Friday, December 31, 2010

Memories the Essence of Life ~ Best of 2010!

It is that moment in the year when you sit back to think of what has passed by through the year. I was keen not to forget to announce this event and many got back saying how wonderful it is to do this recap. I agree, when you look back you see all these twelve months passing by in front of you in a visage.

When I read back on what I wrote for 2009, I seem to be struck at that point. But let me now talk about things that didn't happen. It is going to happen, but let me talk about things that did happen and left a mark on my memory.

I wanted to do a similar one on a personal level not connected to food as this year was remarkable in many other ways too. I could do one in this year in passing. I was so moved doing it as it touched on some important things that happened. Every year you are bound to see good and bad, it is said you learn from your mistakes, cherish your happiness. Don't dwell on the bad things, you are not going to get anything out of it. That has always been my policy and I am not going to change it now.

On the food blogging front, I have posted about 82 recipes, some classics and some new. And yes this year has been good in many Food related fronts, including being part of this blogging community.

January saw me hosting my favorite recap of MLLA event. I started and ended Year 2009 with this event. I am happy to have good friends like Susan.

February saw me Basic dishes. I did a diet Program

In March I met bloggers from Chennai through IndiBloggers and was awarded Best Culinary Post - Avant Garde Bloggies Awards for Gulab Jamun. Then of course it was the festival occasion of Ugadi.

April celebrated 3 years of blogging and I had Thanda Mela on the occasion.

May saw me preparing some traditional breakfasts for my sils. And I also released a Kindle version of my e-Book.

June saw me getting more involved into Microwave Cooking, where I announced of 365 days of Microwave Cooking.

July saw me posting on How to make Rasam in 5 minutes which by the way seems to be the most asked question. What followed in this month were a series of Microwave dishes.

August saw One Million Visits to the blog and some yummy treats to celebrate too.

September celebrated Vinayaka Chavithi special, while Ganesh is the remover of bad doings, it seems very fitting.

October had me flying to SFO to attend the BlogHer Food 10 conference. I was a panel speaker on Food Diplomats and Cuisine Ambassadors. It was a trip of a lifetime, very memorable for a Food blogger to meet and represent India on an international level.

November celebrated Deepavali.

December saw me celebrating Terra Madre Day getting back to Baking and of course meeting my blogger friends.

Indian Cooking Challenge members grew and we did many interesting challenges

Each and every post lingers leaving a lasting impression in mind. I so look forward to the year that is coming and hoping to blog more.

A very happy new year to all my readers who take time to read my blog and get me going. If there is anything that you feel should be done in the coming year, leave a comment will try to target it.

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Priya said...

Awesome recap Valli, loved reading..

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Hey Srivalli,

It was really nice to know about your activities in 2010! Kudos to you! :) I sincerely hope you have a better year 2011! Happy New year! :)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Congrats for all the achievements and best wishes for 2011. Sending you my entry for this event.

Nithya said...

Wowwww year full of lovely activities :) you are just too amazing I say.. damn inspiring to youngsters or say recent bloggers like me :) You do too much and too well too ;) Awesome buddy.. keep it going and I am happy that I got to know you :)

Sharmila said...

Have a wonderful new year dear Valli! :-)

nivedita said...

Hi Valli,
Thats a real recap of the whole year.
I have lot to learn from you.
Happy new year.

jayasree said...

Lovely recap...

wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Loved knowing more about you ... You have had a very hppng yr ... Happy new year

Priya Sreeram said...

Have a Great 2011 !

Kamini said...

That was truly a year to be proud of! Looking forward to much more of the same in the new year. Happy New Year, Srivalli, and best wishes to you and your family. Keep it up!

Dr.Sameena Prathap


I forgot to send entries for best recipes of 2010...Can i still send them???When will you be posting roundup??Happy new year to you!!:)Great recap!!:)


harini-jaya said...

Wishing u many more successful n happy events in the year ahead!

rekhas kitchen said...

Nice readup Valli wish u and ur family a very happy,healthy and prosperous new year.

Preeti said...

That is quite a fantastic year Srivalli!!! Wish you a very happy new year. Great work going.

Sai Sai said...


I have been your blog reader since a long time.

Congratulations on your achievements. Everything you do is excellent because of your hard work, dedication and discipline.

I hope your Cook book will be published this year.

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year.


Simran said...

I love the "back to baking" bit the best.

Great list! Hope you have a rocking 2011

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Valli, what a great year you have had, lovely. May your 2011 be even greater than all your previous years :)

Laavanya said...

Happy New Year valli! :)

Smitha said...

what a great year u have had!...great job too...Happy New year 2011 Srivalli...have a happy and safe year!

Shobha said...

Congrats for all your achievements in 2010 and wish you a more successful year 2011.

Srivalli said...

Priya, Mehnaz, Sanjeeta, Sharmila, Nive, Jayasree, Spoonfuls of love, Priya, Kamini, Sameena, Harini, Padma, Preeti, Simmi, Priya, Laavanya, Smitha, Shobha Thank you so much for your warm wishes. Appreciate them so much.

Nithi, Thank you so much..I feel much the same having met you..:)

Sarada Thank you very much for de-lurking to wish me. Your words are much appreciated. Readers like you who come back is what keeps me going, so I got to thank you guys..:) Wish you and your family a great year ahead!

Swaram said...

Such a lovely recap Valli. Happy 2011 :)

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