli with Sage Cream Sauce. I also like to add a lot of beauty to my posts with photos from the Nation's #1 beach and flowers, family and the pretty things that surround me each day.

2. THE MOST POPULAR POST This one was easier to pick I just checked the stats!
With this recipe I was having fun one afternoon playing with my new pancake puff pan and discovered how to make a Savory Aebleskiver. Apparently it was something that many are interested in because it is my most popular post by a big margin. For awhile my Arepas and Cheese were a close second but now they are just back with the pack in second place.


I can't really say that I have a controversial post, this almost went for beauty, but for my Agua de Flora Jamaica (hibiscus Tea) I did get a comment that told me how I should make it.

I really like to make most of my posts helpful. I do many play-by-play, or step-by-step post to show even the beginning cooks that they don't have to be afraid to try to make anything. Hopefully my photos will help them want to make it. I chose this Brazilian Feijoada as a helpful post because of all the research that I did, and just because it might have some oddball ingredients, you can still make it your way and it tasted so good too... I was very happy with it. I also have to add my Chewy Granola Bars ...because someone actually commented that they have seen many granola bar recipes and this was the first one that showed her how to do it step-by-step. So that made me feel good! Thanks Nami.


Like many things I make here is something that I have been wanting to try and may never get the chance to make it to Japan to try it the way the Japanese make it. Okonomiyaki was interesting and I think I need a little more practice to make it as pretty as it should be, but I got such a big response. I will make it again, but different!

Rhubarb and Plum Crisp...well maybe this post didn't deserve any attention because of the lousy was also one of my early posts. But I created this dessert all on my own and the flavors were so good together. It was something that worked and was created out of what I had in the house to work with. Mmm...I would like a nice warm bowl of it right now with a big scoop of ice cream!


When I first started my blog it was (of course this time of year) and Kristy was making mooncakes for the up and coming Mooncake Festival in Malaysia where she lives. I must say that mooncakes intrigued me so much and I wanted to make some. It took me almost a year to get up the courage to do so and post it on my blog. I did get the idea from Kristy and adapted my recipe from hers, but with my own little spin on Chocolate, Fruit and Nut Mooncakes.

...But I just had to mention my Hasselbeck Potatoes only because Sunny Anderson from Food Network actually commented on my post. I first saw these famous potatoes when she made them on her show Cooking for Real. So that was kind of exciting for lil' ol' me!

I hope you all enjoyed it and please feel free to join in. I would love to see everyone's seven links!